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post #106 of 265
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Originally Posted by dkelly

"how to handle this question correctly"

I'm pretty sure it's a "yes" or "no" type of question......call me silly but why has this question turned into the type of question that we have to "handle" and "tip toe" around?

Do you use a mix? Yes or No

Pretty simple one word answer is all that is required.

If a sales person starts giving me a "song and dance" answer to a "yes" of "no" question......that completely turns me off.


The only people placing the "stigma" on mix bakers are mix bakers.....please get over it, this topic is so old and beaten.

So to the OP when you're asked do you use a mix answer yes or no. You don't need to defend your technique....be proud of what you do whatever it is.



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post #107 of 265
Hmmmmm.....I thought the question is usually "are your cakes made from scratch?" (which again - what do you tell them if you use premade fondant?) Or is that how the question is going to be posted now to skirt around having to answer honestly about what PART of the cake is "scratch"?? icon_confused.gif
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post #108 of 265
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

I dunno about that.....those penguins look like they are debating the issue at hand too...... icon_rolleyes.gif



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post #109 of 265
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Originally Posted by __Jamie__

Quote:
Originally Posted by dkelly

"how to handle this question correctly"

I'm pretty sure it's a "yes" or "no" type of question......call me silly but why has this question turned into the type of question that we have to "handle" and "tip toe" around?

Do you use a mix? Yes or No

Pretty simple one word answer is all that is required.

If a sales person starts giving me a "song and dance" answer to a "yes" of "no" question......that completely turns me off.


The only people placing the "stigma" on mix bakers are mix bakers.....please get over it, this topic is so old and beaten.

So to the OP when you're asked do you use a mix answer yes or no. You don't need to defend your technique....be proud of what you do whatever it is.



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thumbs_up.gif Agree!
post #110 of 265
edited - didn't want the "thumbs up" inserted here!
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post #111 of 265
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Originally Posted by dkelly


The only people placing the "stigma" on mix bakers are mix bakers



I disagree. I think the only people placing the stigma on mix bakers are the non-bakers (cake muggles) who ask this question to bakers. If a potential customer asks this question for allergy reasons they would say so up front. For example, if my child had a nut allergy and I wanted to order a birthday cake, I wouldn't simply ask the baker if they baked from scratch or a mix...I would point out my child's nut allergy and make sure the baker could make me a nut free cake.

Agreed that when asked if you bake scratch or mix you should answer honestly, but I think the desire for how to diplomatically deal with these "scratch is superior" customers stems from bakers knowing that there IS a box cake stigma among non-bakers. Therefore, they don't want to turn off a potential customer when they know that they make an awesome cake with a mix. Answer the quesion honestly and it's ultimately up to the customer, but I think the OP just wants to know how to discuss this with the customer after she answers the scratch or mix question.
post #112 of 265
A "cake-muggle" to me is someone who calls me on Friday asking for a wedding cake Saturday for 200 to be delivered by 12PM. Someone who asks if you bake from scratch just has a personal preference.
post #113 of 265
If you bake it at home its homemade and it aint nobodys damn business...lol.

I watched a cake tutorial once and the lady said that. I just thought that was funny.
post #114 of 265
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Originally Posted by LaBellaFlor

A "cake-muggle" to me is someone who calls me on Friday asking for a wedding cake Saturday for 200 to be delivered by 12PM. Someone who asks if you bake from scratch just has a personal preference.



I first used the term "non-baker". You can disregard the term "cake muggle" in my post if I used it incorrectly.
post #115 of 265
All of this started because I said the words "Trade Secrets"
I don't sell my cakes and I should have not even replied to the question, but I did and can't change the fact that I did.
I compete with my friends on the taste of our cakes and we call it our trade secrets and try to out do each other all in good clean fun.
So that is why I said trade secret because that is what came to my mine.
Indeydebi and Labellaflor accused me of being a lier, that I will defend as not what I was doing.
Trade Secret does not mean lie, it means not telling my secret.
I already posted this on another page it has nothing to do with anyone else but me so please don't take it as aimed at anyone else but me.
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post #116 of 265
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Originally Posted by tatorchip

All of this started because I said the words "Trade Secrets"
I don't sell my cakes and I should have not even replied to the question, but I did and can't change the fact that I did.
I compete with my friends on the taste of our cakes and we call it our trade secrets and try to out do each other all in good clean fun.
So that is why I said trade secret because that is what came to my mine.
Indeydebi and Labellaflor accused me of being a lier, that I will defend as not what I was doing.
Trade Secret does not mean lie, it means not telling my secret.
I already posted this on another page it has nothing to do with anyone else but me so please don't take it as aimed at anyone else but me.



Actually in my comments, I never once thought of what you had said. Wasn't thinking of them in the slightest.
post #117 of 265
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Originally Posted by tatorchip

All of this started because I said the words "Trade Secrets"




Nah, this started about a million years ago when the words "scratch" and "mix" were used in the same sentence.
post #118 of 265
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

Hmmmmm.....I thought the question is usually "are your cakes made from scratch?" (which again - what do you tell them if you use premade fondant?) Or is that how the question is going to be posted now to skirt around having to answer honestly about what PART of the cake is "scratch"?? icon_confused.gif



I can truthfully answer yes my cakes are from scratch every part of them....I use mmf which I make and all of my fillings are also made by me.
I tried Satin Ice when I joined CC because so many people on here recommended it, but I honestly didn't like the taste of it and I found it hard to work with.

Macsmom turned me on to mmf and I really like it and it's a lot cheaper then buying the premade stuff. Thanks Macsmom!

I consider myself a "baker" NOT a "decorator".....although I think I'm getting a little better at the latter.

Oh I have to admit that lately the question most asked by people isn't "do you bake from scratch?" it's "do you freeze your cakes?" icon_rolleyes.gif
post #119 of 265
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Originally Posted by tatorchip

Indeydebi and Labellaflor accused me of being a lier,


No, I did not. I merely said "don't lie about it". Some people get very nervous about telling someone they use a mix and I was only saying "be proud of what you do ... don't lie." The "you" used was the generic "you", not specifically pointing the finger at tatorchip or anyone else.

I did NOT accuse you of being a liar and I resent you saying so.
post #120 of 265
I resent being accused of being one
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