How Sweet it is Cakes (Had bad it is)

How Sweet it is Cakes (Had bad it is)

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Cake Man Redux

Blowing Rock, NC

#1 Dec 2, 2009
My wife paid for a homemade cake made by Michael Duncan of "How Sweet It Is" in Newton, which is located inside of Sabastian Ready's Boutique. Be forewarned that the cake that we picked up was a 10" made by SAMS CLUB cake. These shysters thought they could pull something over on someone by sticking some tacky looking red fondant on it and calling it homemade. I guess they forgot to make the cake we ordered or lost the ticket on it. The cake had been frozen. The container for the cake was SAMS CLUB as well, they only bothered to tear the sticker off which read $12.95, and then charge us double that. If I wanted a SAMS cake, I would have went to SAMS. Anyway, after trying to confront these people, we had a phone hung up on us, then later was told by Sabastian Ready that Michael was no longer making cakes, but he had personally saw him "make" that cake and that we were wrong. After much conversation, he agreed to refund our money and send a check that week. Well, that was two weeks ago and no check. Thus my warning to anyone that would read this. Avoid these two men and their respective businesses. The BBB will be contacted.
Wedding Disaster

Candler, NC

#2 Dec 4, 2009
Never use Sabastians Boutique for a wedding. Sabastian ruined my wedding dress when he went to alter it. People that have looked at the dress to fix it are amazed at what he did to my beautiful dress. I had him do four bridesmaids dresses for me, none of which fit. We had to pin and sew these dresses the morning of my wedding, since he hadn't finished his "work" until the night before my wedding. As for my flower girl dress that is "created" they were a disaster! One did not fit even after 2 fittings and one was torn!!! All this mess made me 45 minutes late for my wedding! Did Sabastian do the right thing and refund a penny...NOPE! He is a coward and useless! Yes, my photographer took pics of everything that I have described as they were taken back by such shotty work for a so call pro! Never use this shop for anything! Im with Cake Man Redux...the BBB will be contacted.
Cake Man Redux

Blowing Rock, NC

#3 Jan 1, 2010

Farmville, NC

#4 Jan 15, 2010
what is btt?
Cake Man

Blowing Rock, NC

#5 Jan 16, 2010
btt is back to top. The Hickory forum got off the original topic when a couple of people starting going back and forth about topics totally off subject. Our issue is our ordeal with this poorly made cake not others personal beliefs about orientation, lifestyle, etc.
Cake Disaster

Jacksonville, NC

#6 Jan 19, 2010
We went and did a cake tasting, looked at his portfolio, and wrote the deposit. The day of the wedding Michael showed up with the cake and disappeared just as quick. He seemed upset that I caught him setting it up. My mouth just hung open. All of the beautiful pictures I had sent and shown of what I wanted, all of the colors. Nothing was right. The cake looked like it had toppled over in the back of his truck. The scroll work piping was melting and literally running in brown streaks down the cake. It looked HORRIBLE. Aside from that it was too small for the amount of people. We paid for 175 slices and had 150 people at the wedding. Our anniversary layer had to be cut to make sure everyone got cake. The flavors were a complete mix up. Wrong layers, wrong sizes, etc. Phone calls, emails, and letters requesting a refund all went unanswered. DO NOT USE THIS MAN!!!!!!
Cake Man

Blowing Rock, NC

#7 Jan 19, 2010
cake disaster, sorry this happened to you. It seems to be a pattern with this particular baker. Please refer to the Conover forum on this topic, zip code 28613. Go to the thread with 12 posts and you will find a link to what our cake looked like as well as other complaints.

Denver, NC

#8 Feb 3, 2010
sabastian did 6 bridesmaid dresses and 2 flowergirl dresses for me and all of the dresses looked beautiful and fit perfectly!! only 2 of my bridesmaids were able to come in to have the dresses fittedand the rest came in the day before the wedding to have the straps adjusted. i thought he did amazing work especially to not have any models to fit the dresses to... this was all beforea huge pageant he had the same day as my wedding and he pulled it all off beautifully!! i think sabastian is wonderful and i would absolutely recomend him to everyone i know!! he did amazing work for me and all 8 of my girls!! we got the tux's there too and everything was great!

Blowing Rock, NC

#9 Feb 24, 2010
I saw sabastian on toddlers and tiaras. What a freak of nature. "i'm confused" You got that right.
Ryan Ziegler

Lincolnton, NC

#10 Mar 1, 2010

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