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post #1 of 165
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I got an invitation to apply for the next season of Next Great Baker. They said they're looking for a higher skill level than last season, so who knows what that means? Maybe they're admitting that it's not a show for amateur bakers.

I think the application was the same one as last season, you have to fill out what kinds of things stress you out and what ingredient you would be if you were an ingredient icon_rolleyes.gif You also have to go to New York for 4-5 weeks right in the middle of wedding season, so I told them thanks but no thanks, I'd have a posse of angry brides trying to kill me if I skipped out on making their cakes icon_eek.gif
post #2 of 165
Congrats on getting an invite! That's crazy that they are shooting in the middle of wedding season! I'd imagine that they will have a hard time casting the show, since most bakers will be in the same spot as you are.
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post #3 of 165
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Thanks, but it isn't really an honor or anything. icon_smile.gif I think that at this point they're asking anyone who has a cake page on facebook to just get people to apply. I was more interested in them saying that it isnt going to be a search for an amateur necessarily, since they did say that last time, and it apparently didn't turn out that way. Also that they didn't mention Buddy at all, but someone else who also got the invitation said that they did tell her that the "prize" was to work with him. I don't know why they would think that would entice anyone to apply...Closing my business and moving to New Jersey isn't on my list of goals for this year icon_rolleyes.gif
post #4 of 165
So, they are going to give the show a second season. I hope that they improve the format, but we'll have to see. Good luck to all the bakers who apply. I'll stick with Amazing Wedding Cakes and Fabulous Cakes. icon_smile.gif
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post #5 of 165
I cannot imagine working for Buddy, they couldnt pay me enough to get yelled at all day. I am sure that isnt how it really is, but that is surely how they portray it on the show. I dont paticularly care for his style of decorating, does anyone else share my thoughts???
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Originally Posted by scoutmamma

I cannot imagine working for Buddy, they couldnt pay me enough to get yelled at all day. I am sure that isnt how it really is, but that is surely how they portray it on the show. I dont paticularly care for his style of decorating, does anyone else share my thoughts???



I wouldn't have any desire to work there. That would be some contest in hell that you'd have to win for that to be a prize. I like his wedding cakes, but the idea of taking 4-5 weeks to move to New York for the filming, then if you did "win" to live there to work for him is just a no thank you situation.
post #7 of 165
The internship at Carlo's Bakery is just a "bonus" that you could declinethe prize is $50,000.
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post #8 of 165
After watching last season, I would be seriously embarrassed to be on that show. I mean they treated the whole thing like a big joke. But then again, that is how Cake Boss is. Never liked him, the show or most of his cakes. Too much fake drama and yelling for me. It will be interesting though to see who would actually go on a second seaon of his. And like previous posters...if you have made it far enough to establish your own business who on earth is going to give that up to be an intern with him. Maybe he should be looking for real amateurs...post flyers at Michaels looking for Wilton course students....LOL
post #9 of 165
I'm thinking, 50,000 for 4-5 weeks of bs that a lot of people get on a regular basis....and the "opportunity to work at Carlo's Bakery" (most definitely could opt out of that one)...unless you had orders on the books for that time, I think it'd be a great opportunity. Even for those that don't win, their name as well as their bakery's name will have much more exposure than before. I'm thinking of all the contestants from various shows, winners and non-winners, I've googled their places to see their stuff (some, I found to be right here on CC too).
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post #10 of 165
$50k divided by 5 weeks = $10k per week.

Unless you already had 10 $1000 wedding cakes booked per week, why wouldn't anyone consider the five week filming process? (Especially if you were more talented than the amateurs and could win!)
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HOW TO:
Make tip #127D (giant rose tip) Ruffle cake,
Write with icing,
Make buttercream roses on a stick:
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post #11 of 165
If those dates were booked, I know I wouldn't cancel them to enter. But, if they were open, I'd give it a shot.

10k a week...I could hang being yelled at and scoopin' crud from the grease trap.

boot camp...they get yelled at, right? I don't think an enlistee gets 50k a year. Just pretend you're in boot camp or somethin' and tell yourself..."this won't last forever....just a month...just a month..."

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post #12 of 165
A loud HELL NO would i go on that show. i applied last season and was super bummed i didn't get picked - until i saw the show. ug, what a trainwerck. icon_rolleyes.gif
post #13 of 165
For $50k for 5 weeks. I'd give it a shot. But I'm in nursing school in an accelerated program and I don't think they'd consider that to be a valid excuse for missing a bunch of my clinicals during spring term. But it sure would help with my out-of-state tuition that was over $9k for the summer lol.

all4cake and unlimited: I think you should go for it icon_smile.gif
post #14 of 165
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Originally Posted by all4cake

Unlimited, are you in?



Yep.
HOW TO:
Make tip #127D (giant rose tip) Ruffle cake,
Write with icing,
Make buttercream roses on a stick:
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HOW TO:
Make tip #127D (giant rose tip) Ruffle cake,
Write with icing,
Make buttercream roses on a stick:
http://s984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/Unlimited1cakes/
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post #15 of 165
I was considering it until last week's wedding fiasco.
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