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post #136 of 220
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Originally Posted by you_say_like_too_much


And P.S I really hope that noone here feels the need to bash MacsMom's gormet flavors thread, because that is beyond tacky. She is one of the most helpful and creative people on this site, and using her "inferior" recipes to help bolster your own shows demonstrably poor character. thumbsdown.gif



I've never even seen the gourmet flavors thread, so I'm not bashing it, but I also don't think that putting coffee creamer in a cake mix consitutes a gourmet cake. My opinion. I'd definitely look at the thread to get ideas about different flavor combinations, not necessarily just for the recipes.
post #137 of 220
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

The people who do order seem like they are shocked (and happy) that their cake that they pick up actually looks professional (like the ones on my website, some say...well REALLY? haha) because I'm doing it from home.



So funny, this happens to me a LOT. One lady recently ordered a cake (mind you I have 3 of these exact cakes on my website to show how even though they're 3 different sizes they're identical), well she kept saying "it's going to look exactlly like the picture right?...I mean, just like it right?? No differences right??" I was like.......yes, this photo is the EXACT size your cake will be and the same design...and I pointed out that even the 3 different sized cakes ALL looked the same in the photos because you can't tell a half sheet from a quarter sheet from a full sheet in the photos really unless you're told. When she picked it up...she was like "wow, it looks EXACTLLY like the photo...that's so cool"

LOL
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post #138 of 220
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

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Originally Posted by you_say_like_too_much


And P.S I really hope that noone here feels the need to bash MacsMom's gormet flavors thread, because that is beyond tacky. She is one of the most helpful and creative people on this site, and using her "inferior" recipes to help bolster your own shows demonstrably poor character. thumbsdown.gif



I've never even seen the gourmet flavors thread, so I'm not bashing it, but I also don't think that putting coffee creamer in a cake mix consitutes a gourmet cake. My opinion. I'd definitely look at the thread to get ideas about different flavor combinations, not necessarily just for the recipes.



How, for the love of all that is holy, is it bashing by printing something out, putting it in a binder, and saying " When you are looking at other bakers, you might want to ask them what they mean by phrases like gourmet or use only the finest ingredients because in our experience about 95% of bakers use cake mix. Here is a collection of recipes I pulled off a website visited by more than 20,000 cake decorators on a daily basis."
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post #139 of 220
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

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Originally Posted by you_say_like_too_much


And P.S I really hope that noone here feels the need to bash MacsMom's gormet flavors thread, because that is beyond tacky. She is one of the most helpful and creative people on this site, and using her "inferior" recipes to help bolster your own shows demonstrably poor character. thumbsdown.gif



I've never even seen the gourmet flavors thread, so I'm not bashing it, but I also don't think that putting coffee creamer in a cake mix consitutes a gourmet cake. My opinion. I'd definitely look at the thread to get ideas about different flavor combinations, not necessarily just for the recipes.



I was making a general statement in regard to the printing out of threads to "help" potential clients make up their minds. However, I'm glad that you don't feel that way. thumbs_up.gif
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post #140 of 220
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

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Originally Posted by you_say_like_too_much


And P.S I really hope that noone here feels the need to bash MacsMom's gormet flavors thread, because that is beyond tacky. She is one of the most helpful and creative people on this site, and using her "inferior" recipes to help bolster your own shows demonstrably poor character. thumbsdown.gif



I've never even seen the gourmet flavors thread, so I'm not bashing it, but I also don't think that putting coffee creamer in a cake mix consitutes a gourmet cake. My opinion. I'd definitely look at the thread to get ideas about different flavor combinations, not necessarily just for the recipes.



Hey Costume, I just realized you're in VA. Are you close to Ashburn? and if so, do you deliver there? My FIL and his wife live there and I would love to order them a cake for their anniversary. Let me know, thanks,
Rosie

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post #141 of 220
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Originally Posted by snarkybaker

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Originally Posted by costumeczar

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Originally Posted by you_say_like_too_much


And P.S I really hope that noone here feels the need to bash MacsMom's gormet flavors thread, because that is beyond tacky. She is one of the most helpful and creative people on this site, and using her "inferior" recipes to help bolster your own shows demonstrably poor character. thumbsdown.gif



I've never even seen the gourmet flavors thread, so I'm not bashing it, but I also don't think that putting coffee creamer in a cake mix consitutes a gourmet cake. My opinion. I'd definitely look at the thread to get ideas about different flavor combinations, not necessarily just for the recipes.



How, for the love of all that is holy, is it bashing by printing something out, putting it in a binder, and saying " When you are looking at other bakers, you might want to ask them what they mean by phrases like gourmet or use only the finest ingredients because in our experience about 95% of bakers use cake mix. Here is a collection of recipes I pulled off a website visited by more than 20,000 cake decorators on a daily basis."



