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Old 07-20-2018, 03:48 PM
 
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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.
They still a have frosting between the layers. Its just the right amount, instead of being more icing then cake like so many cakes seem to be.
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Old 07-20-2018, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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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.
I think the kids made the cakes.

Do they taste good? That might make up for it. They also sell cookies and brownies, I saw that on their website. That might be better to order from them rather than the cakes.

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Old 07-20-2018, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yes, if it was a friend, would be nice to support. Actually, the prices are very reasonable. Surprisingly so.
What did it taste like?
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Old 07-20-2018, 05:31 PM
 
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Perfect place to order from if you're expected somewhere with homemade cake because they sure don't look professional.
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:28 AM
 
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No. I would not buy a cake from there. I can make better looking cakes in my own kitchen.
^^^^This
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:32 AM
 
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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.
^^^^Good points!

Something about those cakes didn't sit well with me (besides the bad decorations) but I couldn't put my finger on it. You said it quite well---exactly!
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Old 07-21-2018, 08:26 AM
 
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Yikes!
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Old 07-21-2018, 11:15 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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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.
I actually hadn't even thought of this. Great points.

Coming across this website, my thoughts were, if they can do this with such crude looking cakes, surely I could make a go of it if I wanted to? And their delivery radius is just two miles from their home.

I am by no means professionally trained in baking, but I have pulled off countless cakes that were cute, clever, creative, and visually appealing (and taste great).

But yeah, buying from some unknown's home kitchen is a total crapshoot. Some of the photos they posted include the pans the items were baked in and they look pretty grubby.

I'm torn - I wish the best for them as a budding entrepreneur, but wonder also if they are taking any extra hygienic measures as they bake for the public in their home kitchen.
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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No way! for a few reasons
1. cakes look like a 5 year old made it
2. don't know what ingredients are in it
3. out of someone's home that I don't know (is the house clean, were they sick)


Now if it was a friend that I knew and had been to her house then yes I'd buy one. My niece is a pastry chef and her cakes look better than any bakery I have been to. I mean if they are selling and making these cakes from their house they must have to follow some department of health guidelines right?
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