yummy Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 7:11pm
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Hey my cake friends, I've been gone from CC for a minute and now I'm back...I missed you you guys.

 

Please tell my all that I've missed out on...new trends and techniques, new toys and tools (I've seen the silicone onlays by Marvelous Molds they're awesome!) new recipes etc.  The site has changed so I'm working my way through slowly trying to catch up; have they added a dessert table section yet.  Please share pictures and links for all that I have to catch up on.  TIA!

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DebbyJG Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 8:56pm
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AUm....

kakeladi Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 10:02pm
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Welcome back :)

Yes, the site has changed and some of it is a great improvement some of it not so much.

I don't think there is a dessert table category but lots of other new stuff..

auntginn Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 4:10am
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Yummy, Welcome back!  but did you say you've been gone for about a "minute"  guess the others didn't catch that.  Yes I know things change at lightening speed, rofl...

jason_kraft Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 4:13am
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Ahttp://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/minute

"A minute" is slang for a long time.

Annabakescakes Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 6:08am
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ALol, I guess I am cooler than I thought, since I knew that "a minute" meant a long time, in this instance.

mcaulir Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 10:10am
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Um....

 

I'll see your 'um...' and raise you an 'honestly?'

mcaulir Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 10:10am
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Um....

 

I'll meet your 'um...' and raise you an 'honestly?'

leah_s Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 11:59am
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ASame old, same old. 1. How much should I charge? 2. Scratch vs box 3. I want to open a cake biz. What are the next steps? 4. How much should I charge? 5. What size pan should I use? 6. How much should I charge? 7. Copyrights surely don't apply to what I want to do. 8. How much should I charge?

Welcome back!

ApplegumPam Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 12:32pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s 

Same old, same old.
1. How much should I charge?
2. Scratch vs box
3. I want to open a cake biz. What are the next steps?
4. How much should I charge?
5. What size pan should I use?
6. How much should I charge?
7. Copyrights surely don't apply to what I want to do.
8. How much should I charge?

Welcome back!



Yep - the old PRICING is every second post these days

MimiFix Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 1:20pm

Leah, you forgot one Leah 

 

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Originally Posted by leah_s 

Same old, same old.
1. How much should I charge?
2. Scratch vs box
3. I want to open a cake biz. What are the next steps?
4. How much should I charge?
5. What size pan should I use?
6. How much should I charge?
7. Copyrights surely don't apply to what I want to do.
8. How much should I charge?
9. Why are they so mean to me?
BatterUpCake Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 2:38pm

Since you brought it up Leah, I have this 3d football cake to do...what should I charge? And does it need supports and if so what kind should I use? icon_lol.gif  hahahaah I crack me up

shanter Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 10:04pm

There's another favorite:

HELP! I desperately need a tutorial on _______________.

IAmPamCakes Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 10:08pm

A(to continue from Shanter) ... Because it's due tomorrow!! I've never baked before in my life and have a four tier wedding cake with a million flowers to do!

dawnybird Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 10:20pm
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Originally Posted by shanter 

There's another favorite:

HELP! I desperately need a tutorial on _______________.


I HAVE noticed that extreme words like HELP!!!! URGENT!!! DESPERATE!! have been a little over used lately.

Annabakescakes Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 10:32pm

ADon't forget :

10. How many people will this cake feed?

11. HELP! What should I charge for this cake ... The customer will be here to pick it up in an hour!

12. Why do the old timers hate newbies?

13. What is a good mark up on bakery items?

14. How can I make this elaborate fondant cake out of buttercream?

15. Advice please! (Even though I am going to do what I want and whine if someone disagrees with me!)

16. What is your best moist recipe for __________?

17. How can I make this cake more moist?

MimiFix Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 11:15pm

WHOA!!!!!!! Back the food truck up. I DESPERATELY NEED the answer to 14. 

ApplegumPam Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 11:56pm

and what irks me the most lately (not only here on CC) but increasingly in the community of new mums embarking on their caking career (because I LOVE it and I can do it at home with the kids, cats, dogs, weezils etc)

 

"I charge REALISTIC, AFFORDABLE prices.... unlike those cake shops that are charging thousands!"

yep - that same person is charging $120 for a 3 tier wedding cake  (which in Australia would be about the correct price for a 6inch BASIC cake)  and it wouldn't be such a bitter pill to swallow if the cake was UGLY, crooked, poorly executed even .... they are actually pretty good :(

I even thought I might do her a favour and suggested that perhaps she might need to have a re-think about her pricing... ummmm - her reply was unprintable!   suffice to say - she thinks her business is booming and I am just jealous!

Ummm - at an age now where I would rather go have a tea party with my grandaughters than slave over 10 cakes a week and PAY them to take them off my hands!
 

