WE consider ourselves to be fairly decent bakers – but just because we can whip up a half-decent Victoria sponge, that doesn’t mean we could ever take on the mammoth task that is creating a wedding cake.
Unlike your bogstandard home bakes, they involve multiple tiers, delicate decoration and a show-stopping topper – which is why professionals can charge an absolute fortune.The professional baker made the shocking revelation on Reddit[/caption] The woman makes all of her own cake decorations[/caption]
So when you’re forking out hundreds of pounds for a one-off creation, you’d naturally assume that your wedding cake was at least going to be made from scratch. Right?
Well one professional baker has claimed that this isn’t necessarily always the case.
Earlier this year, the anonymous woman responded to a Reddit user who asked: “What’s the secret that could ruin your life if it came out?”
“I run a cake business,” she confessed. “I charged people hundreds for wedding cakes. Every last one is made using Pillsbury cake mix I buy for $1 [75p] a box in Walmart.”
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Despite her chosen career path, the American woman says she “sucks at baking” and every cake she’s ever made herself has been disappointing.
She continued: “But baking is my whole deal. My friends all call me the cake girl.
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“People compliment my cakes all the time. telling me how delicious they are, telling me how they could never bake a cake so delicious.”
She joked: “Well guess what? For $1, they too could bake a cake just as delicious. Just add oil, eggs and water.”
That said, the woman claims cake decorating is where she really excels and how she gets away with charging so much.
She continued: “I made all of the frosting and fondant from scratch.
“No one knows about this except my husband. Even my friends think I f***ing slave over the oven mixing and baking these damn cakes.”
What’s more, the woman says she’s been doing this for YEARS – and is well aware that her business and reputation would “be in the toilet” if anyone found out.
The woman’s post was then picked up by the TikTok account Reddit Book and viewers were surprising sympathetic.
One replied: “This person is working SMARTER not HARDER! Good for them!”
Another added: “People only order cakes for the look anyways…”
“I think what she’s doing is fine,” a third wrote. “People are hiring her for her decorating skills!”
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