Sandra Lee...ugh

Decorating By momma28 Updated 27 Dec 2008 , 12:39pm by Mike1394

momma28 Posted 8 Dec 2008 , 10:15pm
post #1 of 180

I was watching foodnetwork while my baby was asleep on me. Sandra Lee Semi Homemade came on and just as im about to change the channel I hear her say she is making a beautiful Noel Cake for your Holiday celebration, and that you wont believe how beautiful it is. Ok after the 500 dollar cake with cookies on it I had to watch. It was horrible. She only filled the very center of each layer, I mean 4 inches in from the edge there was nothing. What that would look like when cut I can only guess, plus wouldnt it make the layer crack in the middle since the edges werent filled and level? Anyway then she begins to frost this thing. Well lets just say I will never feel bad about the not razor sharp edges on my buttercream cakes ever again. Really she needs to not go the cake route anymore. Find a different kind of desert to focus on. This thing was awful looking.

179 replies
leah_s Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 2:32am
post #2 of 180

She's pretty much a trainwreck.

stephaniescakenj Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 2:32am
post #3 of 180

I wish I would have seen it. I was hysterical after the last one!

kakeladi Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 2:45am
post #4 of 180

She uses plastic baggies for pastry bags just cutting off a corner & squeezing out huge blobs of icing that she pushes around w/a spatula just a bit.
But, but........she did say to suport the layers........Uuuummmm she just put a cake circle on -- NO support - No dowels of any kind - just the UNcovered cake circle. "That should hold your cake". YIKES.

summernoelle Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 2:49am
post #5 of 180

Haha. Gotta go search this out on You Tube (not the $500 one-the noel one.) Let you know if I find it!

summernoelle Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 2:52am
post #6 of 180



OMG that was vomitious. Seriously. She should be fired! What the heck was that about the cake circles supporting the cake? Or the nasty bags o frosting? Sooooo gross. I sense a Cakewreck coming up.

kbak37 Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 2:53am
post #7 of 180

I saw it this weekend and was mortified. It makes me look like a decorating genuis!LOL! I almost fell of the couch when I saw her creation. It literally looked like a 6 year old did it. I agree, she needs to stick with something other than cakes! Im glad I am not the only one who thought that!

summernoelle Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:01am
post #8 of 180

Ewww-check out this one! She did a Kwanzaa cake, and it had Cornnuts on it!!! With pie filling in the middle!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we2iWTJqo98&NR=1

jammjenks Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:03am
post #9 of 180

If you think that's bad, check out her Kwanzaa cake. Wowza!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we2iWTJqo98&feature=related

step0nmi Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:09am
post #10 of 180

icon_eek.gificon_surprised.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

i want to vomit. thumbsdown.gif

shalderman Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:09am
post #11 of 180

icon_surprised.gificon_confused.gificon_surprised.gif

I just watched that video... what the? icon_confused.gif There is so much wrong with what she did I don't even know where to start! icon_rolleyes.gif

Amia Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:09am
post #12 of 180

Seriously? This woman has a show? icon_eek.gif No wonder people balk at bakery prices! Why pay $3+/slice when you can do it yourself with a garbage bag full of canned icing and some licorice? What. An. Idiot. I can't believe people watch her.

kakeladi Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:09am
post #13 of 180

.........With pie filling in the middle!!! ......

Now wait a MINUTE............ many of us use & recommend pie filling - canned pie filling! for filling of cake.

leah_s Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:12am
post #14 of 180

Yeah, I've used cherry pie filling with chocolate cake and a kirsch wash. That's actually good.

But then, I know how to support AND frost a cake.

Amia Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:12am
post #15 of 180
Quote:
Originally Posted by summernoelle

Ewww-check out this one! She did a Kwanzaa cake, and it had Cornnuts on it!!! With pie filling in the middle!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we2iWTJqo98&NR=1




icon_surprised.gif What you don't like corn nuts and pie filling on your cake?!? Who doesn't like that? Oh wait...everyone!

summernoelle Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:14am
post #16 of 180
Quote:
Originally Posted by kakeladi

.........With pie filling in the middle!!! ......

Now wait a MINUTE............ many of us use & recommend pie filling - canned pie filling! for filling of cake.




But not mixed with cornnuts. icon_lol.gif That's the point I was trying to make. Ewwwwwww. icon_lol.gificon_surprised.gificon_confused.gif

msulli10 Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:16am
post #17 of 180

I'm not sure why everyone is bashing Sandra Lee. Her whole philosophy is to simplify cooking or baking by using store bought items. She has never professed to be a chef or cake decorator. Obviously for those who are very serious about their cooking or baking they would not use her ideas. But I do believe for a majority of folks who hate cooking, she has found herself a niche and a following. To each his own as they say.

kbak37 Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:18am
post #18 of 180

I am terrified..the Kwanzaa cake..OMG..somebody hold me.......!!!!! icon_cry.gif

indydebi Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:19am
post #19 of 180

She had some nerve using the term "attention to detail" while making that cake! icon_surprised.gif

What is so sad to me are the women who watch her show, who think those are "nice" cakes, and they honestly think that woman is "so creative!"

I think leahs has her pegged perfectly ... she IS a cakewreck!

indydebi Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:20am
post #20 of 180

deleting dupl post

dmich Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:23am
post #21 of 180

That was hideous! Even if we put the cake decorating aside (if that's at all possible), her mitchy-matchy clothes/stage set/food drive me nuts! I can't believe people enjoy her show. I'd rather have bamboo shoots growing out from underneath my nails than watch her show (I'm sorry - was that a little harsh?) icon_twisted.gif

tonicake Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:24am
post #22 of 180

I'm sorry, but that Kwanzaa cake is wrong on so many levels.

I can't imagine trying to serve or sell something that awful!

yuck!

leah_s Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:25am
post #23 of 180

Nah, not harsh at all. I can't get through an episode without screaming at the TV.

indydebi Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:28am
post #24 of 180

leahs, glad to hear other people do that. Hubby keeps telling me, "Shut up! They can't HEAR you!" icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Sweettooth1120 Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:30am
post #25 of 180

Ok I dont typically mind her but I want to see that cake after sitting for an hour or so to see how those cake boards "supported" the weight of that cake. But they dont show that on TV when the bottom layer is blown out because it wasnt supported properly.

stephaniescakenj Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:30am
post #26 of 180

well lets look at it from another perspective... with any luck, a ton of people will watch that and say, hey i can do that... when the cake collapses, they'll come running to all of us the next time they need a cake and maybe not balk at the prices so much! Can you imagine if she had leveled that wrong, how many of us can level a cake with a knife? I bet her viewers are going to be creating a lot of leaning towers of pisas!

Amia Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:31am
post #27 of 180
Quote:
Originally Posted by stephaniescakenj

well lets look at it from another perspective... with any luck, a ton of people will watch that and say, hey i can do that... when the cake collapses, they'll come running to all of us the next time they need a cake and maybe not balk at the prices so much! Can you imagine if she had leveled that wrong, how many of us can level a cake with a knife? I bet her viewers are going to be creating a lot of leaning towers of pisas!




If you look closely, you can see that her layers are not level. When she's "filling" and stacking, you can see how lopsided they are.

__Jamie__ Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:31am
post #28 of 180

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we2iWTJqo98&feature=related

OMG! Corn nuts on a cake!!!! Holy cow.

__Jamie__ Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:33am
post #29 of 180

whoops...someone beat me to the post...lol.

liapsim Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:45am
post #30 of 180

Okay...I think I have a cavity from just watching her make that cake....

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%