Bride-to-be Melissa spent a total of 8 hours before her wedding consulting with her baker, literally painting a picture of her dream garden cake with its cascading sugar waterfalls:
Melissa supplied all the miniature accessories: benches, bird baths, etc - so the baker only had to make the garden and waterfall parts on the multi-tiered cake.
On the Big Day Melissa was aghast to discover that:
A) there was no garden - not a stitch of green icing anywhere
B) in fact, the ONLY decorations were the miniatures Melissa herself had provided, with the exception of
C) the waterfall, which looked... like this:
[wincing] Ooh. There's a slight wrinkle.
Melissa would also like me to point out the "pond" on the bottom, which the baker converted into an above-ground pool. An above ground pool with a giant flannel scarf dangling in it. Dangle dangle dangle. Yeah. Like that.
Thanks and sympathies to Melissa, who says this STILL isn't water under the bridge. It's more like dirty laundry under the bridge, which someone brought to her wedding, and then charged her several hundred dollars for.