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post #136 of 155
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Originally Posted by Emmerdoo

If I came home with an $8.00 cake mix, that cake had best bake AND ice itself. I'm just saying.



I agree. Box mix is pre-measured dry ingredients. Period. The name on the box and/or the price does not guarantee it will not be over or under baked, over exposed to air long after the cake cools, or otherwise ruined by the baker. dunce.gif

Wouldn't it be funny if the mix came with a little display card saying, "This cake endorsed by Duff."

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post #137 of 155
A friend recommended a site to get Satin Ice and Fondirific fondant for much better prices. Someone saide they pay $15 for 2lbs I think that is quite high. Check out fondantsource.com Company name is Jester and they have 5 lb Satin Ice for 16.99 or 20 lb for $45 Thats only $2.25 per lb, much better than $7.5 per lb.
post #138 of 155
Hi,

I purchased a box of Duff's yellow cake mix and made it yesterday along with a Duncan Hines Butter mix. They both baked at the same time, in the same kind of pan, and at 325 degrees. The Duff mix baked faster, domed like I've never seen before, and after tasting, it I was very surprised. It not only was not tasty, it left an unpleasant taste. By the time it was leveled, it wouldn't have made a very nice layer cake but because it didn't taste good I didn't use it at all. Never serve a cake that doesn't taste yummy. Maybe baking at the lower temp. caused the crown but the DH states to bake it at 375. I got it with a 50% off coupon really just to see what all the rave is about. What a disappointment! The Duncan Hines baked level, taller, and it was very tasty. Compare $7.99 for Duff's, $1.13 at Target for DH--it's a no brainer.

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post #139 of 155
interesting test results. thanks for sharing!
post #140 of 155
I bought the buttercream fondant and thought it tasted pretty good. But it was kinda expensive. It seemed to go farther than Wilton or Satin Ice fondant.

I would only buy it again if I have a coupon.
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post #141 of 155
We just bought some of the Duff spray to apply a silver color to some fondant decorations. The spray can literally worked for about 10 seconds before it clogged. We ended up returning them to Michaels for a refund.

cakedecofun: I would recommend returning the empty box to Michaels (with your receipt of course) and asking for a refund since you were not satisfied with the product. If enough people end up returning this line of products, Michaels will think twice about carrying them.
post #142 of 155
No duff stuff for me , i wish they would sell ateco brand stuff instead
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post #143 of 155
Well, I don't think there's a need to boycott. You can't knock the guy for being a business man and trying to market off himself BUT like some people have said its prob going to be bought by the fans and or new cake decorators. Well, I have to say im one of those new cake decorators. I bought the cake mix with a 50% off coupon and I have to say too...I was not impressed. A doctored cake mix tastes better and yields more cake too! I buoght the red fondant too bc I was in a jam and none of the stores around me had any red fondant in stock. I have to say that it was the tastiest ready to use fondant I ever had. Kinda had a starburst candy flavor to it. It was expensive tho. Used a 50% off coupon but still. Well, those are my thoughts. Don't knock the guy...sending negative energy out there only means a return of negative energy...who wants that!?
post #144 of 155
Duff's cake mix is expensive, but it is the BEST CAKE MIX out there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I only use his now, and people have told me that at first they think my cakes are too pretty to eat, but when they eat the cake, they are astounded at how good it is. Everyone I've made cakes for only want mine now, because they taste so good.
post #145 of 155
Duff's cake mix is expensive, but it is the BEST CAKE MIX out there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I only use his now, and people have told me that at first they think my cakes are too pretty to eat, but when they eat the cake, they are astounded at how good it is. Everyone I've made cakes for only want mine now, because they taste so good.
post #146 of 155
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Originally Posted by momma28

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 #147 of 155
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Originally Posted by momma28

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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!



Count me in!! It's terribly overpriced and why?? I dont need his stuff! Would he buy mine??? LOL
post #148 of 155
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Originally Posted by Chiara

Duff will make his money regardless of what people here do. Don't be surprised if Cake Boss does not come out with their own stuff eventually.



Just got a bucket of Satin Ice from Gloabl Sugar Arts the other and and Buddy's freakin' picture is on it!! UGH!!!! thumbsdown.gif

I HATE Cake Boss. I want to like it, I like how they show technique, etc... but I hate all the FAKE FAKE FAKE everything. I can't stand Buddy's mugging for the camera and how everything is a potential disaster.

Give me Duff and his crew any day. I am more than sad that the show is canceled. icon_cry.gif *sigh*

Also - I did pay $12 for cake mix once at Williams Sonoma. I was sucked in by the cool retro packaging. I knew it was a waste, baked it, it was - well - cake mix. Just fine, nothing else. I did use the box it came as decor in my kitchen for awhile tho. So there will be people who will buy the mix as crazy priced as it is. Can't blame Duff for his marketing people. I'd still run away and wash pans for him if I did not have a husband and kids. icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #149 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 too!! Down with Duff thumbsdown.gif
post #150 of 155
[quote="luv2cook721"]Love to watch Duff and the gang, but my recipes are awesome, so why would I pay 4x more for his box mix. Can't see serious cakers being the target customer for this. They want the fans. quote]

I love to watch Duff and friend create great cake as well, but I will stick with my DH and BC mixes to create delicious cakes besides, the price is right. icon_biggrin.gif
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