That Toyota Commercial

Lounge By leah_s Updated 21 Jul 2010 , 3:17am by LoveMeSomeCake615

leah_s Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 2:02am
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You've seen it? "Erica" starts out baking in her apartment kitchen (grr) but doesn't have a car to deliver her cakes. Cut to a scene of her on the subway with the cake in a round hat-box style box. Cut to a scene of her in the park with friends when "ta-da" Toyota drives in to give her a free car.

I'd like to know which state "Erica" lives in.

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Parable Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 2:37am
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Oh Leah, had the same thought. But she totally stole my idea of delivering round cakes in a hat box. I love doing this. Especially when it is a hat cake. lol

tesso Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 2:43am
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well Leah..I can sure tell you it isnt KY is it girlfriend? And to think we have a toyot plant here.. hmm..

ya know, we could both bake a cake.. take them to Lexington, and ride the lex-trans around town, til we get to jacobson park.. then see if they bring us both a car? if not.. well we can just talk girl talk and eat the cakes !! icon_lol.gif

ChunkkeeMunkkee Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 2:58am
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And it's not Chicago, IL either. How funny who knows how many of us are enraged at that commercial... I could care less about a free car.. LET ME WORK FROM MY HOME KITCHEN! Woo saaaa... icon_biggrin.gif

Parable Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 3:00am
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Originally Posted by ChunkkeeMunkkee

And it's not Chicago, IL either. How funny who knows how many of us are enraged at that commercial... I could care less about a free car.. LET ME WORK FROM MY HOME KITCHEN! Woo saaaa... icon_biggrin.gif




AMEN!

StephsCakes72 Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 3:07am
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I think it's California. I looked it up one day. I will double check...

JGMB Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 3:10am
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My husband and I saw that and he remarked that it's not a great car for delivering cakes -- that they should've given her one where the seats fold down to a flat surface. But, you know the old saying that beggars can't be choosers. icon_wink.gif

grossoutqueen Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 3:18am
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I saw it last night with my husband... I think if anyone in the process of making the commercial had ANY idea about cakes, they would have given her something other than a sedan! Give me a minivan or SUV with LOTS of room in the backicon_smile.gif

adonisthegreek1 Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 3:23am
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I have a newer van now, but I also am still holding onto my 1994 Toyota Corolla. I could never imagine delivering a cake in the Corolla. They don't seem like they've gotten much more roomy.

dm321 Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 3:45am
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I know - first let me mooch off of my sister for a place to live, then give me a free car, (I don't even care if it's a corolla!)...

That's the key girls.. when you don't have to pay for anything, you can do what you want. If I didn't have to pay my own bills, I'd own my own cake business too... NO FAIR! icon_cry.gif

~diem

dm321 Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 3:49am
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Originally Posted by tesso

well Leah..I can sure tell you it isnt KY is it girlfriend? And to think we have a toyot plant here.. hmm..

ya know, we could both bake a cake.. take them to Lexington, and ride the lex-trans around town, til we get to jacobson park.. then see if they bring us both a car? if not.. well we can just talk girl talk and eat the cakes !! icon_lol.gif




tesso, leah, where in KY? I'm from Shelbyville... Lived there for 20 years, then moved to Iowa two years ago...

~diem

anasazi17 Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 4:15am
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I literally flip off the commercial every time it comes on...it's like an uncontrollable urge.

thecookieladycc Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 4:19am
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The first time I saw it I muttered something not to nice under my breath.... my hubby asked what was wrong with it.... I told him don't get me started.
But look on the bright side.... at least she tortes her cakes!

kger Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 12:29pm
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What kind of fool has a delivery service with no means of transportation?

Elcee Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 12:33pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

You've seen it? "Erica" starts out baking in her apartment kitchen (grr) but doesn't have a car to deliver her cakes. Cut to a scene of her on the subway with the cake in a round hat-box style box. Cut to a scene of her in the park with friends when "ta-da" Toyota drives in to give her a free car.

I'd like to know which state "Erica" lives in.




I'd also like to know where in that car she has room for cakes icon_smile.gif .

tarheelgirl Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 12:47pm
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1st thing I told my hubby was.... this girl needs a mini van or SUV! I started out with a Sedan for my cake deliveries and it was pure [email protected]! icon_twisted.gif

confectionsofahousewife Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 1:07pm
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Originally Posted by JGMB

My husband and I saw that and he remarked that it's not a great car for delivering cakes -- that they should've given her one where the seats fold down to a flat surface. But, you know the old saying that beggars can't be choosers. icon_wink.gif




That was my thought! Who wants to deliver cake in a Corolla?!?

