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post #1 of 92
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2157716/A-Cake-Boss-creation-30-Baker-TLC-shows-bold-couture-confections-launches-mainstream-range.html

Someone sent me this link. Thought I'd share.
post #2 of 92
... that's not Duff. icon_rolleyes.gif
post #3 of 92
That link is not Duff, it Buddy from Cake Boss.
post #4 of 92
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LOL!!! icon_lol.gif
You can tell I'm clueless huh? Sorry I don't watch ANY cake shows so I had no clue, I just went by what the emailer sent me. I'll edit the title icon_biggrin.gif
post #5 of 92
OOPS.....
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post #6 of 92
Yep. As if it isn't bad enough having to tell people that grocery stores & Costco AREN'T our competition, now we'll have to tell them that we don't see THESE eye-burning creations as comparable to our cakes, either.

They look like 8" rounds, maybe 3" tall? Retailing for $28. Mass produced, kindergarten decorated.........I guess not too bad, but still not CUSTOM.

I can't tell from the blurbs if these will be frozen, refrigerated, or "fresh" to the customer.

Eh.

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post #7 of 92
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Originally Posted by mom2twogrlz

OOPS.....



You should've seen my face like, "Uh *blank stare* they're not the same person?" icon_surprised.gif Then I remembered the face of the guy plastered all over tubs of fondant at Michaels icon_redface.gificon_lol.gif
post #8 of 92
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

Yep. As if it isn't bad enough having to tell people that grocery stores & Costco AREN'T our competition, now we'll have to tell them that we don't see THESE eye-burning creations as comparable to our cakes, either.

They look like 8" rounds, maybe 3" tall? Retailing for $28. Mass produced, kindergarten decorated.........I guess not too bad, but still not CUSTOM.

I can't tell from the blurbs if these will be frozen, refrigerated, or "fresh" to the customer.

Eh.

Rae



Yeah, my response to the person who sent me the link was: These cakes are in no way comparable to the masterpieces these talents produce. His name is on it but it's not his fancy work so folks shouldn't expect fancy cakes for cheap because there's a Cake Boss cake for $27.99 at Wal-Mart
post #9 of 92
Interesting idea...it certainly won't cannibalize his primary product line, but the design (while obviously not remotely comparable) is probably good enough for people who want something a little better than a grocery store cake but can't afford a custom cake.

This midmarket customer segment is often looked down upon here, but it has a lot of potential since it is so underserved.
post #10 of 92
I,m a little confused. The title of the thread is about buddy"s cakes (cakeboss) coming to stores. It doesn,t say anthing about Duff. Vgcea was correct in the name, Duff isn,t called cakeboss. Buddy is. Can someone help me out please. Or am i reading it all wrong?
post #11 of 92
I imagine they are made at the new big shiny facility they spent so much time plugging on the last season of Cake Boss and the Last Great Baker, and coming to a freezer near you.

To me the pricing is right on mark - and honestly I'd totally buy one if I ever saw it in a store. Although I don't know how anyone can eat icing with that much food color and not stain poo for a week, but whatever. icon_biggrin.gif
post #12 of 92
He has been building that massive plant for a reason. I say good for him. He's a marketing genius.

I believe online mail order is in the works too.
post #13 of 92
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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF

Although I don't know how anyone can eat icing with that much food color and not stain poo for a week, but whatever. icon_biggrin.gif



OMG too funny! I laughed out loud at this!
post #14 of 92
Meh, grocery store cakes at best, with basic decorationing. No skills required to produce these cakes. And the icing is bulging on the green cake where it shows it sliced.
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post #15 of 92
I agree, good for Buddy! A person who wants to spend $27 or $30 isn't going to add another zero (or more) and suddenly spend $270 or $300. It fills a niche and unless it's really bad, it will probably do great (at least for a while.)

You don't have to love Buddy (or Martha Stewart or Lady GaGa for that matter) to appreciate their business and marketing sense. It takes all kinds ladies and gentlemen, and you can learn from people's successes as much as their failures. After all, isn't that what CC is all about !! I like to think so! I get great ideas and support from people who don't even know it all the time!
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