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Old 07-19-2018, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I would ask to see their business license. No way are they a professional. Is their kitchen up to code? I suspect cats walking on top of the counter and children sticking their finger in the batter.
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Old 07-20-2018, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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I would never order a cake from there. I looked at the pictures and they all reminded me of the ones you see on websites about Pinterest fails.
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Old 07-20-2018, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I'm not a big fan of frosting, so I'm enjoying that these types of cakes are trendy. It still takes some effort to make sure each layer looks good. With frosting, its much easier to hide any imperfections the cakes might have.

I like the ones with a lot of fruit.

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/06/0c/cb/0...with-fruit.jpg
I agree! I know they are trendy and at some point, they will look dated and people will stop having them. But for now, I think they are a refreshing change of pace so they look attractive to me. Plus I mostly eat around the frosting anyway, so I think I'd prefer the way they taste.
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:49 AM
 
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To answer the question, would I order from this place? No. The cakes look very amateurish, almost like something a kid would make. They are not worth the money. I could make these at home, easily.


Yeah...it almost looks like cakes someone would post on Pinterest...
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:00 AM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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Nope. Afraid not, unless I were trying to support a friend. They don't look professional enough for me to spend money on them.
My God, that's like High school 3rd place for art class...I didn't see anything I'd want to pay $12 for...
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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To be fair, that is basically what the illustrations look like: https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/...20180409080448

But I agree, they are fairly amateur looking... if they taste good enough, though, I wouldn't care! And it's not like I could do any better myself, so I'll try to be nice.
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Old 07-20-2018, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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To be fair, that is basically what the illustrations look like: https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/...20180409080448

But I agree, they are fairly amateur looking... if they taste good enough, though, I wouldn't care! And it's not like I could do any better myself, so I'll try to be nice.
not really. This would be an example of a non-badly done version of a Peppa Pig cake.

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Old 07-20-2018, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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not really. This would be an example of a non-badly done version of a Peppa Pig cake.
I didn't say it was a GOOD rendering - just that it's mostly accurate, lol.
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Old 07-20-2018, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I'm not a big fan of frosting, so I'm enjoying that these types of cakes are trendy. It still takes some effort to make sure each layer looks good. With frosting, its much easier to hide any imperfections the cakes might have.

I like the ones with a lot of fruit.

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/06/0c/cb/0...with-fruit.jpg
To me, a cake without frosting is just a large muffin.

I don't have the tolerance for sweetness like I did when I was young, but still need frosting on a cake! Vanilla buttercream (the real kind) is my favorite, and I don't mind fondant either - as long as it isn't overwhelming.
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Old 07-20-2018, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I find the cakes made at Publix to be beautiful, delicious and reasonably priced.
We don't have Publix around here, but Safeway cakes are the go-to for most people... it's where we get cakes for our staff parties, and they're both reasonably priced and tasty! But if I wanted to spring for a GREAT store-bought cake, Whole Foods and Draeger's (a local "fancy" chain) are worth the extra money. The latter has an Oreo buttercream cake that is to DIE for.

That particular one isn't listed on their site, but here's an example of their work and prices; simple yet delicious: http://www.draegers.com/product.aspx...t_draegers.com
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