I wish I could've saved you from torture!
I was not impressed at all!!!
I had to wait for about 30 mintues after I placed my order. I ordered cake dummies 4" high, and after waiting that long, they cut them 3", so I had to wait a few more minutes. Even a cake pan I ordered had a dent in it, and they werent' quite happy when I asked for a change
And the quality of those cake dummies leave much to desire...they're almost falling apart, and I haven't even gotten to decorate them yet, and they have rough markings on the top.
Now NY Cake Supplies...they are well stocked & over priced! But it's because they can. They're the only suppliers of that caliber in NYC! Also, they have the Ints. of Culinary Education across the streat, so students need whatever they need like yesterday; they're not going anywhere else but them. My goodness, I remember one day I was there, and the owners were in a heated argument... It was so tense that day that no one in the store was doing any talking at all! You could just feel the heat. Not very helpful either. It's like " This is what we have, you take it or you leave it".
Sorry Cookieman...wish I would've seen your post earlier...
BTW: Scott Wooley is having a "Creating a Custom Cake Business" seminar March 5th at 11am...It's worth the while, given he's been in the business for years.
Also, the FCI will be hosting the 2nd Annual Passion for Pastry Conference, in which several workshops will be given throughout the day, including Ron-Ben Israel, who is like the master of sugar flowers. It would be nice to meet some of you guys there
I'll be attending Ron's demo (2nd time). For more info and registration you can go to www.pastryscoop.com