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post #16 of 53
Well, I don't know about 'any little girl' but my 7-yrs old twin girls wouldn't touch that thing with a barge pole, it's so unappealing to them (showed them the photo only, so can't say anything about the taste). But they are particular, because they are growing (partly) in a cake decorating world, we often discuss baking, cake decorating, ideas, designs, colors, sometimes show them photos and they comment on them. One of them even noticed the bulge between the layers... well, they are really spoiled... because none of their classmates would. But at the same time they would never expect any $20 cake of this size to taste/look good (me too) and I've never eaten any that actually did. Anyway that's just a personal preference/opinion.

However, this product surely has its market. Nothing wrong with that.
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post #17 of 53
I am not a baker just a person who loves to eat cake. Here is my 2 cents on the issue. Yes, the cake is very bright and well priced for a celebrity cake designer, but it tastes terrible. According to one of the links Buddy himself dictated every aspect of this cake down to how many revolutions the batter is mixed. So based on that information, he surely is aware that they suck and it is purely for profit. Nothing wrong with making money but I question why he would sell out his name for a few bucks??? Maybe his 15 minutes of fame are over and this is where he is headed... I also understand that Duff's cake are inedible but look great. My old university (UMBC) had one of his cakes at an event, my friend said it looked beautiful and lots of photos were taken, but that no one ate it because it was awful. We will see and once again I am just a person with an opinion!
post #18 of 53
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Tomthebarncat, you took the words right out of my mouth. Just because the cake is priced inexpensively it should not taste bad. To some people (not me) the cake may be cute and they may buy it because of that and because it's a Cake Boss cake, but what's the point if it's not tasty? That customer will not buy another cake and will probably warn others not to buy it because it is not good. And we all know how fast words spread! So I don't see how this new endeavor for Buddy will last. Maybe he should sell his pastries instead since I hear they are delicious?
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post #19 of 53
I just wish Buddy would stop decorating those huge monsters he calls cakes. I would love to have a few episodes dedicated to "traditional" celebration and wedding cakes.
post #20 of 53
I'm a bit astonished at anyone thinking that these cakes look good. They seem to be over-bright, and pretty sloppy to me. I've no idea how they taste.
post #21 of 53
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Originally Posted by doramoreno62

Just because the cake is priced inexpensively it should not taste bad.



I agree...
I've never tasted Buddy's lite brite concoction, but there are GREAT tasting, mass produced, inexpensive cakes....

The Entenmann's all butter pound cake to name one, (not the chocolate pound, it's awful)...

I know this isn't a decorated cake, but it's so perfect, I've thought of cutting up a few and piecing it back together as 6" rounds, stacked 3 layers high, filled and frosted.
post #22 of 53
Glad this was posted and saved me the trip and money for buying one of these. What a way to ruin your name for a buck. I don't agree at all that you can defend him for this choice "just to make a buck". Anyone picking this cake up to eat it will be doing so because of his name on it, not because it is 20 bucks.

All I see on his show is how he YELLS at someone for screwing something up because it has his name on it. To defend his decision to sell a horrible cake makes no sense to me. Just my opinion though.

Don't mass produce something that taste horrible and you won't have a mass response of negativity. Your name isn't going to get you by in life if you choose to drag it in the mud. It's almost like some people are defending him just because of his name. He must have done something for you personally that we don't know about, so that is awesome!

I love what the guy has done for the cake business though, I hope he tries to fix this somehow.
post #23 of 53
I find the whole concept of this "Cake Boss" branded cake to be weird. It's not made in his bakery or decorated by him or his staff. It makes about as much sense as "Cake Boss" shoes.
post #24 of 53
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Originally Posted by cookiemonster025

I find the whole concept of this "" branded cake to be weird. It's not made in his bakery or decorated by him or his staff. It makes about as much sense as "" shoes.


Makes perfect sense to me...this product is targeted at people who are mostly concerned about brand awareness. For some, being able to say that they served a "Cake-Boss" cake trumps taste and quality.

If you prefer cake that tastes good, this is not the product for you.
post #25 of 53
I think that the cake is based of his design only. Not about how it tastes anything near it. Walmart just made a cake inspired off of one of buddys cakes you pretty much see in every episode.
post #26 of 53

I bough the Badda Bloom Cake at BJs out of curiosity. My family didn't like it. The cake part wasn't too bad, the filling was fudgy, but the butter cream was awful. I suspect it's from the amount of coloring they had to use- the flavor was strange and it had a waxy texture.

 

I don't think we're being negative discussing this product. I don't dislike Buddy and family, but I think he's doing what most of the celebrity bakers/chefs do. They try to make as much money as they can on their brand. Some people might be happy with this product or, as someone else pointed out, not care about the flavor and buy it for the name recognition.

 

He may do well in this new market venture. I know that I won't buy another one, but there are plenty of people who might.
 

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post #27 of 53

@kisamarie, I do agree with you, although I've never thought of it in that light. Buddy does have a tremendous amount of people working for him, and while I do respect his work, I never see him working himself, unless it's ordering people around. He may be the "boss", but I'd like to see more of him and his work. I do agree with the mass production, it may just be too much, therefore affecting the taste, texture, etc.

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post #28 of 53

The way I see it, it is exactly the same as the celebrities who "design" clothes for high street stores, basically the shoes or clothes are designed by X yet they are sold for a high street price and at about a 10th (if that) of the same quality and yet people queue up over night or even longer to get an article made in the same factory or sweat shop as all the other clothes in this very store yet bc they have been designed by someone "special" it becomes a must have. It's all about name branding.

post #29 of 53

Ok, so I tried Buddy's cake. A co-worker brought it in for a birthday and it was AWFUL!!! It was one layer chocolate and one vanilla separated  by god-only-knows-what. Honestly, I can't tell you what the filling in between the layers was. Some partly liquified artificial chocolate something. The icing was a shortening based with a really bad after taste. Nothing against Buddy, just who is mass producing these.

post #30 of 53

A few weeks ago my sister and a couple of her friends went to NYC and stopped at Buddy's store on the way home.  She brought me back a cup cake because she thought I would like one since he was a famous baker on TV.  After eating that cupcake I have to say that I will never make a special effort to go to his store if I ever get in the area.  It was not moist at all and the icing was not good either.  And just for those wondering, she bought it the day before I ate it so it should have been plenty fresh.

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