Sunday, January 9, 2011

First Wedding Cake

Last August, my sister asked me to make her wedding cake. I said yes immediately, but then I started freaking out. What was I doing? I don't know how to make a tiered cake. Sure I'd made many decorated cakes, but never anything more than one layer. So I started looking on websites for tips, tricks, and ideas. I came across Wilton's website and they have this beautiful cake that is three tiers with pearl balls for the pillars. I thought sure I can do that. So I ordered the pillars (more on that story after the pictures). Here's what I came up with. Not bad for my first time using fondant and creating a three-tiered cake. Cake was good, but the fondant was melting all over the place. It was August afterall.

As you probably noticed, there's only two tiers, not three. OK, the rest of the story. So I went on the web to look for the best deal on the pearl tiers. I found a website, that I won't mention, that had a good deal on all three sets.

So, I placed my order at the beginning of June, plenty of time to make the cake in August. Well, I didn't get a response on my order by the beginning of July, so I contacted them and they assured me they would have them to me by July 17th. Fine.

When I received them, it was only two sets. So I contacted them again and they assured me I would have the third set by August 1st. Well, it's now January and I don't have either the pillar or my refund. The guy at the cake place first said he would send a check...two weeks later, he forgot and will send one...two more weeks later, will I accept a personal check cause his business account won't let him write one after 60 days from purchase. Sure.....month later, where's my check? Oh, he thought he sent it, he'll send another one....Three months later, he sent it but it must be lost. He's at the hospital with a dying uncle, he will get another one to me as soon as he can...Still no check. 

I don't know what to do next. It was only $17.00, but it's the principle of the matter. I think I should contact the attorney generals office or something, because I know he's still doing business. Any opinions? Is it worth chasing down, or do I chalk it up to lesson learned? Leave a comment and let me know what you think I should do.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.


  1. Hey girl! I just read this and wanted to say a few things. I am so sorry this happened to you. It is horrible when honest people get ripped off. Second you should post the name of the company so we are forwarned and dont buy from them. ;) It looks beautiful as a two layer!!!!

  2. Thanks Raven.I think the cake supply company may have read my blog because I received the check a couple of days after posting this.