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Newby cant believe the recipes do not include photos!  

post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 
Ads, recipes, etc. are sooooooo much more interesting with photos. I dont want to have to send PM requesting a photo, wouldnt it be just as easy to post it with the recipe and would eliminate individuals getting requests over and over. Thx. icon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gif
post #2 of 30
What would the recipe be for? The actual cake? Usually it doesn't matter what flavour the cake is, because we are just admiring the decorating.
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post #3 of 30
Thread Starter 
I was referring to all the recipes shown on CC by individuals. (on the long list of catergories on the right side of the page) None of them seem to have photos. I want to SEE what it's supposed to look like, just like you see in cookbooks. That's the visual part of me that wants to see all the pretty pictures. icon_biggrin.gif
post #4 of 30
Maybe you could post a recipe and photo and others would follow. I'm not sure a photo of a bowl of icing or an unfrosted cake would be of much benefit to me.
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post #5 of 30
Thread Starter 
As I said, I like to see the FINISHED product along with the recipe just as you see in pretty, colorful cookbooks.
post #6 of 30
If you just want to see finished, decorated cakes you can go to the gallery and spend hours looking. Since this is a free site and people generously donate their time to upload recipes (unlike expensive cookbooks) you can't expect them to spend time submitting recipes and adding photos to each one. Most people probably don't even have a finished cake to photograph when they submit the recipe. JMO
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post #7 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by partysafe

As I said, I like to see the FINISHED product along with the recipe just as you see in pretty, colorful cookbooks.



Try Barnes and Noble, or Amazon.com... they have LOTS of pretty, colorful cookbooks with pictures... icon_biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 30
Thread Starter 
My post is not about wanting cookbooks. It's about wanting to see a photo of a finished recipe here on CC.
post #9 of 30
The particular recipe that you are looking at may be one they use most often and therefore it would be in a lot of their pictures. Since this site is used mostly by cake decorators I would think it would be difficult to find a recipe with a picture of a plain iced cake. I believe the recipes are for great tasting flavors and you can decorate however you would like. That is what the imagination and the wonderful pictures are for.
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post #10 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tiggy2

If you just want to see finished, decorated cakes you can go to the gallery and spend hours looking. Since this is a free site and people generously donate their time to upload recipes (unlike expensive cookbooks) you can't expect them to spend time submitting recipes and adding photos to each one. Most people probably don't even have a finished cake to photograph when they submit the recipe. JMO



While the gallery is fun to view I'm not about to spend hrs looking. My suggestion was for those folks who submit a recipe THEY HAVE MADE and would like to show how it turned out. It seems like it would take only a few extra keystrokes to include a link with the photo, that is if they took a picture of their masterpiece. If I had one of my own I would gladly submit a photo, however, I will never be the talented bakers as shown all over this CC website. Thats why I come here, to learn from all you experts.

As for "donating their time" (or "work), I dont see CC that way but instead view it as a FUN thing to do.

Sorry if I rubbed some of you the wrong way, you have taken my comment wayyyyyy out of context. icon_eek.gif
post #11 of 30
I get what you are saying, and I never really thought much about it. Usually if I come across a recipe that I wonder how it is supposed to look on the cake, (like rolled buttercream or candy clay), I look in the poster's pics. But I guess I have only been interested in recipies that go on a cake and not cake and cookies themselves. If you are really interested in a certain recipe I think you should PM them. People would probably take it as a compliment. I don't think you will be able to get everyone that has already posted a recipe to include a pic, but maybe all the new ones will. Good Luck.

Sarah
post #12 of 30
No... your post is another in a long line of "can you please give me this because I want it" posts. Not to sound like I'm picking on you but, honestly, a lot of us who have posted recipes don't have time to make sure we take a picture of the finished product. We have busy lives and somtimes businesses. Usually when we've mad a recipe it's late and we are just trying to get this cake finished so we can go to bed. This isn't a foodie blog... it's in informational site. You get the info you are seeking. This happens a lot. People think they are entitled to people's time, and even if that's not how you meant to come across you kind of do.

Honestly... I don't see how a picture of a layer of cake or a lump if fondant is going to be remotely helpful.
post #13 of 30
And I wanted to say that you seem like a very sweet person since I have read a few of your posts. I don't want you to feel like I am picking on you. icon_smile.gif
post #14 of 30
Thread Starter 
I am fairly new to CC and only come here occassionally. I had no idea CC was a bunch of PROS, that baking is your livlihood. I thought CC was for all levels of experience and in my case, no-experience, just venturing into the baking world for a hobby as a retired senior. I recently took Wilton's classes for fun only, not as a future profession. What I get a kick out of doing is giving away my cookies and cakes to needy families for kids BD parties. They are not fancy but always bring a smile. So here I thought this would be the perfect website to find ideas with instructions and a cute photo to go along with it. Remember, I am not talented like you pros.

Lastly, I must say you regulars do not appreciate the viewpoint of a new person on this site. I am so far away as being the kind of person expecting you or anybody in this world to "give me". I simply made a statement, suggestion about adding a photo to your recipe. That was a COMPLIMENT!

This is the last comment I will ever post on CC.

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post #15 of 30
Please (a pleading please... not an eye rolling please)... like I stated twice, I was not picking on you. I was letting you know why it isn't feasible for many people. And honestly... please don't stop posting because one person didn't jump on your bandwagon. I personally think CC could use nice people like you. Everyone isn't going to agree with everything you have to say or suggest, but it doesn't mean you are being shunned. Quite the opposite. icon_smile.gif

I think what you do is wonderful, and everyone here isn't a pro. It is for all levels of bakers and decorators and we all benefit for everyone posting. I think the community will benefit if you keep posting. Just be prepared to not have everything met with "Yeah let's do it!!". icon_smile.gif

I think it was more the persisting about not wanting to get a cookbook and how you weren't about to spend hours looking through the galleries, but people should do this extra thing because you would like it that made me want to post the other side of the coin. I know that's not how you intended to come across... I'm sure you aren't a demanding person... but you have to concede that your posts could come across that way. It could be a simple case of improper nettiquette. All caps is usually taken as shouting on the web and is often taken as being demanding. Or maybe reading tone into a post that wasn't there.

Please don't be angry over something so silly and stop posting. I think you could be a wonderful example for others to follow with your humanitarian efforts with your cakes. You don't have to give someone a flawless cake to make their year.
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