While Taking A Break...

Business By QTCakes1 Updated 28 Apr 2012 , 7:02pm by QTCakes1

QTCakes1 Posted 28 Apr 2012 , 1:55am
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I found something that drives me CRAZY!!!! As we all do every now and then, checking out the competition's sites, I come across a phrase I just will not ever understand over their photo gallery:

"THESE ARE IMAGES OF CAKES I CAN DUPLICATE"

Really? icon_confused.gif

None of these photos are YOUR cakes? icon_confused.gif

Well all righty then. tapedshut.gif

6 replies
ajwonka Posted 28 Apr 2012 , 2:23am
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Crazy! Surely potential clients pick up on the fact that she neither posts her own pictures nor designs her own cakes!

myxstorie Posted 28 Apr 2012 , 5:28pm
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O_O

Anyone who buys from them would have to be crazy. I get nervous when people try and send me photos of cakes they'd like replicated, not only because the cake isn't MY design, but because these photos are always absolutely immaculate. I know there are plenty of talented decorators how there who can produce beautiful work, but cake isn't perfect, and I'm CERTAINLY not perfect. Even if I know I COULD reproduce the picture I don't like knowing that they already have such high expectations given the (relatively cheap) prices I charge. ;/

QTCakes1 Posted 28 Apr 2012 , 5:46pm
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I wonder about the customer thought process as well when they something like that. I just think it is a crazy thing to do!

vgcea Posted 28 Apr 2012 , 5:51pm
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I think customers who order based on that type of information deserve whatever kind of cake they get. Surely it's not hard to buy a dummy cake, make your own version, and use that for the pics. The decorator gets to practice, see if indeed he/she can duplicate the cake, and have his/her own work on the site.

Norasmom Posted 28 Apr 2012 , 6:15pm
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Potential customers need to check out the cakewrecks website...what is pictured is not what is always replicated... icon_biggrin.gif I draw inspiration from other cakes, but actually replicating one would be rather difficult! It's like trying to copy Picasso, Degas or Monet...original art is much better IMHO!

QTCakes1 Posted 28 Apr 2012 , 7:02pm
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Originally Posted by Norasmom

Potential customers need to check out the cakewrecks website...what is pictured is not what is always replicated... icon_biggrin.gif I draw inspiration from other cakes, but actually replicating one would be rather difficult! It's like trying to copy Picasso, Degas or Monet...original art is much better IMHO!




I totally agree! My favorite cake wrecks is when they show the photo of the cake that was requested and then they show the cake that they got. Priceless entertainemnt! icon_lol.gif

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