Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside! Back
nsgraham Posted: Feb 09, 2004 06:15 PM+
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Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!

This is so funny!

My family always, at weddings, serves a cake, called black cake - it's the only tradition we do. Jamaican thing, everyone expects it.

Well, I'm getting married kosher, and there was a whole halabaloo about the cake not being kosher, it can't be served there, the rabbi won't let us bring in anything from outside. My grandmother is pissed, but we decide we'll serve the cake to people as they're leaving.

So I just call my hall, and it turns out that we can't have the cake anyway, kosher or not -we're not a bakery, so we can't get BAKER'S INSURANCE!!!

We can display it, but not serve it. And even if we could serve it, each slice would have a cutting fee. But we can't. That's actually a big load off of my shoulders.
Jo Ann Posted: Feb 09, 2004 06:18 PM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!

Pack it up in small gift box's and give it out with the favors. How the heck will the hall know what is in the box??
Sweetie2004 Posted: Feb 09, 2004 06:19 PM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!

why not do it as the favor? if it is served in baggies or little boxes as people leave, the hall can't say anything

ps I've seen a lot of people do this with bagels or krispy creams
nsgraham Posted: Feb 09, 2004 06:20 PM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!

No, we can do that, we just can't serve it, which is what my grandmother was so upset about. We're still giving it out at the end.

Has anyone heard anything like this?
Sweetie2004 Posted: Feb 09, 2004 06:20 PM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!

Jo Ann lol! I guess you type fast, because your post popped up while I was still typing.

Great minds think alike
Jo Ann Posted: Feb 09, 2004 06:24 PM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!

It just gets me annoyed that they come up with all these crazy rules.
Baker's insurance are you kidding me that has to be one of the stupidest things I have ever heard of. I wonder if it actually exisits. I understand them not wanting you to serve it incase someone gets sick or something so they are not liabile for it, or in your case b/c it is a Kosher hall but come out and say that you dont have bakers insurance is a little nutty.
MrHostility Posted: Feb 09, 2004 06:27 PM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!

Sounds like a BS excuse as to why you can't bring in outside food.
nsgraham Posted: Feb 09, 2004 06:30 PM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!


Posted by Jo Ann

I understand them not wanting you to serve it incase someone gets sick or something so they are not liabile for it, or in your case b/c it is a Kosher hall but come out and say that you dont have bakers insurance is a little nutty.



That's why, they said. In case someone gets sick. Although I have liability insurance. But yeah, it sounds like a madeup reason not to let people bring their own food in.
lilqtny Posted: Feb 09, 2004 06:44 PM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!

Thats nuts, maybe you can serve it inbetween the ceremony and the reception, or at the rehersal? My sisters wedding had a two hour gap between ceremony/reception and my aunt had some of the family over that werent in the wedding to freshen up and grab a quick bite if they were hungry.
butterfly20 Posted: Feb 09, 2004 06:46 PM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!

how about going to a kosher baker and having them make the cake with your family recipe?
Maribelle7777 Posted: Feb 09, 2004 08:34 PM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!

You can't serve it inside, even if they are cut up at your house in the A.M., put in favor boxes and brought to the reception hall and put on people's plates?

That is outrageous.

I understand the Kosher thing (not entirely but I am sensitive to the issue) but I do not understand the insurance thing. Does that mean if someone gets sick over it the hall is at fault?

Now I have to call my hall. We are having an irish wedding cake that my FFIL is bringing over (it's a fruitcake and it's being brought over in pieces, and assembled and iced during the week by his aunt). But my hall said it shouldn't be a problem. I have to find out about cutting or serving fees. If they charge, forget it we're not having it. FH doesn't even want it, FFIL does.
nsgraham Posted: Feb 09, 2004 08:51 PM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!

I just think it's funny. Grandmas's gonna bust a gasket when she hears - she's in Atlantic City now.

The hall could get sued if someone got sick, so could you. Anything that happens at your wedding you could get sued for. That's why I got liability insurance.

But Baker's insurance??!! How surreal is that!

Butterfly - my grandma won't let anyone have the recipe. She's being kinda crazy.
jayidee Posted: Feb 09, 2004 11:11 PM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!

I guess that makes sense. They don't want lawsuits/complaints if something goes wrong.

I've gone to many weddings where they hand the black/rum cake out in favor boxes. In fact, all of the West Indian weddings I've been to hand them out as favors.
IreneinChicago Posted: Feb 09, 2004 11:21 PM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!

Can you ask to sign a waiver that you do not hold the hall responsible for any food poisoning that may occur due to the result of your guests eating the cake. I had another hall use that as a solution when I asked about bring food from outside.
kpny622 Posted: Feb 09, 2004 11:21 PM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!

sometimes, even without insurance, you can ask the hall to let you do it if you sign an indemnity - basically, an agreement assuming all liability if someone gets sick and that you'll be responsible for the costs of any such claims, etc.
yabbobay Posted: Feb 09, 2004 11:54 PM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!

could you have it at the rehearsal dinner?


otherwise you could wrap it up as a favor
Smolokoff Posted: Feb 09, 2004 11:58 PM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!

Our hall is providing our cake, but I've never heard of such a thing! LOL!
nsgraham Posted: Feb 10, 2004 11:17 AM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!


Posted by Smolokoff

Our hall is providing our cake, but I've never heard of such a thing! LOL!



It's YOUR HALL! HTH! They're providing our main cake - this would be secondary.
darly Posted: Feb 10, 2004 11:19 AM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!

So weird
Even the fact that they charge a cutting fee - guess they want to make every $ they can...
They dont' want to be responsible for anything - can you put it on Grandma's homeowners??
ha ha
NYCHICK Posted: Feb 10, 2004 11:22 AM+
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Re: Baker's Insurance! My hall won't let us bring in a cake from outside!

what the heck is wrong with these people. Baker's Insurance. I swear, I have heard it all on these boards. Your wedding you want cake, then by george you should have cake. I know your granma is gonna break out in hives when she ehars this. A semi Caribbean wedding with no black cake.
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