I only bake from scratch and I make my own fondant. BUT if I bought pre-made fondant and a client asked, I would tell them it was pre-made and bought. Once again, I feel everyone is missing the point. No, you don't have to advertise your a mix baker, but if your client asked, why can't you just tell them you start with a base mix. That doesn't have nothing to to do with trade secrets or anything you guys are trying to say. And we're not talking Coca-cola. That's just silly. I'm sorry, but you are talking about lieing. This is not the same thing as buying soda, a Big Mac, or a Cadillac, or anything else. Like the OP said, the lady was upset about paying for a boxed mix cake when she wanted a scratch cake. If your client ask, they are asking for a reason. If it's just as good, then tell the truth. If it's what you don't do & it's what they want, then don't take the order and lie to get their money. Leah_s had the perfect answer, period.
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11/9/09 at 5:14am