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Hostess tried to return my cake?

Okay, I feel compelled to mention that I also brought it as a "safe" dessert item to eat, for my kids, because although she knows they have food allergies, she has never accomodated them in the past. Although it was allergy-friendly, however, it wasn't a weird or funky or health-food gross dessert.

Point taken on the bringing something that wasn't requested. However, I still think it's over the top to try to give it back.

Edited to add: she did serve the cake.

May 08, 2008
WickedWit in Not About Food

Hostess tried to return my cake?

I don't know; I thought it was standard etiquette to bring something, either flowers, wine or an edible, to a dinner/party. I've never encountered anyone either taking something back afterward or trying to give a person back their contribution.

I'm not upset, I'm trying to understand what the proper etiquette is.

May 07, 2008
WickedWit in Not About Food

Hostess tried to return my cake?

This is such a weird one.

My family was invited to a "party," really more of a dinner. I asked the hostess what I could bring, she said she didn't need anything. I'd normally bring a bottle of wine anyway, but since this was a "little kids included" party, I decided to make and bring a bundt cake.

The hostess seemed glad to get it and only had storebought cookies otherwise for dessert.

But then! She let me know about an hour after I got home that I "forgot my cake," and she would bring it to me the next morning. (Via email.) I didn't get the email until the following morning, was in and out, and didn't worry about it -- I don't *want* the cake back, it was supposed to be for them. But she called twice that morning and (I think) tried to stop by, too.

Am I crazy? Isn't it poor etiquette to try to return a dessert someone brought to you? I'm just baffled by this, and don't quite know how to take it.

May 07, 2008
WickedWit in Not About Food