GeminiCake Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 1:09pm
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The first time I saw the commercial, I immediately rolled my eyes and smacked my lips. My husband said "what". I said she might as well take the subway, there is no room in a corolla, unless she is doing small cakes.

EllieA Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 1:12pm
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The first ten times I saw it, I was interested in taking a good look at the cakes and didn't see anything else. The first one was adorable (fondant covered?), but the next one (with the TV on top) did not look so professional, so I said: who would pay for that? After I had satisfied my curiosity about the cakes, then I paid attention to the rest of the commercial and said: WHAT? The only cake you can deliver by subway is a sheet cake. Anything else would topple down the way subway cars turn the corners! Then I laughed because (a) I don't see Toyota giving cars away, especially after the fiasco this year, and (b) who would want that car to deliver cakes? icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif Everybody at my house said I was too picky! I'm glad I'm not the only one! icon_biggrin.gif

P.S.: It's not New York, even though the subway car is either the A line or the F line - the other lines are newer than that car!

EllieA Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 1:12pm
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The first ten times I saw it, I was interested in taking a good look at the cakes and didn't see anything else. The first one was adorable (fondant covered?), but the next one (with the TV on top) did not look so professional, so I said: who would pay for that? After I had satisfied my curiosity about the cakes, then I paid attention to the rest of the commercial and said: WHAT? The only cake you can deliver by subway is a sheet cake. Anything else would topple down the way subway cars turn the corners! Then I laughed because (a) I don't see Toyota giving cars away, especially after the fiasco this year, and (b) who would want that car to deliver cakes? icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif Everybody at my house said I was too picky! I'm glad I'm not the only one! icon_biggrin.gif

P.S.: It's not New York, even though the subway car is either the A line or the F line - the other lines are newer than that car!

floral1210 Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 1:21pm
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I must have misunderstood the commercial. I thought that her friends bought her the car...When I first saw it, I thought "What nice friends you have. Mine wouldn't do that!" After the next 5 times seeing it, I began to wonder why she started the business if she had to take the subway for delivery...

Kiddiekakes Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 1:22pm
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I've seen this commerical too and wondered why they would even go there with the Started her business from her apartment thing....Gotta know that isn't legal but you wait..They will probably get so much flack they will pull the commercial.

Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 1:25pm
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Here is more info on Erica and her story.

http://mybestcardeals.com/ericas-surprise/


They state that she lives in Hollywood. So not sure if it's California or even Florida which home bakers are not legal in either state. She even has her pug running around as well. I know in my state animals are not allowed if you want to be licensed.

JGMB Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 1:28pm
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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

I've seen this commerical too and wondered why they would even go there with the Started her business from her apartment thing....Gotta know that isn't legal but you wait..They will probably get so much flack they will pull the commercial.




It could happen if the cakers banded together, LOL!! A few years back when Quilted Northern came out, they showed a bunch of cartoon women "quilting" it with knitting needles!!! I called to let them know, and the poor young man on the other line said that LOTS of quilters had called. It was off the air ASAP, being replaced by one showing how quilting is really done.

Laura102777 Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 1:30pm
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Here's the "whole story" according to Toyota. It looks like her friends gave her the car. And they say she lives in Hollywood. Hmm....I thought home-based cake businesses were illegal in California. And was she really delivering cupcakes on a bike in this video? Seriously?

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=toyotausa&annotation_id=annotation_778827&feature=iv#p/p/

Laura102777 Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 1:32pm
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Mama_Mias, you beat me to it! icon_smile.gif

Elcee Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 1:34pm
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Originally Posted by kger

What kind of fool has a delivery service with no means of transportation?




Ha! Don't you all remember the first season of Amazing Wedding Cakes? Cake Atelier carried their cakes down 4 or 5 flights of stairs and delivered in TAXIS! icon_lol.gif

sweeteecakes Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 1:43pm
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Awww...I can't hate on this young lady. I was very touched by her story. We all started and are starting somewhere.

leah_s Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 3:25pm
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Yes, Sweetcakes, but most of us at least try to start legal. My problem is NOT with Erica, it's with Toyota. And all the cake businesses that are going to start popping up (more than usual.)

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