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post #1 of 25
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I was home the other day (baking) and watched several episodes of Cake Boss and have seen Ace of Cakes and some other shows too. Do you think they use mixes or everything is from scatch. I know some of them say 'from scratch' but there's always a line there especially when you see them doing a 6 foot long cake with sheet after sheet of cakes. Plus one got messed up in the car so they had to go back and had lots of cakes already made. I realize they have a bakery too but just wondering?? Those guys are amazing.

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post #2 of 25
I know that Buddy is a member here and has said on many occasions that he bakes solely from scratch.

I don't know about Duff.

Bakeries usually have many extra layers ready just in case they need them.
post #3 of 25
Deb,

I can tell you that we make our cakes from scratch. We bake in 80 or 160 pound batches, depending on the day.
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post #4 of 25
Yes I have eaten cakes from Carlos Bakery and they are definately scratch. Buddy is a sweetheart. He was so nice to my grandkids, it was something they will never forget. We especially love their canolli's yummy
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Originally Posted by madgeowens

Yes I have eaten cakes from Carlos Bakery and they are definately scratch. Buddy is a sweetheart. He was so nice to my grandkids, it was something they will never forget. We especially love their canolli's yummy



You lucky girl~! Especially after watching last week's show.. I would drive to NJ just to have one of those canolis... icon_biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 25
I believe Duff uses all from scratch also as I saw an episode where one of his bakers was testing out different flavors of cake and of frosting...there was an odd one (can't remember exactly what it was) and I know there isn't a "mix" for that, nor could you add to a mix to get the flavor he was trying to get...really wish I could remember the flavor...dang...lol
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post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by JenniferAtwood

Deb,

I can tell you that we make our cakes from scratch. We bake in 80 or 160 pound batches, depending on the day.



I'm sorry I'm not sure why you directed this to me....do you work for Duff maybe? icon_confused.gif
post #8 of 25
Just the other day on the Disney episode, Buddy was asking for the ingredients he needed and he said he was a scratch baker. I'm sure he is, they are very old school there.

Forget the cannolis, have you seen the crumb cake!!! mmmmmm
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by joyfullysweet

Just the other day on the Disney episode, Buddy was asking for the ingredients he needed and he said he was a scratch baker. I'm sure he is, they are very old school there.

Forget the cannolis, have you seen the crumb cake!!! mmmmmm



Yeah.... that too icon_biggrin.gif Anybody up for a road trip?? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by shebellas

I believe Duff uses all from scratch also as I saw an episode where one of his bakers was testing out different flavors of cake and of frosting...there was an odd one (can't remember exactly what it was) and I know there isn't a "mix" for that, nor could you add to a mix to get the flavor he was trying to get...really wish I could remember the flavor...dang...lol



Maybe you are thinking of the time Duff's baker made a white russian cake. I think it was for a "Big Lebowski"-themed party.
post #11 of 25
Buddy is a member here? How awesome, what is his screen name?
post #12 of 25
I remember one of the early Ace of Cakes episodes, his baker (Adam?) was trying Green Tea icing. icon_smile.gif I bet it was super yummy.
post #13 of 25
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Buddy is a member here? How awesome, what is his screen name?



Yup, his screenname is buddyv, here's a link to his profile

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=profile&mode=viewprofile&u=679461
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by madgeowens

Yes I have eaten cakes from Carlos Bakery and they are definately scratch. Buddy is a sweetheart. He was so nice to my grandkids, it was something they will never forget. We especially love their canolli's yummy


We drove down from Ma on our way to Va and had the cannoli - to DIE for!! Also had cream puffs and some cupcakes. Definitely worth the trip!! Hopefully we'll see Buddy next time!
post #15 of 25
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They must have the 'Rose factor' down to a science!! Buddy's sisters are a riot. I loved it when they changed the recording voice in the frog cake on him.
Thank you for your responses.
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