What's With All The Cake Safe Reviews Today?!

Lounge By jennicake Updated 6 Sep 2013 , 9:46am by lindseyjhills

jennicake Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 3:21am
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Just wondering why all the sudden cake safe love from people who just joined today, or haven't posted in years.  What the heck is happening?

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kikiandkyle Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 3:44am
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AI assume they were sent here for some reason, it's certainly fishy.

Nadiaa Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 3:52am
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I just saw that thread and thought WT???!!! The whole thing reads like a bad late night infomercial! Lol!

justdesserts Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 3:56am
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I was just wondering that as well! There are what....3 or 4 threads now? Was there some request for Cake Central members to post their reviews here or something?

BrandisBaked Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 4:08am
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AMaybe they asked customers to post positive reviews if they were happy. Lots of businesses do that. I wouldn't assume anything untoward as I believe it's a great product (though I don't own one).

jason_kraft Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 4:19am
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AThis could be a case of "astroturfing", which is basically a fake grassroots movement that relies on bribing people to get the word out via social media and message boards. If that's what this is, it seems bizarre that CakeSafe would resort to this since they seem to have a fine product.

KateCoughlin Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 5:55am
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Sad to say its working...I just checked them out and man do I want one!!  LOL  Seriously never heard of this before even though my husband has told me so many times "there has to be something out there" while we jimmy-rig our setup for transporting cakes.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 6:15am
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Original message sent by jason_kraft

This could be a case of "astroturfing", which is basically a fake grassroots movement that relies on bribing people to get the word out via social media and message boards. If that's what this is, it seems bizarre that CakeSafe would resort to this since they seem to have a fine product.

you're working for them aren't you?!?!! :D

morganchampagne Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 6:23am
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AIt's not even covert. It's such obvious advertising. I don't understand why they do it either. The product seems to speak for itself.

Nadiaa Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 8:44am
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I just looked them up too, they do look awesome! Although the type of 'advertising' happening on this site is kinda turning me off. Does anyone know how much they are? Are they super mega bucks? Lol!

KateCoughlin Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 12:47pm
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Originally Posted by Nadiaa 
 

I just looked them up too, they do look awesome! Although the type of 'advertising' happening on this site is kinda turning me off. Does anyone know how much they are? Are they super mega bucks? Lol!

 

Yes - big mega bucks!  Least for most home bakers.  The smallest safe starts at $299 (mini - 17" base) and goes up to $495 (large - 26" base).  And don't forget all the accessories or should I say necessary parts (dowels, plates, foam pad base) not included.  AND shipping costs that they will confirm via email only after placing your order.  I'm sure that's a hefty fee considering the sheer size.  It looks like they do have a few store retailers but not in many states (CA, NY, VA, PA, WA).  Oh and one in Canada (Ontario).

 

You can submit your best (or worst) cake delivery story to win a free cake safe.  Or you can get a discount for multiple orders...I wish!!

Nadiaa Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 1:00pm
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AOMGosh!!! That's expensive alright!! I'm guessing they could only be used with cakes that are supported by foam core? Because that rod needs to go through the whole cake. We don't use foam core here in Australia, although even if I could afford one, the postage would kill me!!

jennicake Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 3:17pm
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AI agree, it's kinda doubtful the owners have much to do with this. But it's all so spammy and telemarketer ish that it turns me off the product too. Blech

Godot Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 3:18pm
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AI think the word is embarrassing.

howsweet Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 3:41pm
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I don't understood the attitude that it's a must have and I didn't care for the suggestion that everyone should put a little money aside every month and buy one because we're all  "worth it".   If  people on CC who are having trouble with sliding or whatever are led to believe that this product is necessary for delivering cakes, it will be a shame if they spend a lot of money on one of these when learning a little more about cake stacking would have solved the problem

howsweet Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 4:01pm
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The thing that surprises me is that so many husbands love this product and so many people take their husbands to cake shows. I've just never noticed that. Personally, the last thing I want with me at a cake show is a husband lol

BrandisBaked Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 4:15pm
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AI would take my husband with me to a cake show. The question is whether he would go without whining the whole time that he'd rather be fishing. Heh.

lindseyjhills Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 7:20pm
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AHa ha - the whole 'my husband approves' vibe is totally bewildering to me. My business, my money, my investment - hub's opinion doesn't come into it! The only way I'd get him to a cake show is if I told him Claudia Schiffer would be doing a cake demo naked :-D

kaylawaylalayla Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 7:32pm
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ASo the review thread got deleted?

cakealicious7 Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 7:38pm
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Original message sent by kaylawaylalayla

So the review thread got deleted?

Yep, tried to post earlier but it told me permission denied.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 8:11pm
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AAww I spent like a whole minute and a half trying to write cake safe satire. Oh well.

cakeyouverymuch Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 8:14pm
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Originally Posted by kaylawaylalayla 

So the review thread got deleted?

 

Are you talking about this thread:

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/755127/peer-review-cake-club/420

cakealicious7 Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 8:18pm
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Original message sent by kaylawaylalayla

Aww I spent like a whole minute and a half trying to write cake safe satire. Oh well.

Loool!!

cakealicious7 Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 8:21pm
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No, there were some ridiculous ads being posted for cake safe today.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 8:27pm
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ANo no. The review of cake safe thread. Just curious lol.

cakealicious7 Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 8:30pm
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AHmmm are you sure kayla?? You sure your not getting a cake safe out of it???

BrandisBaked Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 8:36pm
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AI want a cake safe!

BatterUpCake Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 8:40pm
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One of the well known members here was telling me she was going to make a HUGE cake and take her cakesafe out mudding! lol She seems to really like hers..lol

howsweet Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 8:42pm
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Originally Posted by lindseyjhills 

Ha ha - the whole 'my husband approves' vibe is totally bewildering to me. My business, my money, my investment - hub's opinion doesn't come into it! The only way I'd get him to a cake show is if I told him Claudia Schiffer would be doing a cake demo naked icon_biggrin.gif

I know, right? But if hubby is funding something that's more like cake charity, then he should have say, right? I'm not down on someone having a great relationship with their spouse and wanting to do things together, but when you go to these events, you don't see a lot couples strolling the aisles together.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 8:44pm
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ALol. No. I actually barely even bake these days. Shhh don't tell cake central, they mighy kick me out.

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