Because you're taking something created by hobbyists (as this particular thread is not in the Business forum), and in so many words, pinning it on professionals. Do you tell your customers that the recipes they are reading come from non-professional, non-business owners who are brainstorming for fun?
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post #142 of 220
Mmmmmmm....my gourmet corner: http://www.leswiss.com/
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Gosh I so know what you mean! I believe it's sometimes tied to what a person expects AND what their life experiences are.


They ran the waiter ragged getting more salad dressing because "this isn't enough dressing! You can barely see it!" I guess they didnt' know that salad is supposed to be ENHANCED by the dressing ... it's not suppose to be SWIMMING in it. It's salad ... not salad soup.


Had thse ladies written a review about this restaurant, I'm sure it would have been full of super negative comments. But it wasn't the restaurant ...... It was their lack of exposure to fine dining.



Oh brother! You're right can you imagine what their review would look like.

I hate to admit it Debi, but as an American I have to say that I was embarrassed at how poorly fellow Americans were treating the crew on this last cruise we went on.

Cruise lines employ people from all over the world.....all of whom have always been warm and hard working in my experience with them, and I hate the way some passengers treat these poor souls.

One woman in particular at dinner one night told the waiter that he should speak "better English" if he expected a tip from her. I wanted to pour my soup on her lap. Our poor waiter was visibly shaken by this woman's comments, so much so that after dinner my DH pulled him aside and promised him that we would give him a positive review.

Their jobs depend on it and they take it very seriously.

Some Americans are very very spoiled. thumbsdown.gif and mean



I have to agree with the above. Something has happened to many people. It seems that some people view being mean or a cutthroat as a sign of strength and that kindness or principle is weak. They will go after anyone they feel has crossed them or has gotten in their way. The internet offers yet another vehicle to badmouth someone. Others may give bad reviews because it gives them a sense of power and they like it. Really sad.
I'll take someone with integrity anyday. I'm sorry if I went too far off topic.

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post #144 of 220
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Originally Posted by snarkybaker

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Originally Posted by costumeczar

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Originally Posted by you_say_like_too_much


And P.S I really hope that noone here feels the need to bash MacsMom's gormet flavors thread, because that is beyond tacky. She is one of the most helpful and creative people on this site, and using her "inferior" recipes to help bolster your own shows demonstrably poor character. thumbsdown.gif



I've never even seen the gourmet flavors thread, so I'm not bashing it, but I also don't think that putting coffee creamer in a cake mix consitutes a gourmet cake. My opinion. I'd definitely look at the thread to get ideas about different flavor combinations, not necessarily just for the recipes.



How, for the love of all that is holy, is it bashing by printing something out, putting it in a binder, and saying " When you are looking at other bakers, you might want to ask them what they mean by phrases like gourmet or use only the finest ingredients because in our experience about 95% of bakers use cake mix. Here is a collection of recipes I pulled off a website visited by more than 20,000 cake decorators on a daily basis."



Because you're taking something created by hobbyists (as this particular thread is not in the Business forum), and in so many words, pinning it on professionals. Do you tell your customers that the recipes they are reading come from non-professional, non-business owners who are brainstorming for fun?



If someone is selling cake, doesn't that make them a professional ?
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post #145 of 220
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Originally Posted by snarkybaker

If someone is selling cake, doesn't that make them a professional ?



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Way to answer my question with another question! Let the evasive maneuvers begin! icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #146 of 220
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Originally Posted by you_say_like_too_much

And P.S I really hope that noone here feels the need to bash MacsMom's gormet flavors thread, because that is beyond tacky. She is one of the most helpful and creative people on this site, and using her "inferior" recipes to help bolster your own shows demonstrably poor character. thumbsdown.gif



Thanks for pointing that out, whether or not you agree with or appreciate MacsMom's recipes, it is very generous of her to share with others. If you like it, great, if you don't, don't use those recipes but no need to make negative comments towards someone who is sharing.
post #147 of 220
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Originally Posted by you_say_like_too_much

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Originally Posted by snarkybaker

If someone is selling cake, doesn't that make them a professional ?



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Way to answer my question with another question! Let the evasive maneuvers begin! icon_rolleyes.gif



Okay, rather than a question how about this ? The definition of professional is undertaken or engaged in as a means of livelihood or for gain, so as soon as you gain ie: take money for a cake you are a de facto professional, and that is certainly the case in my state. It is ABSOLUTELY FAIR GAME to compare the methods we use and compare them, without derisive adjective, to methods used by other people who take money in exchange for baked goods.
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post #148 of 220
The people posting in that thread do not all sell cakes.
The implication that all those people are selling those recipes, not just making them for family; is, I believe, where some are having problem.
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post #149 of 220
I think we're veering into the scratch vs. mix territory...Whoa! And yes, I do use that as a selling point.
post #150 of 220
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I think we're veering into the scratch vs. mix territory...Whoa! And yes, I do use that as a selling point.

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