the wedding cake

August 16th, 2010

Ok, I admit it, I fibbed when I said our next blog would be about the honeymoon, but I swear I have a really good excuse. We’re in the middle of moving my stuff over to Rob’s and since my computer (let alone my desk) is not yet set up I do not have access to going thru them. I will just take a sidetrack to talk about our wedding cake.

Going into the wedding I knew not everything would go as planned, so let’s just say the cake was it for our story. It’s so ironic that out of all the things in the wedding I was actually most confident that this would not be the thing to fail me. It ended up looking NOTHING like the photo we provided and the largest bottom layer had cracked during transport. We ended up getting a cake we didn’t want and it was way too small to look grand in the beautiful spot we had set up to display it in.

Let’s just get to it…here’s a photo of the cake we wanted: gold smaller layers and taller chocolate swirls layers. Very tall and grand and also fits with our color scheme.

Here’s a photo of what we got: yellow smaller layers and a single taller layer of flat very little chocolate swirls. For one it was not gold–I was despising the yellow so much b/c I did not want anything yellow in the wedding. The yellow roses were horrendous. What made it even worst was that I did not want to see a single rose at my wedding. Secondly–where are all the intricate swirls?? Looks like playdoh shaped stuff. =(

Here’s Rob and I cutting the cake. I didn’t realize I looked that obviously unhappy.

My sister informed me of this cake fiasco minutes before our grand entrance. Needless to say I was sort of thankful to hear it only b/c I needed a distraction from our first dance jitters that was coming up all too soon. After I saw it I was so tempted to have it removed, but that would have been quite odd to have an empty teatro. If the cake had turned out as we had wanted it would have been the icing on the cake for our wedding–would have made it a perfect day.

The vendor gave us a full refund only b/c the bottom layer had cracked–not b/c they didn’t deliver on the design. I guess it was sort of a blessing that the bottom layer had cracked b/c we would not have been happy with the design at all even if all 4 layers were complete. We could have gotten the cake from the same vendor who made the one we pictured above (Cake Divas in Culver City) but they were way over our range–more than double what we were paying. I guess you really do get what you pay for.

Don’t worry–I’m over it now. I just had to share the story.

8 Responses to “the wedding cake”

  1. tdang on August 16, 2010 3:09 pm

    dang…the cake was way off.

  2. Titi Nguyen on August 16, 2010 4:39 pm

    It’ll be funny in retrospect. Give it a couple years. But sheesh. That’s ridiculously off!

  3. Jen on August 16, 2010 4:40 pm

    That cake was nothing close to standard. Now that you mentioned it, this was the only thing I wasn’t awwed over.

  4. Annie on August 16, 2010 6:55 pm

    maybe u should get a refund… 🙁 can it be done?

  5. mareyberry on August 16, 2010 11:56 pm

    the difference is crazy! but you gotta just take it all in stride…im glad you didn’t pay one penny for it!

  6. Heidi@TrulyEngaging on August 17, 2010 8:55 am

    Congratulations on your marriage! Am sorry about your cake though…

    And congrats on winning Best Real Bride Blog from Aisle Dash!

  7. Rob on August 17, 2010 12:15 pm

    @annie the vendor did provide us with a full refund because the bottom layer (not pictured) of the cake cracked. In the end, we would have preferred to just have the cake we initially wanted.

  8. heather on August 19, 2010 9:29 pm

    i really liked the way if tasted if it makes you feel better. i tried all the flavors 🙂

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