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post #31 of 151
Its great to hear your side as well. Youre right in saying that its easier from the comfort of home. It looks easy when youre not the one doing it.
post #32 of 151
Hello Buddy V.! You inspired my Wedding Dress cake. I saw your spread in American Cake Decorating and made one draping fondant, using pearl dust, etc. and just put my spin on it. I enjoy your style and love to watch the challenges. I wish they had them on DVD so we can see the entire 7 hours. I want to see everything you all are doing. I've learned some great stuff and fast tips. Keep it up and yes, remember, it is television. If we had someone cut and edit our everyday, I'm sure we wouldn't always look great.
Have a great night!
Michelle
post #33 of 151
I agree that talk is cheap. For those who've not been in that boat should not knock those who have been. We do have some amazing talent on here but that does not diminish how accomplished these participants are. We should think and care about each others feelings before belittling someone by name. It is hurtful and unnecessary. We as a community are here to be helpful, positive and supportive.
post #34 of 151
welcome buddyV. I'm so happy to have someone so talented on CC!
post #35 of 151
Hi Everyone, I'm the organizer for the NJ Cake Decorators Club and we are the group that took a class with Buddy on Sunday. I just have to say that not only is this man an amazing cake decorator but he is one of the sweetest and most generous people I have met!
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I agree that talk is cheap. For those who've not been in that boat should not knock those who have been. We do have some amazing talent on here but that does not diminish how accomplished these participants are. We should think and care about each others feelings before belittling someone by name. It is hurtful and unnecessary. We as a community are here to be helpful, positive and supportive.



I can't agree with you more! Well put!
post #37 of 151
Hey Buddy!

I don't recall anyone saying you were rude, you are always very nice on the show - I also applaud your calmness and coolness in the heat of the moment under so much pressure in front of the cameras. That is where I KNOW I would fail! I tend to scream when under pressure.

I do love the cakes on your website and I'm sure soon enough you will prove to the judges your true talent.

Feel free to tear apart my cakes! thumbs_up.gif
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post #38 of 151
How exciting to have Buddy on the board! (Hi, Buddy! Big fan!!) I don't post as much as I used to, but I need to say that this site is filled with enormous talent! I have always been in awe watching the Food Network Challenges.

Sorry to the original poster, but starting a thread about cake decorators that annoy you is pretty inconsiderate. There are a lot more well known cake decorators on this site than you realize.

Anyway, I wish I had half the talent and the guts to go on a television show and put together a cake under that much stress. Kudos to all the contestants!!!

angie
post #39 of 151
Buddy, I'm so glad you posted this. I think most people really don't understand how different a TV set is from a normal environment, and how extraordinarily stressful it is. I think you gave a great insight into how exhausting it is to participate in one of these shows.

I looked at your web site the other day because I've always liked the cakes you do on the Challenges. I have to say that I am really dazzled by your work. Your cakes are beautiful, and your talent is obvious.

I think some people just don't understand your New Jersey charm. My ex-husband is from New Jersey (Woodbridge Township) and most of my friends in Idaho just didn't get him, but I understood his humor, and I actually think of him fondly when I hear your accent. I've never thought you were jerky. I think people like to forget that just because someone appears on TV doesn't mean they're not human, and that those type of comments are hurtful.

I thought Kerry Vincent was a hard *ss when I first saw her, but her comments are always fair and constructive, and it's just her personality. I've never heard her say anything mean or unfair to anyone on the Challenges.
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post #40 of 151
I wouldn't mind being Buddy for a while. icon_smile.gif
post #41 of 151
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Personally, I want to see sugarshack, indydebi, jkalman, ummmm....man I am leaving some heavy hitters out....Leahs! Who else.... icon_biggrin.gif...there are lots!




