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post #16 of 39
I don't give my recipes out. It may sound stingy to some, but I have tested & adapted recipes for my uses. There have been many hours, and lots of trashed cake in the process.
post #17 of 39
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I don't give my recipes out. It may sound stingy to some, but I have tested & adapted recipes for my uses. There have been many hours, and lots of trashed cake in the process.


Same here.  In a big corporation, all that hard work is called research and development. :) 

 

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post #18 of 39
I use to give out my buttercream recipe here quite frequently but some people here don't like using high ratio shortening or shortening at all for that matter so I started PM it to people but I hardly give it out any more because I take the time to type it all out just to have the person say well ill just use crisco and it will be fine.....nope Crisco is gross and the recipe taste completely different. I do still give it out sometimes but not as much as I use to and I've never given to anyone in my family and they've asked.
post #19 of 39

I should clarify that sharing recipes, tips and techniques on a world forum is quite nice, and helps us all.  My real issue is a customer asking for a recipe so they can bypass ordering from you - not very nice at all.

 

I try to make a joke of it - "Oh, I can't - it is a secret recipe and locked in the filing cabinet with the Colonel's secret spice blend."

 

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post #20 of 39
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Originally Posted by liz at sugar View Post

I should clarify that sharing recipes, tips and techniques on a world forum is quite nice, and helps us all.  My real issue is a customer asking for a recipe so they can bypass ordering from you - not very nice at all.

I try to make a joke of it - "Oh, I can't - it is a secret recipe and locked in the filing cabinet with the Colonel's secret spice blend."

Liz

Lol Todd Wilbur has KFCs recipe published in his recipe book, my family loves it when I make the chicken oh I just looked it up you can buy the recipe on Todd Wilbur website for .79 cents....I have most of his books I love his recipes.
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post #21 of 39
I have that book - Top Secret Recipes. If you like Twinkie filling, his take on it is pretty close.

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post #22 of 39
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I have that book - Top Secret Recipes. If you like Twinkie filling, his take on it is pretty close.

Liz

Yeah I have most of his books and have tried several of the recipes most of them turning out pretty close to the original recipes.
post #23 of 39

It really depends on how someone asks me for a recipe. I have finally perfected a gluten free (and dairy free) white cake recipe and I posted a picture of my little trail cake on my facebook. One of my friends was like, "Oh, I need that recipe because my MIL is gluten free".

 

That bothers me. If she had just pm'd me and nicely asked I might have given it to her. But I spent a LOT of money on special ingredients and tried 4-5 different recipes that all flopped before I figured this one out. It just seems rude to me.

post #24 of 39

I strictly bake Gluten-Free and all my recipes are from scratch.  I have worked them out through lots of trial and error.  Lots of cash and lots of trash.  Now that they are perfected, I will never give them out.  

 

If I give them out then I will no longer be "the lady with the yummiest Gluten-Free Cakes ever".  My customers love my cakes and so does my family, so I keep them close to my heart.

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post #25 of 39

A few recipes I use,  like my favourite IMBC, are not my recipes, and I made no alterations, so if someone asks I direct them to the website or cookbook I found it on.

Obviously that person wanted his/her recipe shared, and I like to make sure they get the credit for it. I will never type up a recipe for someone for that reason, but I will tell them where they can find it.

 

Now if it's a recipe that I have developed, or one of the few that other chefs have gifted to me with the understanding that I keep them to myself, I never share those.

An huge amount of time, money and effort went into those, and to be honest, it simply ticks me off when someone expects me to just hand over years of hard work because they don't want to do it themselves.

I'm a grouch like that.

post #26 of 39
I agree with Liz. The problem is a costumer asking for a recipe. Sharing reciipes atvmong bakers is nice.
post #27 of 39
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I agree with Liz. The problem is a costumer asking for a recipe. Sharing reciipes atvmong bakers is nice.
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post #28 of 39

I share my recipes on here and try others recipes from here. I thank all that will share. Some decorators from this site, that has gone on to be pretty famous, has shared many a recipe for all on here. I appreciate giving and sharing.

post #29 of 39
I have been baking for years from scratch and the one recipe that I have always covet is the one for Puerto Rican cake because it's super moist and wetlike and I have quite a few people ask for it but when I ask a fellow baker if they know the recipe they will say yes but their grandmother gave it to them and made them promise not to give it out. I swear that I have asked at least 10 bakers and no one will let loose this recipe. I always share my recipes. I don't get it but I understand the need to keep that promise.
post #30 of 39

It sounds like a tres leche cake. The Latin people call it a three milk cake because after the cake cooks you poke toothpick holes in the cake and mix all the milks together and soak it overnight.  Here is a recipe that is supposed to be pretty good. Most of the Latino people make this cake with whipped cream icing. I made it with my buttercream icing and mixed some of the whipped icing into the buttercream.  You also put fruit on top of the cake such as peaches, strawberries or whatever fruit you prefer. I have made Tres leche several times and I have to say it tastes very good!!!! This cake is wet like and very moist due to soaking it overnight in the milk mixtures!!!

 

 http://www.bakedecoratecelebrate.com/recipes/quatrolechescake.cfm?cat=1

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