How Do I Respond?

Business By Cascades Updated 9 Aug 2008 , 5:27pm by FromScratch

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Cascades Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 6:19am
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I had a bride e-mail me today asking if I bake my cakes from scratch. For those of you who use box cake mixes, how do you respond to this and make your answer a positive one. I use box mixes and have never had a complaint about my cakes! They always love the taste and can't believe how moist they are.

I want to be truthful to this bride and yet sell my cakes. Any suggestions?


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KKC Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 6:33am
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I'd tell her the truth, and I'd offer to let her sample the cake, if u make the WASC for her to sample it'll knock her socks off. Tastes just like a scratch cake...However, I'd bet alot of people don't like box mixes because they've never had them after they had been doctored.

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pugmama1 Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 6:36am
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Being truthful is always the best. You could say-" Like many quality bakeries, I use a mix to provide consistent, high quality, reliable results."
A bakery friend of mine actually told me that is why their bakery- high end, too- use mixes- for consistency and reliability of results.

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indydebi Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 11:48am
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Agree, don't lie. I tell them honestly that "I use mixes, just like most other bakeries in town" .

I start with a mix and add my own stuff (like eggs, oil and water!) icon_rolleyes.gif

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alvarezmom Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 1:27pm
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The truth will set you free!!! Tell her the truth and let her know that you but allot of hard work, love, and attention to each cake that you make.

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Solecito Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 4:55pm
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The truth pof course. You can tell her: "I use a mix as a base to provide consistent, high quality and reliable results, and we add different ingredients to make it delicious and special".
Or something like that...

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FromScratch Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 5:27pm
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Yes.. honesty is the best policy. Tell you start with a mix and add your own special extras to make them taste great. Offer a tasting and see what she says. Many many many bakeries use mixes.. don't be ashamed.

I am a scratch baker, and I see nothing wrong with using mixes if that is what you are comfortable with. icon_biggrin.gif

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