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post #31 of 173
Alice, You're a dear to do this and a genius! Ü Boy, the time you're putting into this. Wow, thanks so much! I'll be studying it too. Looks like just what I've been needing AND everything I didn't know I needed.

Thanks again,
Carol
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post #32 of 173
WOW, WOW, WOW!!!

You did an amazing job!!!
I am still studying the matrix and trying to figure out what everything means, but it seems quite incredible.

Well done! thumbs_up.gif

Anat
post #33 of 173
Alice can you help me? I'm not understanding the Unit Conversion cells in the Cake and Frosting and Filling Recipes tabs. Or what each of the headings mean where you actually put in the recipes. Item would be what you buy obviuosly, the ingredient, is item amount the amount you usuallly buy it in? 18 eggs, 1 gallon of milk, etc? Then the unit amount is who much the recipe actually needs right? But then the unit conversion has me stumped. From your formula it looks like it is figureing how many sets of 2 Tablespoons you can get from a gallon for instance.., right? I think that makes the most sense and works for almost all of the amounts...the one that throws me is you say that there are 2 T per oz of meringue powder and 6 t per oz of vanilla but a T is worth three t, but I guess we are talking weight vs. volume there. Ounces are so hard for me to understand. I have recipes that call for 5 oz of glucose or such of making fondant and I don't know if I should go by weight or volume...ahhhh

Sorry, just making sure I understand
post #34 of 173
Sorry, I forgot to mention how much I love this worksheet. I don't know that I will use it for pricing exactly right now, but more to help me get in the ball park of what I could/should be charging. Gives me a ballpark. I was telling my husband that he was supposed to do a summer project to make me something like this. And here we are a month into his summer break and he hasn't started! you just saved him alot of work!!

Thanks again!
post #35 of 173
I guess you actually need to enter you Excell product key to be able to edit anything in this file huh? lol I have an excell disc but I don't have it installed on my laptop because I don't know how to use it yet lol... so is that why I can't edit any of the information in the blue boxes?
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post #36 of 173
Along with all of the others....Thank you! thumbs_up.gif

You are awesome for sharing this with everyone.
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post #37 of 173
Just letting you know we are all watching and learning from this, I'm just following all the updates! I feel a bit technically challenged, but am still learning. Thanks for all your work!
post #38 of 173
Thread Starter 
Okay, I put the guide to cake matrix R on my website so if you go to http://www.selfservebaker.com/guide.pps you can get the powerpoint.
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post #39 of 173
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Originally Posted by randipanda

Alice can you help me? I'm not understanding the Unit Conversion cells in the Cake and Frosting and Filling Recipes tabs. Or what each of the headings mean where you actually put in the recipes. Item would be what you buy obviuosly, the ingredient, is item amount the amount you usuallly buy it in? 18 eggs, 1 gallon of milk, etc? Then the unit amount is who much the recipe actually needs right? But then the unit conversion has me stumped. From your formula it looks like it is figureing how many sets of 2 Tablespoons you can get from a gallon for instance.., right? I think that makes the most sense and works for almost all of the amounts...the one that throws me is you say that there are 2 T per oz of and 6 t per oz of vanilla but a T is worth three t, but I guess we are talking weight vs. volume there. Ounces are so hard for me to understand. I have recipes that call for 5 oz of or such of making fondant and I don't know if I should go by weight or volume...ahhhh

Sorry, just making sure I understand



Usually I go to www.ask.com and type in what I am converting to get the unit conversions. Unit conversions SHOULD be if I buy pounds but my recipe calls for tablespoons how to convert from pounds to tablespoons....

Yes on the weight vs. volume... that is why they are different. icon_smile.gif
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post #40 of 173
thank you so much for putting this together and sharing it with us. A definite save for me.
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post #41 of 173
Thanks, Alice!
post #42 of 173
This is truly a work of art! I am going to try to tweak it in my free time (ha ha!, it's wedding season!!) for people who don't use cake mixes...thank you again for sharing this - I'm sure it took you a gazillion hours to develop it.
post #43 of 173
ok, uh DUH, it looks like you already have a way to do that (see my post above re: adding our own recipes), so DOUBLE thanks!
post #44 of 173
icon_biggrin.gif THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING THIS!!! YOU'VE MENTIONED THINGS I HADNT EVEN THOUGHT OF!! I AM GOING TO STUDY THIS AND UTILIZE IT!!! THANK YOU!!!!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif
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post #45 of 173
Thanks so much. I had downloaded version M and was a little confused, so I downloaded version R and definately a lot clearer. (maybe my head is just clearer, who knows).

Again thank you so much.
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