How can you forget Edna? LOL She does some gorgeous work and is one of my personal favorites. She's such a sweet person too. I love the others you mentioned as well. That would definitely be one episode I wouldn't miss.
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post #42 of 151
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listen the truth about food network challange is that is a tv show. they do not care about how people come off it is about making good tv. kerry in real life is a sweet heart who is a pioneer in our industry for stressing pionts on how it is an art aND WE DESERVE TO GET PAID. if people do not see what goes into what we do to them it is sugar butter and water. they make her come off that way.the same way they make me come off . the truth of it is i am a very good cake decorator mostly cause i have done alot of cakes. when you go to challange all the rules change . first off the 10 grand prize money is usally gone in the cost of buying tools making boards or contraption or try renting a van and drive from nj to denver it barley covers your cost trust me. second they are praying for you to drop a cake or fight with the judges or have some mishaps. alls i am saying sometimes i read these blogs and i say people dont even know me and they think i am a jerk . also remember they keep calling me back i never call them. you want to try then talk to me call food network in ny. or high noon productions in denver and come on the show . talk is cheap. also remember that you have two cammera guys up your butt in your face all day with the hot lights on you the air is drier in denver so your fondant cracks you wake up 4 am and start at 9 then finish about 10 pm it is alot harder then it looks . if i was in my bakery i can also calmly do my best work so the piont of this is to let you know the truth.




AMEN! You have made my night! Thank You! And it was wonderful meeting you in Tulsa at the Sugar Art Show! MUWAH! Loved your cake!



Ditto.....

except for the meeting you part, since I didn't. How did I miss out on that. Got to meet moydear though!
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post #43 of 151
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Originally Posted by buddyV

listen the truth about food network challange is that is a tv show. they do not care about how people come off it is about making good tv. kerry in real life is a sweet heart who is a pioneer in our industry for stressing pionts on how it is an art aND WE DESERVE TO GET PAID. if people do not see what goes into what we do to them it is sugar butter and water. they make her come off that way.the same way they make me come off . the truth of it is i am a very good cake decorator mostly cause i have done alot of cakes. when you go to challange all the rules change . first off the 10 grand prize money is usally gone in the cost of buying tools making boards or contraption or try renting a van and drive from nj to denver it barley covers your cost trust me. second they are praying for you to drop a cake or fight with the judges or have some mishaps. alls i am saying sometimes i read these blogs and i say people dont even know me and they think i am a jerk . also remember they keep calling me back i never call them. you want to try then talk to me call food network in ny. or high noon productions in denver and come on the show . talk is cheap. also remember that you have two cammera guys up your butt in your face all day with the hot lights on you the air is drier in denver so your fondant cracks you wake up 4 am and start at 9 then finish about 10 pm it is alot harder then it looks . if i was in my bakery i can also calmly do my best work so the piont of this is to let you know the truth.




AMEN! You have made my night! Thank You! And it was wonderful meeting you in Tulsa at the Sugar Art Show! MUWAH! Loved your cake!



Ditto.....

except for the meeting you part, since I didn't. How did I miss out on that. Got to meet moydear though!



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post #44 of 151
Buddy is AWESOME!!!! I am not only a very satisfied customer (for yummy Italian pastry & a great 1st b'day cake for my son last year!)- I was one of the lucky ones to attend the Meetup on Sunday with NJ Cake Decorators. He (& his crew/family) are so nice - very down to earth! As we all worked in his bakery (for quite a few hours!!!) his family/crew were there to help, often one on one - encouraging, joking & sharing. Buddy gave a personal step by step lesson on his beautiful roses. He is completely approachable & makes you feel at ease - you felt like you could do it & he (& his crew) really wanted to help you do your best.
In my opinion, even with the TV "fame", Buddy is a guy who hasn't forgotten where he came from & truly enjoys helping others.
Thank you Buddy - it was an honor to "play" at your shop! Very kind & generous - lots of fun!! Hope we can do it again! icon_biggrin.gif

PS: FYI - what he has said here about Kerry Vincent, is exactly what he told us...
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I will be driving through your state next week! icon_smile.gif



I'm sorry, lol! Whatcha doin?



Oh, and back to the subject of the thread, or one of the subjects, KV is actually very nice. She's super quick to help via email or a phone call- even with as busy as she is. I realize how she seems on TV, but she's quite different IRL.
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