I delivered this cake to a church in downtown Chattanooga a couple of weeks ago. When we walked in the reception all we were greeted by a man with a huge punk mohawk that was directing some of the other people helping with the wedding with what to do. He was really cool, but not someone you would expect to run into in a church!
I have said it before and I'll say it again... if you're going to be in the wedding business, you have to stay somewhat flexible. In my contract, and on my sketches, this cake showed that it was supposed to have a bell topper on it. But when I get to the reception hall, no one knows anything about a bell topper, but there is a small bucket of orchids labeled "for the cake". Hmmm, no mention of flowers or orchids on the sketches or contract either. Oh well, give me something pretty to work with and I'll add it on the cake. The orchids actually looked really pretty with the purple ribbon on the cake.
There are some things I won't compromise on, but for the most part, staying flexible will make you and the client happy - and it will keep you from pulling your hair out!!
Have a great weekend!