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You are way under paid HELLOsamii
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This:

 

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The real problem for with WalMart for me and many others I suspect, are the low prices and the expectations of customers that they can get those kinds of prices for a custom cake. Most likely, that's the bitterness you're tasting rather than the cake itself.

 

 

 

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 there's a market for low priced cakes. Not everyone can afford $200 birthday cakes. I just wish they'd buy them at their local grocer and understand that a custom, fresh baked cake can't be bought for $15.

 

 

We all understand that not everyone can afford a large custom cake.  Not everyone can afford Vera Wang!  However, I don't expect to buy a Vera Wang at Walmart.

 

I hate that some brides really are disappointed when expectations crash with the reality of what they get.  It also breaks my heart when they think they can get one of my custom cakes for Walmart prices.

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It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #93 of 111
Regarding hot dogs, (which I [i]do[/i] eat, but I'm picky about them), I think Steve Martin put it best, when he declared that he happens to love the taste of animal lips.

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Regarding hot dogs, (which I do eat, but I'm picky about them), I think Steve Martin put it best, when he declared that he happens to love the taste of animal lips.
Also, just because Walmart carries a product doesn't automatically mean it's low quality...after all, they sell Hebrew National hot dogs.
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I am sure y'all who are making fun off the Walmart cakes see them as a big concurrention.
I'm trying to figure out what this word was supposed to be. Competition? Conversation? Concurrent ion?
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I'm trying to figure out what this word was supposed to be. Competition? Conversation? Concurrent ion?
Yeah it threw me way off too. Let me know if you figure it out.
post #97 of 111
The Dutch word 'concurrentie' means competition in the business sense in Dutch, I often see concurrention being mistakenly used by Dutch speakers who are speaking in English. A lot of Dutch words become English words using the same change so its easy to understand how it happens.
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle View Post

The Dutch word 'concurrentie' means competition in the business sense in Dutch, I often see concurrention being mistakenly used by Dutch speakers who are speaking in English. A lot of Dutch words become English words using the same change so its easy to understand how it happens.

Ok got ya. Thanks so much for clearing that up.
post #99 of 111

I've been following this thread, unsure of what to say.  I know somewhere upthread somebody mentioned that nobody should be taking what's said in this thread personally and it's the execution vs. price that's really being discussed here.  And that's fine.  OTOH, as somebody who earned their decorator chops working at supermarket bakeries, I can't help but feel a but put off by what I'm interpreting as snottiness that's throughout this thread.

 

Especially in this economic climate, people are going to try to get what they want for the lowest price they can.  Therefore, they're going to hit either a supermarket or a place like Costco (which, btw, has pretty good cake IMO) first, then maybe a retail bakery, then maybe an independent caker, depending on their budget.

 

Does the fact that some of these people who once could afford a $200 custom cake and no longer can and therefore are turning to less expensive means fueling what I'm interpreting as snottiness?

 

 

 

Disclaimer:  Maybe people aren't trying to be or don't think they're being what I'm interpreting as snotty, but that's how it's coming across.  I know I can ignore this thread, but nobody learns anything if people are mostly kvetching in the thread like this.  Just a thought :)

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Thank you, very much for saying how I feel. icon_smile.gif
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I think what is most upsetting to custom bakers is not that there are budget minded buyers.  There will always be the vast majority of buyers that are quite content to pick up their kids birthday sheet cake at the grocery store.  But there are so many people that have a low budget that are contacting custom bakers that are way out of their price range and also asking for tiers and details and custom figures, etc.  Then trying to nickel and dime and bargain on the price, even when they have their prices posted on the website.

post #102 of 111
The truth is anyone can be offended by anything. Yes, there are many grocery store decorators who have lots of talent. No, they are not all the same. Yes, taking a few digs & poking a bit if fun can be interpreted as being snotty or snobby.

I fully recognize the need for inexpensive cake. I also recognize that in order to create an inexpensive cake, costs have to be monitored. That means inexpensive ingredients and inexpensive labor. I am glad that people who can not afford an expensive custom cake have an option.

What I, and I imagine others, find frustrating are the many people who either:
1: expect the same quality from those cakes made with inexpensive ingredients & labor
2: expect the same cost for a cake made with more expensive ingredients & labor

This point becomes even more frustrating when the same customers recognize the value am difference in other items such as the venue, the caterer, the dress, etc.

This thread started as a warning from someone who was dissapointed in what they received versus expected. It did become a bit of a place to blow of some steam. I think everyone here truly has respect for each member of this forum regardless of skill level or occupation.

What exactly is it you think we should learn?

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #103 of 111

So, to sum this all up, we all have our opinions, (yes, even me), we all have different tastes, different budgets, and a wide range of sense of humor.  Whether or not we purchase our cakes at the Wal*Mart or not, or if we believe they are moist and taste good, or not, what matters is that this disgruntled bride got her say in and disrupted a site where most of us have come to rely on for support from out peers and as a learning tool to help better ourselves  in our craft and art of creating amazing cakes and confections. 

 

I'm just saying. 

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what matters is that this disgruntled bride got her say in and disrupted a site where most of us have come to rely on for support from out peers and as a learning tool to help better ourselves  in our craft and art of creating amazing cakes and confections. 

How did this thread disrupt CakeCentral?
post #105 of 111
Lots of us are easily offended in general. Some of us are easily offended by a very few things (insinuations that I would want to "do the right thing for the wrong reason" are the quickest, easiest way [short of accusing me of treason] to get me to "rip the offender a new one"). And some of us are not easily offended at all.


Yesterday, I was at Carson Mall (or as it's known today, "South Bay Galleria"), waiting for Shoe Wiz to finish a small alteration on a new pair of shoes, and there seemed to be some kind of small bridal show going on. I got to talking shop with the representative of a cupcake-catering-and-wedding-photography outfit, mentioning the cake I'd done for the Printing Museum, and mentioning as how, for events like Ben Franklin's Birthday, they normally went with Costco cakes, remarking that they were "not half-bad, for what they were." She agreed with me, remarking that she'd had their chocolate cake. And indeed, the year before I took the proverbial bull by the horns and started baking cakes myself, I'd bought my birthday cake from Ralphs, a cheap, small, single-layer 9" round. (There wouldn't be a lot of people eating it, and my waistline didn't need anything very big!) It wasn't half-bad, either, again, considering what it was.

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