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Old 07-19-2018, 08:49 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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I came across a post from someone who ordered a cake from a website and I couldn't believe they actually paid money for it. I went to the website and lo and behold, there it was, along with many others.

Party & Novelty Cakes | Sam's Cakes, Oxford

The place is in Oxford, England, and if you lived there, which would you choose?
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:59 AM
 
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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.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:07 AM
 
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The cakes are amateurish in appearance, but maybe they taste good. In any event, the baker is not charging outrageous prices for them; they are actually quite reasonably priced, even after converting from pounds to dollars. I can see how someone might take a chance on one of those cakes if they weren't able to make what they wanted themselves and didn't want to pay the price for a cake from a more professional baker.


I have to say that every one of those cakes looks better than the same cake would if I had tried to make and decorate it.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:15 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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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.
Yes, if it was a friend, would be nice to support. Actually, the prices are very reasonable. Surprisingly so.
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:13 AM
 
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I came across a post from someone who ordered a cake from a website and I couldn't believe they actually paid money for it. I went to the website and lo and behold, there it was, along with many others.

Party & Novelty Cakes | Sam's Cakes, Oxford

The place is in Oxford, England, and if you lived there, which would you choose?

Peppa Pig Cake!
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The text on that page says that this person is someone with kids. Based on the pictures I was hoping that this was a business run *by* kids. I guess if you want to pay money for a cake that looks worse than if you did it yourself, go forth.
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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My office ordered a "King Cake" from some place in NOLA for Mardi Gras. It had so much preservative in it , it was inedible, to me. BUY LOCAL.
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:38 PM
 
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My office ordered a "King Cake" from some place in NOLA for Mardi Gras. It had so much preservative in it , it was inedible, to me. BUY LOCAL.
I don't think you understand what this thread is about.
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Texas
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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.
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Old 07-19-2018, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I guess that's part of their schtick

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My cakes are very home-made. They look home-made and they taste home-made. I don’t do piping in a swirly pattern or modelling with sugar paste. I make them in my kitchen with ingredients from the local shops.
But if they taste good, then the prices are cheap enough that I'd order one for my family - not for a big party or an office event or something where the expectation is for it to look good as well as taste good. But instead of baking from scratch myself? Yeah I would try it. But I would stick with something not terribly ambitious as far as decoration such as the chocolate marble cake on this page

Large Cakes | Sam's Cakes, Oxford
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