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post #1 of 53
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Eeek, those horrendous colors! This can't be good...
http://foodfamilyfinds.com/cake-boss-cakes-at-walmart-when-celebrity-bakers-disappoint/#comments
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Wow look at that bulge!!! I think this is what happens when you get too big for your britches and try to mass produce. I have always thought that it was silly that he gets so much attention when he has a crew of 50 Artisans working on the same cake. I would appreciate his talent a lot more if they showed more of his own work and his technique. It's fine to have a bakery operation and have people working under you, but only if you can maintain a certain level of quality. Obviously he's not making these cakes himself and should not be attaching his name to such an inferior product.

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post #3 of 53
Has anyone actually tried the cake? Is it good? What's on the ingredients label?

Sad to see that the crab pot is alive and well on CC, but that's about par for the course.
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I think when any company mass produces their product many times the product suffers in taste.Buddy scratch bakes so I it may be that some of the recipes could be dry when we are used to mixes ...not sure and not saying all scratch cake recipes are dry.

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post #5 of 53
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Sad to see that the crab pot is alive and well on CC, but that's about par for the course.




What "Crab Pot"?

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I think you even saying that is more derogatory than any of the above comments. I was simply saying that his quality is obviously suffering due to his mass production. Buddy is an icon, and an inspiration in the cake world and I think it is sad that this is the product of his success.

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post #8 of 53
Sad to see that the crab pot is alive and well on CC, but that's about par for the course.[/quote]

I don't believe the op was stating anything except that being mass produced has taken away from his baking image. In fact I have seen many state that they thought his cakes were dry from the retail storefront but, his pastries were wonderful.

I saw nothing in the post as being not nice but, you certainly seem to be stirring the pot. Let's all think before we perpetuate the negative responses.
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post #9 of 53
HA! So I read everyone's comment and then I went and looked at the cake and I don't know you must have all ruined my image because I was pretty impressed once I saw the picture! But that being said it probably has a ton of preservatives in it which is why it doesn't taste so good.
post #10 of 53
More info...

http://www.inquisitr.com/251826/cake-boss-cakes-to-be-available-nationwide/
post #11 of 53
Nothing to do with crabs but the colours on that cake are so off putting I would never buy it.
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I saw nothing in the post as being not nice but, you certainly seem to be stirring the pot. Let's all think before we perpetuate the negative responses.
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Lol, my thinking exactly! thumbs_up.gif

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post #13 of 53
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Originally Posted by Godot

Has anyone actually tried the cake? Is it good? What's on the ingredients label?

Sad to see that the crab pot is alive and well on CC, but that's about par for the course.



"Crab pot"? Really? Who? Me?
Lol, I've seen no crabs in this pot except 1 icon_biggrin.gif
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post #14 of 53
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Originally Posted by cakegrandma


I saw nothing in the post as being not nice but, you certainly seem to be stirring the pot. Let's all think before we perpetuate the negative responses.
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post #15 of 53
To give Buddy a break, it is a cake he developed for Walmart. Can any of us develop a tasty cake for Walmart?

Buddy has gotten huge and his upper income entire family has gotten richer. He has obviously decided that his factory will churn out cheap cakes for the mainstream to lower income families. I'm sure it was a sound decision from a financial stanpoint, given his huge national popularity. Most cakes are dry, chemically-laden, cheap cakes. This is no different.

I have followed Buddy's career. He is personally a phenomenal baker. But if I had the opportunity to provide a fabulous life for all of my family, I see nothing wrong with branching out to a mainstream group. These are not his thousand dolllar cakes. How many high end cakes do you think Walmart can sell?

This is a business expansion that has nothing to do with his original business. I look at it as a way to bring a cute cake to a market that couldn't otherwise have this type of cake.

Toyota makes Lexus and it makes the Corolla. The lower priced car has no comparison to the luxury Lexus. Businesses of all kinds develop product lines for varying markets. It doesn't bring down the entire line.

Bottom line, if you buy a cake from Walmart, don't have high expectations.

Same with Duff. We all know that Michael's is coupon-driven. The mix is half price and it has to be costed out accordingly.

By the way, the cakes cost $19.99. (Another one of my "get the facts" searches). Other sites have said that it is good, not great. Only that site came up as awful. So for under $20.00, you get a decorated cake any little girl would love and an ok, cheap cake taste. What do you expect?
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