Amazing Wedding Cakes Tv Show

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SugaredUp Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 12:20am
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Dkelly27, thanks for the well wishes! I really appreciate it!

CakeDiva, I guess it never occurred to me that the other Cake Divas may have come first. I take back what I said then for sure!

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CakeDiva73 Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 12:22am
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I love the cake girls--they are so talented. BUT I wish that show would take the cake divas off and the cake atilier girls off and replace them with those cute guys from NY--remember them from the FN challenges? I can't think of their names--one is Jason I think. Remember they were the ones who, after they finished their cake for a challenge, went over to a competing kitchen and helped them finish their cake because one of their bakers had a medical emergency...class guys and VERY talented. Wish I could remember their names!




Oh, he is so flippin' cute!!!! Jason Ellis is his name - what a doll!!

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CakeDiva73 Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 12:27am
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CakeDiva, I guess it never occurred to me that the other Cake Divas may have come first. I take back what I said then for sure!




No problem, you know, it would never have occured to me either but I was so completely baffled by them that I looked them up a couple of weeks back. I couldn't figure out if they were really famous (or popular, etc) in LA since *ahem* they just didn't strike me as the LA type (yeah, total stereotype - I am guilty icon_redface.gif )

And I'm sorry, but I am having trouble getting the huge inch of BC filling out of my mind when I think of them being high-end cake decorators out there..... for some reason I keep thinking they would be torting, etc. It was just so unsightly, lol.

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misha35 Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 12:39am
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I agree about that cutie Jason Ellis!

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tanyascakes Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 12:53am
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I just have one omore add in to say. I did do some talking on here earlier, but I didn't mean it to sound as if I could do any better than the people on the show. I am from "Podunk, Kansas" and have always said that I was a beginning decorator. I am a work in progress and the Lord knows it. If some of the things I say seem "stupid" it is because I am still new. I have been doing cakes for years, but they were at home from the sahped pans and just round plain things for family and friends. i have been too terrified to try anything new which is why I come on here to look through your ideas and try new things for myself. You all have given me so much info and inspiration-I haven't used it because I was working and moving. But believe me now that I am back in the states w/o a job, I will takingup alot more time practicing. I am sorry that I thought that $600 for the cake was too much. But maybe it is because I don't really know about cake pricing. I get nervous everytime someone asks me to price a cake for them! So don't judge us too harshly, as well. To any show people or your producers, sorry for the fuss. But I would rather someone let me know if they think something is good or bad. That gives me the opportunity to improve on it, whether it be my product or my attitude. I will keep that in mind! TFL.

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livvah Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 12:54am
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And I'm sorry, but I am having trouble getting the huge inch of BC filling out of my mind when I think of them being high-end cake decorators out there..... for some reason I keep thinking they would be torting, etc. It was just so unsightly, lol.




i'm totally just jumping in here, i'm delurking, but omg, me too! i was shocked when i saw their lack of cake levelling/torting on sunday night's ep! they charge how much and it looks like that when it's sliced into??? crazy.

i'm still not sold on the show, either... the only ones i can stomach watching are the cake girls. the other 2 bakeries grate on me.

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KoryAK Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 2:44am
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Yeah, they should just do a show about me. Me and by boyfriend (unless hes gay, which I totally think he might be) Jason Ellis. And my other boyfriend, his partner. Or *partner*, whichever. icon_smile.gif I'd watch.

Was too funny, as I watched the latest episode on DVR last night my 9yo son was just going on and on about people's borders and such saying mom, you can do so much better than that! And... and I probably shouldn't share this... but he said that the 2 Cake Divas girls looked like men that had been taking the "lady drugs that turn them into girls" lmfao! ouch, tho. Too much Discovery Health channel for that boy, I guess.

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CakeDiva73 Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 3:08am
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OMG. Well at least I am not the only one with outspoken children icon_redface.gif (my son asked if they were 'baking in drag').

I think the weirdest thing about their bakery was just how sort of sloppy I felt like their cakes were, in comparison to high end cakes I have seen either on Duff's, SugarRush - whatever. They simply lacked an elegance and clean profile that I was expecting from the superficial perfection of L.A.

And maybe some think I am over picking them (they are great compared to what I can put out - I realize that!) I was just taken back by some of the cakes they made. The castle cake was, I felt, really not done well. The car cake would have been so much nicer had they used fondant - much cleaner...... and the torting thing. I know I'm beating a dead horse but IT'S BUGGING THE HELL OUT OF ME!

God knows how many hundreds of dollars they are charging and they don't torte and they use an inch of frosting as their filling......*deep breathe*, ok, I'm done now.

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sugar_blossoms Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 3:46am
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Am I the only one who believes that someone decorating at the level that Duff is should be able to deliver a cake with out it falling apart, especially when delivering a "cake" that is mostly styrofoam. I mean repairs are expected but a major cake disaster on every delivery?????????? I'd expect more from his level of decorating. I can't see having more inedibles in a cake than actual cake.

