Hello, I was wondering if anyone had some legal knowledge who could give me some wedding advice.
When I booked our wedding cake (pre-pandemic) the bakery (WI) said they cant pipe on gold decorations because they cant make gold buttercream frosting but they could pipe on the decorations & hand paint the details gold. They sketched out a rough draft & we agreed and put a down payment on the cake. Pandemic came and we rescheduled & they put us down for the new date (back in may 2020). A few weeks ago I emailed the bakery asking for a few extra details (it would be an added fee but I understand that) & during that conversation they said the decorations on my cake wouldn't be gold they would be "gold toned" & would have no metallic sheen (aka a brownish yellow cream piped on). I called them because I was confused what they meant "gold toned" when we agreed to gold details & he said the gold they have for buttercream is a powder and would take "hours of work to hand paint on" (I do believe he referenced a long period of time like all day or over 5 hours but I cant remember exactly) and explained what they will do is use a "gold toned" frosting instead. I told him I didnt want yellow/brown frosting & reminded him that out contract was for gold details to be hand paint on (its in the notes on the description) & that I paid extra for the hand painting (it was a small additional fee for the hand painting though) & he said he would uphold what we had in our original contract. About 2 days later I receive an email from them stating that they have updated their system & I need to sign a new contract. The new contract has a specific clause that says that they will try but do not have to reproduce a cake exactly as described, that there is "artistic interpretation" and they do not guarantee a cake looks like it was described. They have asked me to sign this updated contract just 3 weeks before my wedding! Do I have to sign this new contract to get my cake? I am afraid it is their way of getting out of painting on the gold details and just using their yellow frosting. Am I over reacting & will they likely paint the gold details on & should just sign it?