Anyone been disappointed when they ordered a made to order cake? Wedding cake? (I hope not). Birthday cake?
I got into it with the person taking my order today. Enough to cause way too much attention for my taste.
Simple cake for a girl's 5th birthday party. I asked what she wanted, she said a strawberry shortcake. Then she said she wanted lots of icing flowers on top. Fine.
This bakery makes everything, so I asked for a classic strawberry shortcake with strawberries on top with red and pink roses all over it (so each kid would get a rose).
He said they don't usually add roses to a strawberry shortcake. I said well, it's a custom cake. He said it won't look good. I said I knew that, that it would look overdone, but that didn't matter. I saw a sheet cake there with all the flowers, said that was a good one, make it just like that, add strawberries and it's done.
He continued to argue how it will look top heavy. That's when I got mad and said "I know, it DOES NOT MATTER. It's for a little girl who wants the strawberries AND the flowers, her mother is dead and it's her first birthday without her. Will you make the cake or do I need to go elsewhere"?
Next thing he said was what size cake would you like? I paid for it and left. I hope they don't sabotage the cake.