So the country club that is having my reception has a "packaged" deal with two particular bakeries in the area. I did cake tastings at both. My FI absolutely does not want fondant. The first bakery would do anything I wanted, and even had already done a cake similar to the one that i'd like- four-tier, square, a celtic scroll aroudn the sides in gold. So good, and then I tasted their cake- some of it was pretty dry, so okay, I'd just pick their moister flavors... Then I went to my second tasting. The woman was extremely low-energy, and even arrived after I'd arrived- not too much later, i was in the midst of parking when she'd pulled up. They will do the four-tier, square, although she said that they would NOT do the scroll design unless she could find a mold to do it in fondant. Which i thought would be okay, because people can just knock the scroll off and eat the buttercream part. I WANT THE CELTIC SCROLL- i don't care if they eat it. I tasted their cake- and it was like heaven! WAY better than the first place- So moist! So the second place knocks the first place out of the water- I can't NOT go with the second place..... but she did not find the mold for the celtic scroll- and they WILL NOT do it by hand. So now, I'm completely apathetic, and I told my mother (our wedding planner)- you pick the cake design.... just suprise me. Wondering if anyone else has dealt with something like this, and how you handled the situation. On the one hand, I'm thinking that maybe I should just save a little $$ and go with whatever- b/c it will still taste good..... on the other hand, I'm like, 'I'm paying this person for their service, so I should get exactly what I'm asking- and willing to- pay for.