Long story short, I had a cake consultation/tasting and the bakery gave me a printed-out estimate. I didn't look it over too carefully at first, so I left with it as is.
(no I didn't sign a contract with them). They listed out all of the different choices for the cake (flavors, etc) but with no prices next to them. Only a total on the bottom of the page.
Later on, I looked at the estimate more carefully and I did the math myself according to the serving sizes, travel fees, taxes, etc... My price came out $200 lower than the estimate! I emailed them and asked about it, and if there were any fees that I missed. Basically, could they explain the difference in price and if I could have an itemized estimate.
They said yes there was an error in the price but they did not explain what the error was. It lowered the price but not by much. To my shock, they told me NO they do NOT do itemized estimates! I thought this was weird but maybe it's just an industry standard (since this was my first cake consultation).
Is is normal to get an itemized cake estimate? What was your experience?
(And no I'm not going with this bakery, for many reasons other than the estimate issue)