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Duff cake mix...seriously????

post #1 of 155
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Got an email from michaels about the launch of their duff goldman line of products. They are selling Duff cake mix....REALLY????? Give me a break.

If the customer comments I have seen online (people that actually bought cakes from him) are any indication the only reason for buying that would be if you wanted dry flavorless cake.

Have to say though....once people see the price of the fondant they may think twice about complaining about pricing.
post #2 of 155
I say we all take the pledge not to buy this stuff.
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post #3 of 155
At the moment the only thing I'm interested in is purchasing the color spray in Silver. With a coupon- around $2...that's cheap enough to try.

But the majority of the stuff...
post #4 of 155
Went to Michaels today. They had a line of Duff Stuff - Buttercream Fondant - white and in colors $19.99 for 2lbs. Duff Buttercream Icing $29.99 I think 4 lbs. He also had sprinkles , spatulars, pans, gel colors . He also has edible images 2 sheets - enought to do two round cakes for $14.99 - they call them cake Tattoo's.

At these prices do it your self people will spend a fortune to make a cake - so they may appreciate the prices bakes charge.

Also, the cake cricut sells colored icing sheets - 3 sheets for $17.99. And you can't use any coupons for cricut stuff.

The lady at the store said you would not be surprised if Michaeals doen't start including duff stuff to be exempt from use with a coupon in the future. Just her thought - nothing official from the company.

I forgot to add the Duff cake mix is a small box (didn't look at what size cake it will make) and it sells for $7.99.
post #5 of 155
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Originally Posted by leah_s

I say we all take the pledge not to buy this stuff.



Count me in. thumbs_up.gif
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post #6 of 155
The cake mix is selling for $13.49 in Canada
post #7 of 155
I found a recipe for Duff's scratch yellow cake online and gave it a try. Wasn't impressed at all....I couldn't get passed the dryness to tell if I liked the flavor or not. thumbsdown.gif But I'm also not convinced that these "celebrity" decorators actually post their real recipes. I mean...I don't give out MY recipes to customers! icon_lol.gificon_biggrin.giftapedshut.gif

Anyway, I probably wouldn't buy the Duff stuff at Michael's unless it was something really unique. But.....I'm curious....Why the call for a boycott? Is it because it's overpriced, or have I missed something? icon_confused.gif
post #8 of 155
I don't think that "professional" or even "hobby" decorators will buy this stuff. I think the majority of the sales will be made by those are very new to cake decorating or fans that watch the show. I just couldn't buy a cake mix for $7.99! The only thing that I would even consider would be the impression mats for $4.99 (that's if I had a coupon).
post #9 of 155
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Originally Posted by leah_s

I say we all take the pledge not to buy this stuff.




I'm not buying that stuff either. I asked a lady at Michael's the other day if they had sold a lot of it and she said that after the Wilton class the other night, the class bought up most of the stuff. She also concurred that they all thought the only ones who would be buying this stuff is the "super fans".

For what it's worth, a friend of mine went to a wedding recently and brought me back a couple slices of cake. I wasn't impressed and he said most of the guests ate about half. He said the cake was really nice but since he doesn't eat sweets, he wound up bringing a few of the left over slices home to me, his mom & another one of his co-workers. He said his mother was not impressed either.
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icon_eek.gificon_surprised.gificon_eek.gif mazz those prices made my eyes pop out !! WHY? WHY? why would someone pay that much? that is crazy IMO. If I came home with a 7.99 cake mix.. my DH would think I had lost my mind, when I could have bought 8 duncan hines for the same price. LOL
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post #11 of 155
I was in Michael's a few days ago (was passing by so stopped in) and they were just putting out the Duff stuff, so I wasn't able to see the line or prices. But they were totally "remodeling" their baking aisle to make room for it, so it's obvious they are going to push it heavily and expect it to sell well. I can't imagine Wilton is excited about this.... tapedshut.gif
post #12 of 155
I bought Mike McCarreys modeling chocolate from a place in Canada. It was 1lb. It tastes ok,its yellow instead of white. But super expensive for what it was.

I think its just their way of merchandising themselves like Emeril, Paula Deen, and Rachel Ray have done. They have their own cookware line, etc. and Im sure they really dont have much say on the imput of the product. They probably just get royalties for having their name on it.

Although we all think that their sell-outs and over priced junk, their not really targeting the merchandise to us. Their targeting it to their fans and people that are clueless on cake decorating (thus the kits to make cakes that look like ones theyve done).

I dont know if its right or wrong but hell, I wouldnt mind being able to sit back and collect money for it. I probably would make sure the products are of good quality first, but I wouldnt mind it!
post #13 of 155
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Originally Posted by leah_s

I say we all take the pledge not to buy this stuff.



I'M IN!! You wont catch me buying any of it!
post #14 of 155
I think its HILARIOUS.....

Won't catch me buying "Duff Cake Mix".

LOL!
post #15 of 155
Michaels is also bringing in their own line of cake decorating items. That is whay they are remodeling their cake isles. There will be 3 or 4 isles of cake stuff now
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