Cakeasyoulikeit Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 3:42pm
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Does anyone have this book? If so, is it worth paying $10-$15 for? I used a recipe from the website the other day and it was FANTASTIC, but I am just hesitant to make the leap. 80

Thanks!
Angela

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mrsrunning Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 3:48pm
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I wanted this book so I picked it up at the libary frist, I will not be buying it not that the recipes were bad just I am a plain jane kind of girl and they just sounded to far out for me, I must say I didn;t try any of them but one chocolate one I saw I wanted to try just never got around to doing it

Misska21 Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 3:59pm
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I have this book and love it! There are so many great ideas in it! I would recommend it.

blueskies Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 4:09pm
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Personally, I think it's worth every penny! I've made 7 or 8 cakes from it and every one of them has gotten rave reviews. There's another thread on here with reviews from several people recently so you may want to check that out too. Plus, I'm just too lazy to bake cakes from scratch. icon_smile.gif

NEWTODECORATING Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 4:12pm
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I just got this book as a gift. I haven't made any of the cakes in it just yet but I am going to. Lots of good ideas and tips. If you aren't a very experienced baker (like me) with alot of good receipes under your hat I would highly recommend it. Before you do though, there is a thread on here where some wonderful person is trying to bake all of the cakes in the book and give us feed back on them. I will try to find the thread for you.

NEWTODECORATING Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 4:14pm
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OK I found it..under forums-recipes and tips-My mission to make every CMD cake. I t is a must read if your on the fence about the book

Misska21 Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 4:15pm
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Here is a thread about everyone's thoughts on this book...

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-2632-cmd.html

and here is a link to a thread where gilpnh is going to make every cake in the book and leave us her reviews...

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-4089-cmd.html

Jess

justsweet Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 4:26pm
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Have the book and love it, some recipe more then others. It is helpful.

Beebug123 Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 6:07pm
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YES YES YES icon_biggrin.gif

I just got the book last week and although some of the recipes I will never make, the last section is just perfect for me. It has the basic "doctored" recipes. So a few choc, a few white, and a few yellow cake recipes that you use buttermilk, sour cream, yogurt or milk in instead of the water called for by the box, along with melted butter etc. I am surprised what a simple change in these ingredients changes it from cake mix flavored to homemade tasting. Soooo yummy!! If I hadn't been in such a hurry to have it I'd have just ordered it along with a few other books for cheaper off of Amazon and gotten the free shipping icon_rolleyes.gif

Joshsmom Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 6:54pm

I recently bought the book and can't wait to try some of the recipes.

Depending on where you live if you have a Borders Book store, sign up online with them as they send you newsletters and coupons. I think I bought mine with a 20% off coupon I received. Every little bit helps.

momof3jotynjake Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 7:14pm

i have heard a lot about this book,, Im gonna buy it as soon as i get my hands on one lol

ntertayneme Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 7:22pm

I have the Cake Mix Doctor, the Cupcakes from the Cake Mix Doctor and Chocolate from the Cake Mix Doctor... I haven't tried any of the cakes yet, but I will be doing some of them soon... I like to try out new stuff on co-workers and family first to get their feedback icon_biggrin.gif

KrazyKross Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 7:22pm

I recently purchased the book at Sam's Club for under $10. I think it is well worth the money. There are many great recipes in the book.

diane Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 8:53pm

i have it and it is worth every penny, although it was a gift. i would have paid any amount for this book. within the first couple of weeks that i received it i already tried four of the recipes and i loved every one!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

frostedexpressions Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 9:05pm

I have the book and love it. I prefer to use cake mixes rather than from scratch, they seem more moist. It is worth the money!!

Cakeasyoulikeit Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 10:40pm

Thanks everyone for your feedback! I will read the thread when I get a few minutes! I made the White Almond Sour Cream cake with almond buttercream icing this weekend and it was delicious! I'm just a cheap-skate, so glad to know it'll be worth it. Thanks again!!

stephanie214 Posted 8 Jul 2005 , 12:41am

I recently brought the Cake Mix Doctor and the Chocolate Cake Mix Doctor on amazon for $20.00 which included shipping. They were advertising it last night for about $5.65 used on amazon. I brought mine used and they look brand new.

melodyangel1978 Posted 8 Jul 2005 , 1:44am

It is great! I love it! There are a lot of good ideas in it. Some good icing recipes too, I love the chocolate cream cheese icing! thumbs_up.gif yum!

Cakeasyoulikeit Posted 8 Jul 2005 , 1:48am

I actually went ahead and bought both the CMD and Chocolate CMD on Amazon for about $20 (before I saw the post here, isn't that funny!). Can't wait 'til they come!!

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