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Ha ha! That just about sums it up, can't think of anything more to say to that.
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post #47 of 117
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Ha ha! That just about sums it up, can't think of anything more to say to that.

I thought of something for the cake woman...she must have fallen off the stipper pole and hit her head a few too many times, so that explains her.
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I thought of something for the cake woman...she must have fallen off the stipper pole and hit her head a few too many times, so that explains her.

 

Actually lecturing kids about why they shouldn't like what they like????????????

 

Mocking the looks and intelligence of people who like box cakes by insinuating that they're brain damaged as a result of falling off a stripper pole?????????????                                                                         Thumbs-down-fail-thumbs-down-reject-smiley-emoticon-000748-large.gif

post #49 of 117

Some of you may be old enough to remember when DuPont admonished us that there was "better living through chemistry." Lots of people still believe that, I guess. By the way, I made several gourmet recipes for mac and cheese using rather expensive natural cheeses.Then I made it using Velveeta. You will never guess which was my husband's favorite. :)

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Okay, so the "cake experts" were a little kid, a woman who wants to look like a drag queen, a guy who just shoves food in his mouth without tasting it, and a dude who's probably on steroids and wears ripaway pants.

1. Kids eat their own boogers, I wouldn't ask them to judge anything.

My DH said basically the same thing about the kid... "A demographic known for eating their own boogers and putting ketchup on everything is not who I want judging my product."

I thought it was amazing that at no time did anyone mention the LOOKS of the cake or the number of servings. The $12 cake didn't feed near the number of people as the RBI cake. It just wasn't a proper comparison no matter how you look at it. The $12 cake would have been right at home on the pages of Cake Wrecks.
post #51 of 117

I have to ask why the producers of this show thought that this "study", this - expose - on cakes that people prefer, actually revealed anything about anything?

 

What a crock of shyte.

 

What's the point of comparing $12 in ingredients only (including eggs! whoopdeefrickendoo!), to $2200 in labour, equipment, licences, premises, rent and other costs of running an approved food business, plus ingredients and ARTISTIC ABILITY?? When the cakes shown are at a ratio of 1:15 in terms of servings?

 

Taken at face value, all I can assume from this story is that Americans have no appreciation for bespoke, custom baked cakes made from scratch. And that is sad if its true.

 

I can't believe though that their point is, "Oh how silly you brides are for paying more than $12 for your wedding cake, you so SILL-EEEEE, bahahahaaa!"

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post #52 of 117
You so SIL-EEEE! ahahahaha
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post #53 of 117
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I have to ask why the producers of this show thought that this "study", this - expose - on cakes that people prefer, actually revealed anything about anything?

 

What a crock of shyte.

 

What's the point of comparing $12 in ingredients only (including eggs! whoopdeefrickendoo!), to $2200 in labour, equipment, licences, premises, rent and other costs of running an approved food business, plus ingredients and ARTISTIC ABILITY?? When the cakes shown are at a ratio of 1:15 in terms of servings?

 

Taken at face value, all I can assume from this story is that Americans have no appreciation for bespoke, custom baked cakes made from scratch. And that is sad if its true.

 

I can't believe though that their point is, "Oh how silly you brides are for paying more than $12 for your wedding cake, you so SILL-EEEEE, bahahahaaa!"

Oh snap to this too. Actually, that video pisses me off now.

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post #54 of 117

But I'm not angry...lol.

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post #55 of 117
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It is true that baking a cake completely from scratch is difficult and umpredictable. The only way to make it come out well is to use the best of ingredients, use recioes that are good, with the correct chemistry, weigh the ingredients for precision, make sure they're at the correct temperature, be sure your oven is calibrated correctly, use good quality pans and pther tools like bake strips and flower nails... if any of these things is off, the cake will not come out with an optimal result. I've noticed that using a different type of flour or butter with the same recipe makes a huge difference. Lots of ingredient and recipe teating must be done if you want to get a great scratch cake.

And that's exactly why boxed mixes are popular...or even preferred, in some cases.

 

People may complain about frozen cakes coming from a factory, but they're consistent looking and tasting basic bases.

post #56 of 117
The judges may not be the ones who would buy the wedding cake, but they could be the guests at a reception eating it. Gotta have looks and taste for an amazing cake. That's why i don't like the trend of covering the whole cake with fondant. Fondant does not taste amazing.
post #57 of 117
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Actually lecturing kids about why they shouldn't like what they like????????????

Mocking the looks and intelligence of people who like box cakes by insinuating that they're brain damaged as a result of falling off a stripper pole?????????????                                                                         Thumbs-down-fail-thumbs-down-reject-smiley-emoticon-000748-large.gif

Yep. Feel free to not like it.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The kids who have had my cakes have had their eyes opened to good scratch baking. One of my daughter's friends refused to eat her own birthday cake that came from a grocery store because she said that it wasn't as good as the one that I made. If you hold a low standard as the norm then you don't know the options. Box mix is a low standard.
post #58 of 117
If you watched that show and decided that they were right and a home baked and decorated cake from a box mix is better than a professionally baked from scratch and decorated cake, then have at it. I'm sure the show had some kind of disclaimer running across the screen at the end saying you can sue them when your wedding is ruined because you thought your guests would prefer your cake after watching the show.
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post #59 of 117
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If you watched that show and decided that they were right and a home baked and decorated cake from a box mix is better than a professionally baked from scratch and decorated cake, then have at it. I'm sure the show had some kind of disclaimer running across the screen at the end saying you can sue them when your wedding is ruined because you thought your guests would prefer your cake after watching the show.

They might be fine with it if they don't have any other frame of reference, though. All I know is that when clients come to me and start talking about weddings they've been to where people left half-eaten pieces of cake sitting around all over, they were from the bakeries that use mixes or start with a mix and add stuff.
post #60 of 117
My kids have eaten my scratch cakes with Swiss meringue or French buttercream all their lives. We were invited to a party for a little girl in my 4 year old's nursery class at church, and the mom served box cake cupcakes topped with powdered sugar crisco (Wilton class) frosting. My kids took one bite of the cupcakes and then told me they were gross and refused to eat more. Since twinkies are back on the shelves, I bought a box and brought it home yesterday. I gave one to each of my kids. They asked, "What is it?" and then tried them. They hated them! I hadn't had one in years - they were gross! Weird texture, somehow dry and gooey at the same time, and the filling was sticky gooey with no actual flavor, just sweet. Blech! An eye opening test is to bake a good scratch recipe side by side with a box mix and taste them together, really noticing thr texture and flavor differences.
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