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Originally Posted by lahlbrecht View Post

First of all, there's no such thing as a cheap 4tier fake cake

 

Well, if it's Styrofoam, frosted and decorated with Hydrocal, then you could rent it out cheaply enough.

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post #872 of 2869
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Originally Posted by tracyaem View Post

 

Ugh, this drives me batty. My (green-eyed witch of a) sister does this to me all the time. "Oh, your cakes are so pretty! When I bake, it's just to taste good. I worry about that, not how it looks".

 

Keep in mind, she uses box mix (not bashing it, just sayin it's not like she's using imported vanilla beans or splurging on the high quality chocolate...). And she's been super-excited ever since they came out with those frosting creations. You know - the packet of flavor you add to a can of frosting? She "made" cherry frosting for her last cake and told anyone who would listen how it was homemade. Gah.

 

Her other favorite line is "Oh, all my coworkers tell me I should start a cake business. I can't believe you did first, now I can't." My response is always "Please, go ahead. Plenty of business for everyone"!   LOL - I'd love to see her try ;)   I just hope Duncan Hines comes up with some new flavor add-ins soon!

You should tell her that Walmart has already cornered the market for cheap cakes made with fake ingredients.

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post #873 of 2869
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Originally Posted by mariets View Post

I'd be tempted to go all out and say "oh, I thought you were bringing strawberries so I've made this DELICIOUS cake to go with them" and write rude words on the roof of my mouth with my tongue!

Lmao! Writing words on the roof of my mouth with my tongue tickles my palate!
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Originally Posted by SpeciallyYours View Post

Just tell the person "Good, one less thing for me to worry about.  I'll bring a rutabaga casserole in your honor"! (no offense to rutabaga lovers of which I am one, but my family isn't!)icon_wink.gif

I brought something a trained monkey can make: green bean casserole! I enjoyed the dinner and the fact that I didn't work my tookus off creating a beautiful cake for the occasion!
post #874 of 2869
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Originally Posted by laurascakesny View Post

Someone once said to me, "you know how you focus on the decorations, I have another friend who bakes for the taste..."

WOW. Thanks.
I hate when people say that! My cakes look and taste fantastic! Look at it this way, that's just the polite way of saying that the other friend's cakes are ugly.
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Originally Posted by ellavanilla View Post

I am beginning to become quite irritated with a woman who has twice posted about how easy a particular cake on my facebook page is, and that all you need is XYZ and easy peasy, it all comes together. 

 

It's true, it is a simple cake to produce, so why don't you go make your own darned page and post your own darned cakes! 

 

Anyway, that's not what I said. I try to defuse her comments with humor, but I'm really trying to understand what her point is...

 

Those who can, do.

 

Those who can't, but have their own area of expertise, compliment those who can.

 

Those who can't, and who have no talent of their own, belittle those who can whenever they can.  Its all they have. 

 

You are among the former, she is among the latter. 

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post #876 of 2869
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Originally Posted by cakeyouverymuch View Post

Those who can, do.

Those who can't, but have their own area of expertise, compliment those who can.

Those who can't, and who have no talent of their own, belittle those who can whenever they can.  Its all they have. 

You are among the former, she is among the latter. 

This statement is why cc needs a "like" button!
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Originally Posted by cakeyouverymuch View Post

Those who can, do.

Those who can't, but have their own area of expertise, compliment those who can.

Those who can't, and who have no talent of their own, belittle those who can whenever they can.  Its all they have. 

You are among the former, she is among the latter. 


Perfectly stated!

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post #878 of 2869

GBakes the latest thinking is that all the alcohol does not bake out of foods.  How much cooks out depends on the cooking time.  The longer the cooking time the more that will cook out but you are still left with some.

post #879 of 2869

I just checked out the watermelon cake and it would definitely be MOIST.

post #880 of 2869
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Originally Posted by ellavanilla View Post

I am beginning to become quite irritated with a woman who has twice posted about how easy a particular cake on my facebook page is, and that all you need is XYZ and easy peasy, it all comes together. 

 

It's true, it is a simple cake to produce, so why don't you go make your own darned page and post your own darned cakes! 

 

Anyway, that's not what I said. I try to defuse her comments with humor, but I'm really trying to understand what her point is...

Here's what to do with this woman. Go to her comment  BAN HER then delete her comments. There's no reason to let people post BS on your page. I don't understand the idea that you shouldn't delete anything on facebook...If someone is nasty then see ya later!

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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

Here's what to do with this woman. Go to her comment  BAN HER then delete her comments. There's no reason to let people post BS on your page. I don't understand the idea that you shouldn't delete anything on facebook...If someone is nasty then see ya later!

 

Because if she's a friend of a friend then I was afraid of starting something... but you're right.

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My favorite:  "Is that cake fresh?"  "No," I want to reply.  "It is as tough as old shoe leather.  That is why I have it for sale."  But I never do!   Also, don't question my prices.  I went into debt big time to learn baking and am paying off my student loan.  My cakes are first rate. You can get your cheaper cakes at Walmart. 

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What I can't stand is when I bring a cake to a party, I often hear " You need to get a job, you have too much time on your hands."     At that point, I want to take my cake and just go home without letting them eat it.
 

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post #884 of 2869
I've gotten that line before. "Who has time to do that?"
It is my freakin' job, people!
post #885 of 2869
I once had a lady ask for a quote on a themed cake, I gave her a couple of designs and the prices. she text back saying, sorry, but she only wanted a topper made and could I do that? I later seen her in supermarket and she said 'I am just using a giant cupcake tin, have you ever used one of them?' my response was 'no, I carve all my cakes, including my giant cupcakes, that way I can change the design a little and allow for serving sizes.'
lady says 'oh, I guess that's why you charge so much, maybe you should get a tin, it'd be heaps easier. oh, I am just using this (holds up box mix) do you know how many I would need?'
I replied with 'nope, never used a box mix in my life so I don't know how much they make up, plus I have no idea how big the tin is'
I had to fake a smile and walk away before I called her a not-so-nice name in front of both my own and her children. did I mention the party/birthday was the following day? so annoying!!
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