A family was left devastated hours before a wedding when a cake maker disappeared with their cash – and failed to drop off their dessert.
Margaret Doyle, from central Blackpool, had saved £650 to pay for her 19-year-old daughter’s wedding cake, but claims she handed over the cash and received nothing in return.
The cake was supposed to be made by 2 Good 2 Cut, in Abingdon Street Market, but the family claim the owner left town without making their cake – and they only found out the day before the wedding. They were forced to pay an extra £50 to the wedding venue in Manchester to get a cake, and the 39-year-old is convinced she will never get her money back from the Blackpool baker.
She said: “I put a deposit of £100 down on April 1 and paid the rest of the money later in the month.
“She was supposed to deliver the cake to Manchester but she never arrived.
“I’ve been round to the market about 20 times to find her but she hasn’t been back.
“It seems like we are going to lose the money.
“It took me two years to save for this wedding cake because I was putting £5 a week away.”
The Gazette understands the owner of the cake business has not been seen by managers at the Blackpool indoor market since the end of last month.
Mrs Doyle added: “When I found out what happened I was very upset and so was my daughter who was left without a cake.
“We’ve tried calling her on a mobile but she isn’t answering and we went to her address but she wasn’t there.”
A spokesman for Abingdon Street Market said: “We’ve taken the stall off her (2 Good 2 Cut) because we haven’t seen her since the back end of April.”
The Gazette has made numerous attempts to contact the owner of 2 Good 2 Cut, but no one was available to comment.
* The 2 Good 2 Cut cake stall is in no way related to Thompson’s at The Cake Stall, part of Thompson’s Bakers of Distinction Ltd, which is also based in Abingdon Street Market.