A bride who allegedly demanded six wedding cake samples has been slammed by her husband’s cousin, who claims she refused to pay him for the hours he spent baking it.
Writing to Slate magazine’s agony aunt Dear Prudence, the anonymous US baker explained he spent hours and hundreds of dollars working on the cousin’s wedding cake, only to get shut down when it was time to pay the bill.
The former ‘semi-professional baker’ explained that he volunteered to bake the wedding cake for his cousin, as he was like a ‘little brother’ to him
However he was left furious after the cousin refused to pay the $500 (£395) it took in materials for the cake, and the numerous samples presented to the happy couple.
An anonymous American baker said their cousin refused to pay for a wedding cake they spent hours crafting, even though the bride and groom originally had agreed to pay for cake expenses. Pictured: a stock image of a wedding cake
The baker explained in the letter that the cake ended up costing more than planned because of the numerous demands from the ‘princess bride.’
He revealed that the bride requested to have six different cake samples, ranging from chocolate to vegan, and changed her mind repeatedly – each time after he had already bought the materials needed for the cake.
According to the baker, his cousin and his bride-to-be had previously agreed to cover the cost of materials, but when they went to collect their cheque after the honeymoon, he was ‘rudely shut down.’
‘The bride was ‘upset’ he would do this to ‘family,’ and his cousin just shrugged,’ he wrote.
The man tried to enlist the help of their aunt – the mother of the groom – but added: ‘She hung up on them hung up on me when I said I didn’t expect my family to lie to me and rob me.’
A bride who allegedly demanded six wedding cake samples has been slammed by her husband’s cousin, who claims she refused to pay him for the hours he spent baking it. Stock used
The baker went on to say they were considering suing for damages, as they kept all the correspondence about the cake and its cost in writing.
He admitted that ‘$500 [was] not an indifferent amount’ to him, but that it was the principle.
Explaining the family dynamics, he added that his mother had died when they were young, so his aunt and cousin became a ‘second mom and little brother.’
‘I will win if I sue. I don’t want to, but the indifference of my family here when I went to the wall to give them my best (and deal with the princess bride) hurts,’ he wrote in the letter.
The baker is ready to sue their cousin but says it’s the ‘betrayal’ that hurt the most, as they see him as a ‘little brother’
In the reply, Prudence advised him to refrain from suing, explaining that it could cost more than $500, as well as being a lengthy process.
Instead, the agony aunt advised them to put his relationship with his aunt, cousin and cousin’s wife behind him, and to accept that they ‘had revealed themselves to be largely uninterested in treating him with respect and kindness.’
The agony aunt concluded by saying he was better off letting a bit of distance between them and their relatives.