Cake or No Cake ? Originally booked a with a lady who quoted £160. Yes I know a fab price. She's decided now to run it as a business and wants to charge an extra £40. As we are on a low budget now and it was for just at an evening reception, no day do. Would you.... Completely scrap idea of a cake, buy one from M&S or pay the extra. I'm loosing the will with my wedding. Already had to cancel our wedding abroad and have registry office wedding here. Wondering what disaster is going to strike next.
Hi go with M&S if you really want a cake good luck :)
Surely if she’s quoted then she should honour it??
I defiantly wouldn’t be paying anymore! Did u have the cost in writing? X
I got.mine from m&s and got my florist to decorate it with some fresh flowers left over from the bridesmaid bouquets. Looked lovely and tasted fab! Was plain white and I chose 4 different sizes and also chose 2 flavours (vanilla and red velvet) was cheaper and looked and tasted just as nice as a 'professional'cake xx
Tell her you either want the quoted price or you’ll go elsewhere x
She should be honouring the price she quoted you. If you paid a deposit then she can’t alter the price once booked.. unless she gave you and paperwork stating the price can be changed
Our venue has more than doubled in price since we booked and they havent charged us anything extra. Just said to us we were lucky booking when we did. She should still honour the quote regardless of her going into a proper business now. Xx
Go for M&S x
Just go with a cake from a supermarket ir a collection of cupcakes or even a new crase is a pyramid of doughnuts.
There are cheaper people out there to make a wedding cake ... terrible woman upping the price
If she has already quoted you a price she should be honouring it. Not your problem that she is now running as a business, what has that got to do with increasing a price already quoted. I would tell her that either she honours the original price or you will take your business elsewhere. She also has to remember that most businesses are recommended by word of mouth and doing that to clients is not good for business.
If you have the quote in an email or message then they should honour it and it’s technically a contract if it’s agreed so you shouldn’t have to pay more.
M&S cakes are supposed to be lovely though x
I think the cheapest M&S one I’ve seen is £199 anyway unless you get the seperate cakes you have to put together yourself.x
This really sucks if you have a contract or something written down explain to her she shouldn’t charge you more for it and stress the benefits of her having your good review one she’s made it as good for the business. There are so many cake makers out there she’d be shooting herself in the foot to start off negatively. If she refuses to honour it then M&S and fresh or even artificial flowers would work, and make sure you leave her bad reviews everywhere for customer service!!x
My cake made of cheese bought from Tesco was £129 and everyone thought it was amazing 😊👍🏻
I have the original email.
I've told her I'm not paying the extra. If I'd paid a deposit i would have took it further.
Looks like M&S are getting my businrss. Thank you everyone xxx
I’d go with the M&S cake & tell her where to stick it purely on principal!
Waitross do some lovely ones starting from I think about £40
M&S aren’t the cheapest mind! A friend of mine had about 4 or 5 cakes (carrot cake, Victoria sponge etc) made by family and friends, all on different height cake stands spread on one table and it looked beautiful and the cakes were lovely! Something that some family would be happy to contribute and unique xx
M&S cakes are lovely and you can decorate it yourself for alot less that than she has quoted.
Honestly, it would be worth the extra, I did a wedding cake for a couple and made a loss charging £150 about 6 years ago
If you haven't paid anything then go elsewhere. She quoted you price in writing do there for should honour it. Her wanting to change the price now screams unprofessionalism if she's starting a business. You could build and decorate your own cake for about 100. X
Go with M&S. That what I am doing and they nice cakes x
Where are you based and what type of cake do you want? There are lots of hobby bakers about who will make you a cake for the cost of ingredients, and many of them are every bit as good as professionals, they just haven’t set up as a business! Could be worth looking on gumtree or even the marketplace on here as I always get cake makers popping up on mine! If you are anywhere near me I would do it for cost price! Recently did my friends....
I spent £400 on a cake for 80 people. Whilst it looked beautiful, I was eating cake everyday for 2 weeks...
Spend it on something else.
She's not going to have a very reputable business if she changes prices like. She should honour the price you booked, even if it's not in writing it's a verbal contract. The business won't get off to a very good start if she pisses off an existing client.
We got an M&S cake and decorated ourselves, was absolutely lovely and lasted ages! We lived in cups of tea and wedding cake for so long
that was our cake n guess what it was marks and spencers didnt cost my mum to decorate it either was much cheaper than getting one made x
Asda sell plain cakes you can decorate yourself x
My venue and hair/makeup artist have both upped there prices but honouring the cheaper price they quoted for me. I would tell her to honour the quoted price or go to M&S or Waitrose.
I've been looking at them for options too.
Yeah I agree with most people here, she should be honouring the original price! Go with M&S xx
If she is running a business now it's better if you just take your business elsewhere rather than force her to make a loss for you..
A bit out of order after giving you that price. My sister was on a budget for her wedding,i bought her cake,3 different sized tiers from M&S,it was delicious too. Good luck.
Another way of reducing costs with the cake is to have artificial tiers, we’ve had 5 tiers ranging from 14” bottom to top. But only the base is real cake. The other tiers will appear to be real. We don’t intend on cutting out the cake only for the initial traditional cake cut then we have cupcakes etc. So will send the bottom one into school for my children to hand out. The cake has only cost £125 and has lots and lots of fine detail so I thought was a good price x
Don’t have 1. Outdated tradition that nobody pays any attention to.
This was my M&S cake. I changed the ribbon to match my colour scheme as it came with silver ribbons. £64 for all 3 tiers & it was delicious. It's really easy to assemble yourself - you need to put dowels in the lower tiers to support the weight of the upper tiers - sounds tricky but isn't. There's a video on the m&s website.
Tell her she honours the quote or she doesn’t get a penny from you. Bye bye business she’s running. Ain’t no good without customers and you and all your guests would have recommended her before now!
She should honour £160 if you'd signed a contract at that price. If you didn't sign anything then unfortunately she is within her rights to up the cost. But £200 is still a really good price for a wedding cake. You won't get much better than that at M&S unless you want a plain cake and you'll have to set it all up yourself at the venue. At least a professional cake maker will bring the cake to your venue in the evening while you're busy focussing on the important stuff!
I had this as my cake. 120 doughnuts from Krispy Kreme for £80 x
M S Cakes are wonderful. That’s what we had.
Fortunately/unfortunately I hadn't paid a deposit as she originally said it could be paid next year. I do still have the original email confirming the price. But to be honest know she's done this I don't have any faith in her anymore.
Her loss and M&S gain.
We've chisen a wedding cake from M&S. It's beautiful
Get some of the cake made in other product like cardboard not cake(?
This was my friends m&s cake I did for her. Xxx