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post #1 of 17
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It seems like all of a sudden all the cake decorating shows are gone. I use to have something cake to watch every day. At one point I was tried of all the cake decorating re-runs, but now I miss them soooo much. Fabulous Cakes, Amazing Wedding Cakes, cake challenges, and even Cake Boss---where are you. Are you ever coming back. icon_cry.gif

Anyone else miss cake on t.v.?
post #2 of 17
Oh I do too...especially Amazing Wedding Cakes.

Even my cable's "On Demand" menu no longer lists any icon_sad.gif
post #3 of 17
I miss Ace of Cakes. I never knew when or where Fabulous Cakes was on. I don't think I've heard of Amazing Wedding Cakes before. I could only watch Cake Boss with the sound turned off because of all the yelling. And I can't stand the contest shows, especially Sweet Genius. I guess I'm not much for cakes on TV. I would have liked a show by Colette Peters, or Michelle Bommarito, or Sharon Zambito, or Bronwen Weber, or even Kerry Vincent teaching decorating techniques.

There. Their. They're not the same.

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There. Their. They're not the same.

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #4 of 17
I used to love Cake Boss, when it was about caking. Then it became about the family with caking as a side.
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post #5 of 17
Cake Boss is on netflix, if you can stand all the drama. I can only do one or two at a time and an earlier poster had the best idea, turn the volume down!
post #6 of 17
I miss them all... they only come out on cable channels and cut that bill. I hardly watch tv but kept it going for a while to watch the cake and cooking programs. But with the prices so darn high it wasn't worth it. So bye bye cable..
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by shanter

I miss Ace of Cakes. I never knew when or where Fabulous Cakes was on. I don't think I've heard of Amazing Wedding Cakes before. I could only watch with the sound turned off because of all the yelling. And I can't stand the contest shows, especially Sweet Genius. I guess I'm not much for cakes on TV. I would have liked a show by Colette Peters, or Michelle Bommarito, or Sharon Zambito, or Bronwen Weber, or even Kerry Vincent teaching decorating techniques.



I agree, a teaching show would be AWESOME!!!! But I guess that is what their DVD's are for. But we have to buy those........
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post #8 of 17
I especially miss Ace of Cake and Amazing Cakes.

I don't understand cupcake wars, although I think they have a new season on. Seems as if the cake shows are morphing into cupcake shows.
post #9 of 17
since i don't have cable, i have to pick and choose what cake shows to buy via iTunes or whatever if the show isn't available on Netflix or Hulu. my favorite by far is Amazing Wedding Cakes because I consistently learn the most from watching their decorators.

If you want to spice things up, watch Top Chef: Just Desserts, Season 2 ... don't watch Season 1 ... it was insanely stressful and upsetting to watch!
post #10 of 17
What's with all the "extreme" cakes?? I liked Amazing and Fabulous because they were focused on the cake and not the pyrotechnics.
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Jeannem

What's with all the "extreme" cakes?? I liked Amazing and Fabulous because they were focused on the cake and not the pyrotechnics.



I'm right there with you ! There seems to be more construction, less cake.
post #12 of 17
A lot of the cake shows have been canceled due to low viewership. Some of them it's a bummer, some of them needed to die.

I personally love the shows that focus on actually baking stuff, because doing that from scratch, on TV, in a very short amount of time, is really really hard. I love the new format of Sweet Genius, I love to hate Cupcake Wars and can't miss an episode, and my all-time fav is Top Chef Just Desserts.

Sure, Amazing Cakes was great when it had Cakegirls and Cake Alchemy, but this last season needed to be nuked from space. That douche that hammered 1/2 of tree in a topsy turvey? Those rude obnoxious chicks that decorated a black fondant cake in the dark because they claimed black fondant fades? Complete tools. It showed the producers wanting to make good TV that have zero idea what makes a good cake decorator. I cringe thinking of all the aspiring decorators out there "learning" how to make a topsy turvey from that show. Ug.
post #13 of 17
Gotta say I've only seen some of these shows and just got annoyed.
As bakers we KNOW how long it takes to do some of these things.
I tried watching about three of the more famous ones and got disgusted. I watched the guy poking around a Ariel fondant figure with a detailing tool ( and talking about how he made it) rather that actually really making the thing that must have taken his assistants 4 hours to do with all that detail. And all of this while working in the kitchen AT DISNEYLAND, which he just got permission to use 30 minutes ago, so he could make his little daughter's birthday cake while they are on vacation....I got a bad taste in my mouth. Oh, please!

He brought those figures from home and Disney cleared their calendar for him and his partner months ago. How stupid do they think people are that we would believe he just that morning heard from his daughter that she wants all the princesses on her cake and she wants daddy to make it. icon_confused.gificon_rolleyes.gif

I don't have time to watch all that made up drama and bad acting.
There is no reality in reality television.

And before anyone jumps on me...this is my opinion and I get to have one even if you like that show so icon_razz.gif
That was typed with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek. icon_wink.gif

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Nine who are still living at home that range from 22 to 4 years old.
Holly, Amy, Aaron, Evelyn, Zebedee, Melody, William, Melissa and little Tobin
and four more sweet babies in heaven.

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post #14 of 17
I'm in the UK, so haven't heard of the shows that seem to be the favourites on here, but I do watch Ace of Cakes when I can, and Food Network challenge (though its all repeats lately :/ )

I also just watched an episode of Staten Island Cakes, and actually preferred it to Cake Boss just because the guy didn't seem to be so much of a big mouth douche bag. We also get DC Cupcakes and The Cakegirls, but there is far too much 'acting' and added drama for my liking.

There are some others I watch when I can, but I can't remember the names!! Unique Sweets or something like that? THAT one I like icon_smile.gif Lots of inspiration!
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post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by shanter

I miss Ace of Cakes. I never knew when or where Fabulous Cakes was on. I don't think I've heard of Amazing Wedding Cakes before. I could only watch with the sound turned off because of all the yelling. And I can't stand the contest shows, especially Sweet Genius. I guess I'm not much for cakes on TV. I would have liked a show by Colette Peters, or Michelle Bommarito, or Sharon Zambito, or Bronwen Weber, or even Kerry Vincent teaching decorating techniques.



AMEN! I always watched Cake Boss with the sound off, and I miss Ace of Cakes SOOOO much! I wanted to like Sweet Genius, but they just made RBI come across as some sort of creepy mad scientist.
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