Annabakescakes Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 12:18am
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Originally Posted by ApplegumPam 

and what irks me the most lately (not only here on CC) but increasingly in the community of new mums embarking on their caking career (because I LOVE it and I can do it at home with the kids, cats, dogs, weezils etc)

 

"I charge REALISTIC, AFFORDABLE prices.... unlike those cake shops that are charging thousands!"

yep - that same person is charging $120 for a 3 tier wedding cake  (which in Australia would be about the correct price for a 6inch BASIC cake)  and it wouldn't be such a bitter pill to swallow if the cake was UGLY, crooked, poorly executed even .... they are actually pretty good :(

I even thought I might do her a favour and suggested that perhaps she might need to have a re-think about her pricing... ummmm - her reply was unprintable!   suffice to say - she thinks her business is booming and I am just jealous!

Ummm - at an age now where I would rather go have a tea party with my grandaughters than slave over 10 cakes a week and PAY them to take them off my hands!
 

LMAO at weezils! We don't have weasels here, but we do have 4 pet rats. They are really the best pets ever, since dogs are much too much work, and I am not a cat person.

 

But I know what you mean! There was a young lady I spoke to about illegal cakes that lives close to me, and her cakes were really pretty good! I talked to her about pricing and she was just disgusted over my prices, and kept advertising "affordable" Funny thing is, she finally shut down her Facebook cake page and left a rant about people not appreciating her cakes and that she has the lowest prices and people still want them lower, and how she never sees her kids. I was LMAO when I read that, too!

 

I had 1 $700 order last week, and that was fine with me. The bakery is clean, I went on a date with my husband, and went swimming and got ice cream. I had no cakes 2 weeks ago, and did some puttering around the yard and refused 3 orders that wanted me to give them away. All is well here, with my "outrageous" prices!

Apti Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 12:51am

Y'all are FUNNY!

 

OP~~As you can see, you haven't missed anything but the humor.

Annabakescakes Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 12:59am
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Originally Posted by MimiFix 

WHOA!!!!!!! Back the food truck up. I DESPERATELY NEED the answer to 14. 

You just pipe it all on, and start drinking! It should start looking more and more like the original after about 2-6 servings of alcohol, depending on your weight and tolerance ;-)

DeliciousDesserts Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 1:50am

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Original message sent by Annabakescakes

Don't forget :

15. Advice please! (Even though I am going to do what I want and whine if someone disagrees with me!)

And that advice should include: your best ever recipe, how to fill a cake, a great design for a cake, one of your Best photos so I can use it on my FB, how to get really smooth buttercream, how to support it, how to market myself & how much to charge.

Ill need all these answers Right NOW or ill repost in an hour again & again until someone answers...especially on Friday.

Annabakescakes Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 2:00am
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts 

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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes 

Don't forget :



15. Advice please! (Even though I am going to do what I want and whine if someone disagrees with me!)

And that advice should include: your best ever recipe, how to fill a cake, a great design for a cake, one of your Best photos so I can use it on my FB, how to get really smooth buttercream, how to support it, how to market myself & how much to charge.

Ill need all these answers Right NOW or ill repost in an hour again & again until someone answers...especially on Friday.

ALWAYS on a Friday! And they think that we professionals hate them because we never answered the question we were too busy to even read, and here it is 2 weeks later and they hate every last one of us now...... Good riddance!

BrandisBaked Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 2:01am

AHero worship is still rampant here. Seems the only advice that's needed is that from people with either failed or closed businesses. Those of us who operate successful businesses still have no idea what we are talking about. *ahem*

BrandisBaked Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 2:02am

AI feel a flagging near...

jason_kraft Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 2:03am

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Original message sent by BrandisBaked

Hero worship is still rampant here. Seems the only advice that's needed is that from people with either failed or closed businesses. Those of us who operate successful businesses still have no idea what we are talking about. *ahem*

Assuming you mean "heeded" instead of "needed", I'm not sure I see what you are referring to happening on CC.

ApplegumPam Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 2:20am

Oh no - somebody crashed the party  hahahahahahaa

I knew we should have called the post.... Mean GIRLS playground
 

Annabakescakes Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 2:23am
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft 

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrandisBaked 

Hero worship is still rampant here. Seems the only advice that's needed is that from people with either failed or closed businesses. Those of us who operate successful businesses still have no idea what we are talking about. *ahem*

Assuming you mean "heeded" instead of "needed", I'm not sure I see what you are referring to happening on CC.

Oh, I certainly see it... Maybe you can't see the forest since you are standing in all the trees?

jason_kraft Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 2:48am

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Original message sent by Annabakescakes

Oh, I certainly see it... Maybe you can't see the forest since you are standing in all the trees?

I see plenty of people thanking other people when they post helpful advice, but I certainly wouldn't call that "hero worship". I also don't see much advice being posted by people with failed or closed businesses in the first place, much less said advice being taken over the advice of others.

BrandisBaked Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 3:09am

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Original message sent by ApplegumPam

Oh no - somebody crashed the party  hahahahahahaa

I knew we should have called the post.... Mean GIRLS playground

 

Am I the party crasher? Darn it, I thought my invite just got lost in the mail. :grin:

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