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I found something that drives me CRAZY!!!! As we all do every now and then, checking out the competition's sites, I come across a phrase I just will not ever understand over their photo gallery:

"THESE ARE IMAGES OF CAKES I CAN DUPLICATE"

Really? icon_confused.gif

None of these photos are YOUR cakes? icon_confused.gif

Well all righty then. tapedshut.gif
post #2 of 7
Crazy! Surely potential clients pick up on the fact that she neither posts her own pictures nor designs her own cakes!
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post #3 of 7
O_O

Anyone who buys from them would have to be crazy. I get nervous when people try and send me photos of cakes they'd like replicated, not only because the cake isn't MY design, but because these photos are always absolutely immaculate. I know there are plenty of talented decorators how there who can produce beautiful work, but cake isn't perfect, and I'm CERTAINLY not perfect. Even if I know I COULD reproduce the picture I don't like knowing that they already have such high expectations given the (relatively cheap) prices I charge. ;/
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post #4 of 7
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I wonder about the customer thought process as well when they something like that. I just think it is a crazy thing to do!
post #5 of 7
I think customers who order based on that type of information deserve whatever kind of cake they get. Surely it's not hard to buy a dummy cake, make your own version, and use that for the pics. The decorator gets to practice, see if indeed he/she can duplicate the cake, and have his/her own work on the site.
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Potential customers need to check out the cakewrecks website...what is pictured is not what is always replicated... icon_biggrin.gif I draw inspiration from other cakes, but actually replicating one would be rather difficult! It's like trying to copy Picasso, Degas or Monet...original art is much better IMHO!
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Originally Posted by Norasmom

Potential customers need to check out the cakewrecks website...what is pictured is not what is always replicated... icon_biggrin.gif I draw inspiration from other cakes, but actually replicating one would be rather difficult! It's like trying to copy Picasso, Degas or Monet...original art is much better IMHO!



I totally agree! My favorite cake wrecks is when they show the photo of the cake that was requested and then they show the cake that they got. Priceless entertainemnt! icon_lol.gif
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