I have my own cupcake tower. My original tower was retired after someone snapped the stem. Eventually, Wilton came out with one of their own and it turned out to be a lot sturdier than my old one was. I am more wary about lending that one out because it is a lot pricier than the first tower I had. In fact, the first tower is no longer being made. I am wiser after the first one was ruined. I'm a lot more careful with the new one.
Since this woman insisted she had it all set up and only needed cupcakes, I didn't bother offering my own tower. She paid me in cash, as she said she would, and emailed to tell me they were delicious and all her guests loved every bite.
Then she sent me the picture.
Oh. My. Golly.
Well, thank goodness I don't put much weight on promises people make to me. Professional? Not quite. I later found out that her best friend was a baker and charged $3 per cupcake. I'm assuming she wasn't about to cut her a break on the price. Mine were NOT that pricey. I already had the feeling she was on a budget and after seeing this picture, I knew I was right.
No, this isn't going up on my website, but it just proves to me that I was right.....AGAIN.
- This is not a professional picture.
- This is not a cupcake tower. This is a 3-tier staggered cake stand. (I have one of these, too.)
- She was on a VERY tight budget.
- She was thankful for the work I did, but I know she doesn't realize what kind of break I cut her.
- She most certainly DID NOT refrigerate those cupcakes like I told her to do.
- Despite all my belly-aching, I know I did the right thing.