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the teams on Martha's show are making a wedding cake. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 54
I know. I am watching!!!

I am just so annyoed with this reality shows...If I could just get past the bickering... icon_lol.gif

Anyway, I may not finish watching...

The oval cake is pretty but I don't think people really care for that shape or find it a little odd. I could be wrong. icon_cool.gif

The other one is really pretty and that team that did it just sold it.

I think it also has to do with their personalities... The team that hasn't sold theirs yet are a little.... how should I say, grumpy?? icon_rolleyes.gificon_biggrin.gif

I am going to do a few things before bed and then I will check the progress of the show...
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I agreed with Martha on the firing of that girl in the sales team. Overall I think the team did not try hard enough to make the sale, not one of them had a good attitude, much less a "try to make an effort attitude".
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Well the grumpy team didn't sell any and the other team sold 5.

Did you hear the price of the one that fed 125people? It was $725.
Wouldn't that be nice if we could charge that much.

The 5 cakes were $3000.
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I thought the cake was ok..i didn't mind the oval shape or offset idea but pink has GOT to be on it's way out soon, i mean..aren't all of you tired of seeing it everywhere? It's nice, but ugh!! (I really loved pink (Fushia) in the 80's and 90's, and didn't mind it's comeback..)It should have been more universal, and Martha did let the right one go! And..that guy should have been in the delivery room..could he not go home for a couple days?
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post #6 of 54
It was a good show. I thought both cakes were pretty. I thought that the losing team didn't try hard enough. And, I also get the impression that Martha doesn't like Sylvia Weinstock very much! icon_rolleyes.gif
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Was there a rule against selling the oval cake with a different color ribbon?

"Sure...it's pink but yours could be made to match your wedding."

The one that sold was also only $6 per serving (reasonable) while the other was $10 per serving (Did I hear that right?)

I was busy helping my husband fix our stove so I'm not sure if I caught it all. I had to hold the flashlight icon_rolleyes.gif Fill me in if I missed something important.
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post #8 of 54
I thought it was an ok show. I was SHOCKED by Martha's comments on Sylvia. I mean what did she do anyway? I thought it was kind to take time out of her day to answer a few questions. I just felt it was rude.
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post #9 of 54
I thought it was a good show...both cakes were beautiful, actually. I really liked the oval tiers with the pink, but you just can't beat a simple white wedding cake. Tradition! Yes, the one that sold the most cakes was only 6.00/serving. I guess that says something to us about not over-pricing and at the same time, giving top-notch quality!!
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post #10 of 54
First let me say that I missed the whole bridal show part of the program because I was putting DD to bed. DH, who is tired of everything cake, got to watch it instead. icon_confused.gif

I thought the pink cake was pretty middle America, which I don't imagine would sell too well in NYC. Also, the pink was too bright. Something more subtle may have been more successful.

I thought Martha's comments about Sylvia were just that her cakes are designed for a specific market, not necessarily mass appeal, which was the mission.

I definitely thought Shawna was the right one to go. Sylvia's comments may have been perfectly valid, but that's pretty shoddy market research that only calls up one cake designer. Shawna put herself and her team on the line by taking charge and not following through. I was really glad Martha overrode the project leader's choices.

I don't really like either of the teams. The corporate team pretty much stands for a lot of things I don't agree with, but the creative team just seems unprofessional and whiny to me.

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post #11 of 54
I agree, the white one was more elegant and traditional. Not to mention, less expensive. The Matchstick team really didn't seem to be pursuing anybody. It was like they didn't believe in themselves or the cake, and it truly showed.
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post #12 of 54
This was the first time I've watched the show (although DH and I were avid watchers of the Apprentice with Donald the last two seasons) and the only reason I watched tonight was because they were doing the wedding cakes.

I agree - why couldn't you do a bow to go with the bride's colors? Maybe it would have looked better if the bow had been white instead.

$10 and $6 a slice for cake icon_surprised.gif And I was worried about charging $3! Of course those are NYC prices
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post #13 of 54
Ali, I think what you said about the pink being too bright was right. I also think that when Sylvia W. said that pink was "in" she was talking about a more subtle pink. I think she also meant that the whole cake should be like a candlelight pink, not pink bows. I thought the bows were ok, but I have seen MUCH better bows by our members here on CC.

I thought it was kinda funny that they staged the team members with piping bags in their hands....like THEY were the ones doing the work on the cakes. LOL

I am soooo glad that Martha over-rode the decision of the leader of the creative team. This was the first episode I have seen, but the poor girl that didn't say anything the whole time and the girl that stayed up all night, CERTAINLY did not deserve to be the ones chosen. I am so glad Shawna got the boot. I know it is hard to sell something that you don't believe in or have strong feelings about, but she should have "faked it" LOL That is what selling is, according to her, but she sure didn't show it. You could plainly see that she didn't like that cake. And she just kept trying to TOUCH IT!!!! LOL!!! I would have smacked her!

The ivory cake was just lovely!!!! I was shocked that they only charged $6/slice for it...especially being in New York. The other one should have been $6. It was pretty, but definitely not as nice as the ivory one.

All in all, I LOVED THIS show!!!! icon_biggrin.gif I think they will be airing it again on CNBC sometime this week. They did that with the last show.

I would have hated to be in this competition. LOL Not really, but I would have been FREAKIN NERVOUS as heck!!
post #14 of 54
miss mersh--
I agree with you, they were definitely stages with bags in hand. There is no way they could turn out a wedding cake that looked that professional on the first try. Also, delivering pink cake and serving cakes without a box--what was up with that? I know some do that but it would be my luck that something would smack or fly right into the side of the cake. I also use a piece of foam underneath my cake to absorb the bumps.
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It's not "just cake!"
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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

"Quality Cakes Aren't Cheap and Cheap Cakes Aren't Quality"

It's not "just cake!"
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post #15 of 54
This is the first time i've watched. I did just because of the cakes. I think the right person went! She is the one that said "pink" and then didn't like the pink! I'm sure it's hard to sell something you don't believe in but if that's what they're supposed to be doing they weren't even trying. I felt sorry for the girl that was up all night. She did her part and then some only to have everyone criticize her work.

I thought the cake that was sold was pretty but I felt like it needed something more. Maybe something on top?

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