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post #46 of 54
I totally agree that Shawn should have been fired too...after she got called into the boardroom. It's just why have the rule about the PM calling 2 or 3 people in with him if Martha's just going to fire who she wants to anyway?

I think the answer is...DRAMA (and ratings).

Really, though, it doesn't matter. I'm hooked...on cakes and the show. icon_smile.gif
I wish you all the best of cake!
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post #47 of 54
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It wasn't so much of what she said but how she said it. But it was something along the lines of ---- I have sold more cakes than Sylvia, why didn't you look at my magazines?---- I am sure Martha's cakes have been copied more than Sylvia's, but is Martha really coming up with all the designs?? I think she just puts her name on things to sell them. Come on, you can't tell me she designs cakes, sheets, bedding, curtains, furniture.



Really? Mmmm, I don't know because Sylvia does cakes for a living, Martha doesn't. Soooo, how can she possibly sell more than Martha.

Its maybe like you said, other's make her cakes and she puts her name on them....

I have seen her decorating cakes and Sylvia can do pretty simple to simply maginficent and towering huge cakes...
Its always about cake!!
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Its always about cake!!
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post #48 of 54
Martha used to be a caterer and did her own cakes. She started before Sylvia, I believe, even though Sylvia is older. I don't really know much about Sylvia, so I cannot make an educated statement about her, although, I know Sylvia's clientele is directed towards the upper class...highly priced, which may limit her as far as production goes...but, I know she obviously does a lot of cakes.

Martha is now on the business side of her business...I agree. But she started out doing her own stuff. We all start somewhere and maybe she just got too involved with the business part that she couldn't do it all.

Personally, I like Martha's cakes...whether she does them personally or not, she does have a say so on what goes on.

It is the same on all the food network shows...like Emeril, Bobby Flay etc. They have a whole staff in the Kitchen making all the food.

I don't know if I would ever want someone doing cakes for me. I enjoy it too much. icon_smile.gif Maybe that is Sylvia's thought too. She wants to be in there doing it herself. And Martha is happy being the over-seer.
post #49 of 54
The wedding cake episode is repeating tonight on MSNBC
post #50 of 54
Do people really completely assemble a huge cake and then carry it to the vehicle??? That's so risky! I was just waiting for those guys to drop the cake or bump into something.

I thought that they were usually assembled at the reception site or wherever...I'm pretty sure that's what happened at my wedding.

Kelly
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Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.--Albert Einstein

My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world. --Billy Graham
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post #51 of 54
I have delivered a cake both ways--fully assembled and partially assembled.
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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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 #52 of 54
IMHO...........Sylvia and Martha both suck at cake decorating!

But if it wasn't for Martha Stewartt, most of us wouldn't be here, at least I know I wouldn't. I bought her book "WEDDINGS" and KNEW that I could do better!..lol, but she is an amazing business woman.

Sylvia picked the brain of Betty Van Nostrand..they were supposed to be partners. After Sylvia learned all there was to learn, she dumped Betty VanNostrand

(she's the wedding cake instructor at the Culinary Institute of America, a very nice, sweet and VERY, VERY talented woman...very low keyed, I'm sorry that I didn't take more classes with her. I will post my first attempt at GP flowers that I did with her, when possible)

Sylvia's flowers are NASTY looking, my son could do better, and he has the trophies to prove it....at 8 he addressed an ICES convention on how to do his ORANGE TIGER LILY! Her flowers are very unprofessional looking..oh wait, she has a bunch of underpaid underlings churning them out!!

She designs these GODAWFUL cakes covered with those YUCKY gumpaste flowers on wire! All I can see when I look at her cakes is a GIANT PINCUSHION. But, she IS the cake maker to the stars till she lost her place when other cake designers came into vogue. Celebrity clients can be soooo fickle..

Martha, just takes credit for all the work produced, but they say pay back is a witch, her husband divorced her and married her assistant...her MUCH YOUNGER assistant, and Martha and her daughter were estranged for a LOOOOONG time. They just reconciled...lol

Anyway...Don't quote me *wink, I'm not trying to be malicious by repeating this gossip...just expressing MY opinions...

and we are all have one.lol
post #53 of 54
icon_lol.gif Tell us how you really feel PastryDiva! lol
post #54 of 54
Iron baker..always...always..

My blood pressure has all but gone away since I decided to stop holding back..hehehehe!

Wach chu talkin' 'bout you need that cake tomorow?? Excuuuuuuuuuuuse me while I fall down laughing.....!

* I'm so bad!
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