On the note of the last minute wedding cakes...in my market you are lucky if you get 30 days. That is considered to be major in advance here.

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Deb_ Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 12:16pm
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And I'm sorry, but I am having trouble getting the huge inch of BC filling out of my mind when I think of them being high-end cake decorators out there..... for some reason I keep thinking they would be torting, etc. It was just so unsightly, lol.[/quote]

It just goes to show you they care more about the "WOW" reaction to people seeing the cake, rather than what the he_ _ it tastes like, or looks like when cut.
I'm willing to bet that most of those contest cakes would not be delicious with a big glass of milk!

Attention show producers...........this is my LEAST favorite cake show, I love the sisters, but, if the show makes it for next year, you producers may want to look at some of my fellow CC member's cakes........they're way better than some of the cakes that have been showcased on your show. (and I'm sure they taste great too!) icon_smile.gif icon_smile.gif

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OhMyGanache Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 4:00pm
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I can't believe anyone thinks the comments being made here are offensive. These people chose to be in the spotlight, and are therefor subject to scrutiny and criticism - it comes with the territory. I would take that paycheck and exposure in return for people bashing me online. Heck, I get bashed online all the time now and I haven't seen a NICKEL! LOL!

In my opinion, the only time it's crossing the line is when people start snooping into their private lives and posting personal information and/or attacking them over things that are NOT broadcast. If someone says something on TV, it's fair game to criticize.

The only other thing I find objectionable, is when people start attacking others over their appearance (fat, ugly, etc.) - which I haven't seen done here. I am a very fair person, and have no problem speaking up when I think people are being rude - but I just don't see it here.

I went on a date once with the very first reality TV "persona" - and his life was RUINED by the way he was slammed in the media. He chose to take part in a reality show, and that portion of his life was certainly open for discussion ... but the media pried so deep into his personal life, and humiliated him in the press. I had only one date with him, because while I think he was nice enough - even many years later, it still dominated his life. Very sad.

So, this to say that I've seen the way it hurts people and I am quite sensitive to other people hurt - but the things said here are simply critical and I don't think they even come close to being hurtful or spiteful.

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momma28 Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 4:16pm
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I love watching cake shows but this one is beyond me. I love the Cake Girls but the cake diva's are SLOPPY and the Cake Atelier does very nice work (or should I say the goth chick does nice work) but Ruth is annoying and sooo uptight. I like that they are at least pastry chefs though so their cakes are made to taste as good as they look. Im not sure why anyone would spend money on one of thos e cake diva cakes though.

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momma28 Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 4:16pm
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I love watching cake shows but this one is beyond me. I love the Cake Girls but the cake diva's are SLOPPY and the Cake Atelier does very nice work (or should I say the goth chick does nice work) but Ruth is annoying and sooo uptight. I like that they are at least pastry chefs though so their cakes are made to taste as good as they look. Im not sure why anyone would spend money on one of thos e cake diva cakes though.

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sweetiemama Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 4:31pm
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O.K., I am calling DirectTV. My daughter has been wanting boomerang and we don't get that now, and now this show! I want my WE TV!

Glad to know the Cake Girls are not disappointing. Honestly, I would charge those prices if people would pay them. I think their work is awesome, and I plan on making a pilgrimmage in the hopes to see them at their bakery soon. No, I am not crazy! icon_biggrin.gif Maybe cake crazy!

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lillielu Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 5:22pm
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I love the new cake show., I think its terrific!

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TheCakeShak Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 5:24pm
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I got a question, since we are on the subject of cake shows... you all remember I think his name was Richard on Duff's Show, Ace of Cakes. You know, the one who kept "dropping the cakes". What do you think happened to him? Dumb question,,, icon_confused.gif I know...

One other thing on the Cake Divas, when I saw "all" that buttercream being plopped down on that Sandcastle cake, I got sick to my tummy. That was a lot of buttercream. And if you watched the part where the dude and his new bride to be went to eat a piece of that cake, that piece of cake was so so tiny and the bride to be barely took a big bite of cake.
Oh well, well, well, no matter what, I'm going to keep watching because some of those peoples are funny.........
Maybe Laurie (Cake Atelie) should work with Duff, since Duff likes to do "Extreme" cakes....I think it would really add depth to his show........

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sugar_blossoms Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 5:38pm
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lol...they are fun to watch. It seems that although you can't really gain many new techniques...you can definitely learn what not to do without it being learning it the hard way. They are saving us all from their mistakes.

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onceuponacake Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 5:50pm
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i didnt read through all the posts, but i like this show.

on an interesting note..the cake atelier ladies (ruth and laura?) have dissolved their partnership. it will be interesting to see if one of them will stay on the show or if they will pick another team of cake designers

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Deb_ Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 9:11pm
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i didnt read through all the posts, but i like this show.

on an interesting note..the cake atelier ladies (ruth and laura?) have dissolved their partnership. it will be interesting to see if one of them will stay on the show or if they will pick another team of cake designers




Apparantly they film way ahead....it may not be an issue.

