How Much Would You Change A Recipe...

Decorating By DefyGravity Updated 17 Nov 2009 , 3:45am by DefyGravity

DefyGravity Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 4:11am
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...before comfortably calling it your own? It seems like I alter most of the recipes I come in contact with, but I don't know when I'm allowed to finally call them MINE, ya know?

So, what do you guys think? How much of myself do I need to put into it before I can, in good faith, call it my own?

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reenie Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 6:53pm
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I think maybe 40% - 50% to be on the safe side. I know exactly what you mean because that's what I do with alot of my recipes too.

playingwithsugar Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 7:18pm
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Some member, on here, a long, long time ago, wrote that you need to make 4 changes to a recipe before you can call it your own.

I don't make that many changes before I claim a recipe, but if I use someone else's recipe verbatim, then to me, it's still theirs.

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costumeczar Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 7:33pm
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Originally Posted by DefyGravity

...before comfortably calling it your own? It seems like I alter most of the recipes I come in contact with, but I don't know when I'm allowed to finally call them MINE, ya know?

So, what do you guys think? How much of myself do I need to put into it before I can, in good faith, call it my own?




Good question...I think maybe 3 or 4 components should be different enough that someone else couldn't come along and figure out what you did?

DefyGravity Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 3:45am
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Thanks for the input guys icon_smile.gif

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