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CakeDiva73 Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 3:34am
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So I am watching tonight's episode and cannot get over these people wrinkling their noses at their customers when they order something they don't care for...... is it just me or is it ridiculous?

And not to rant about Ruth again icon_biggrin.gif but she is one passive agressive witch! She told the other girl the woman who didn't care for flowers ordered 190 mini-cakes but in fact, she led her to that!! OMG ~ what a broomhilda. And she can obsess about her freakin' flowers but if Laurie is being picky, she is totally unreasonable. I want to throttle this woman.

On a different note, I just read that the cakediva's, Joan & Leigh, have gotten married.

edited: to correct spelling

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SugarFrosted Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 3:49am
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After tonight's episode, it is easy to see why the Cake Atelier is no longer in business. I dunno which I would want to strangle first.

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janelwaters Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 3:55am
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Ok - had to Tivo this episode, so I am just now watching it - after about 30 minutes - these are my opinions- Saw the nose wrinkle! what is up with that!! You don't wrinkle your nose at a client!

Also saw how Ruth said that that was what the girl wanted - not, I talked her into 190 mini cakes! And how are they going to deliver those in a CAB??

Ok - on to cake divas - what the heck kind of recipe do they use where you can just toss a cake around like that without breaking it to bits! And clearly they are not very creative b/c i can think of a million ways to make monkeys elegant!

Ok - think I'm done now!

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FeGe_Cakes Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 3:57am
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On a different note, I just read that the cakediva's, Joan & Leigh, have gotten married.




To Each Other?

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CakeDiva73 Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 4:05am
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On a different note, I just read that the cakediva's, Joan & Leigh, have gotten married.




To Each Other?




Yes, they married each other this summer, June or July, I think.

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janelwaters Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 4:07am
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I wonder what their wedding cake looked like!! haha!

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GeminiKim Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 4:17am
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Hahaha. I love this post. Everytime I watch this show I feel I need to come here to see what everyone is saying. I think "is it just me or are the Cake Diva's cakes totally hideous"? I could do a better job than that! The sand castle cake, the Green cake that silvery wedding cake monstrosity. I am sorry if I offend anyone, but those are the ugliest cakes I have ever seen. And the Cake Atelier ladies - they make beautiful cakes, but I did wondered how they stayed in business together. Cake Girls are awesome. I would love to work there.

The nose wrinkle - I think was edited in - I don't believe she did that in front of the client. Just a thought.

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1nanette Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 4:33am
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Ok - had to Tivo this episode, so I am just now watching it - after about 30 minutes - these are my opinions- Saw the nose wrinkle! what is up with that!! You don't wrinkle your nose at a client!

Also saw how Ruth said that that was what the girl wanted - not, I talked her into 190 mini cakes! And how are they going to deliver those in a CAB??

Ok - on to cake divas - what the heck kind of recipe do they use where you can just toss a cake around like that without breaking it to bits! And clearly they are not very creative b/c i can think of a million ways to make monkeys elegant!

Ok - think I'm done now!




Yeah!!!! What was in that cake? ACME cement? And I wish he would try to compose himself. He has cried twice on camera already. I get very defensive about my work too but Im not crying about it I challenge the offender to do it better. I want to shake him and say, stop crying. Fondant doesn't stand up to all that water.

I love the Cake Girls. I havent liked anything Ive seen from the Cake Divas with the exception of Ed Begley Jr's cake. But then thats the whole Hollywood, over the top, flashy, gawdy way of doing things. Have you ever watched Dr 90120? After the first show I wondered how on earth the Cake Attelier ladies could work together. They are so different. Not only in style of decorating but personality as well. And when you are that close to someone who is so different than you for an entire workday it can drive you to unspeakable actions. My mother told me that. My father just retired and is driving her nuts.

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mjballinger Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 4:34am
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I usually try not to pick at the cakes on Amazing Wedding Cakes, just because I doubt that I could do it, but...........I'm not on tv and I just can't ignore the sloppiness of the Cake Diva's cakes. That one tonight with the monkeys, the fondant on the edges and corners looked horrible to me, especially the next to the top level. And the dramatics of the guy just make me uncomfortable.
Ruth (is that her name? Anyway, you probably know who I mean) from the (former) Cake Atelier would drive me crazy. That woman seems to not have a fun bone in her body. She got so annoyed that her partner wanted those mini cakes to be all uniform in size and then she almost cried about the tower chipping a little. I know, it cost a lot of money, but it can be put in the back.....
Ugh. Thankfully I can watch Duff on Thursday - those dynamic decorators with personality and fun!!! (I love Geoff!)

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FeGe_Cakes Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 4:38am
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Ok - on to cake divas - what the heck kind of recipe do they use where you can just toss a cake around like that without breaking it to bits!




I was thinking the exact same thing. I was thinking he was going to twirl it on his finger like a basketball.

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momma28 Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 12:35pm
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yep they got married (joan and Leigh) Here is the link to the story.

http://cakelava.blogspot.com/2008/07/diva-esque-shout-out.html

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