Sneaky Bakers


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I read an article about a woman who admitted to buying baked goods, then passing them off as her own homemade goodies.Whenever there was a potluck or a bake sale, she would purchase baked good , put them on a plate and claim she bake them. What do you think about this behavior, have you ever been tempted to do the same thing?
 
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I definitely have been tempted but have never actually done it. I know loads of people who do, though! I think it's kind of hilarious but homemade always tastes better so I think it's worth the extra time and effort.
 

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I've seen that happen in a movie (ha ha), but I've never done it and I don't think I ever would.
 

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When I worked in a large corporation, people always wanted pot lucks. I will admit I worked lunch and many hours after so I didn't cook or bake like I do now. I would buy pies or cakes and even dishes to put out, BUT I never passed them off as my own. They ate everything anyway, so I don't think they were offended.
 

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I have never even thought about doing this I could never pull it off. Whenever I bring something to a pot luck people ask way too many question that I would not have answerers to, and that would be the end of that cherade.be sides why pretend , I did not have time to bake I would just say so.
 

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I know a lot of coworkers who do that. They like to go out and buy foods for dinnets and say that they made it. I don't believe some of them, but sometimes you can't tell the difference.
 
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No, if I do bring something that is not home made, I always say nope, not this time kids! You get store bought, I ran out of time to bake! Then they all laugh and its ok.

I don't think it is okay to be that insecure with oneself to pass off someone else's work.....
 

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I agree. When I bring anything to a party, I always bake it myself. I likr to hsve people like my cooking not someone elses. I think it's wrong to pass store bought as your own, but a lot of people do it because they want people to think they can cook.
 

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I just find that a little sad....if you didn't have time or whatever to bake something, why not just admit you picked it up somewhere? If I say something is homemade, you can be sure I actually made it ;).
 

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Yeah I think it's best to admit that you didn't make something rather than pretend that store bought is yours. I once made a red velvet cake from scratch for a friend and she liked it. The next time she asked me to make another one for her, but I didn't have time to make it from scratch so I bought the box mix and made it. I told her it was from a box, but she didn't believe me. I was not tryong to pass a box mix off as my own it just happenex that way.
 

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I wouldn't feel right about doing it either! I don't have a problem telling people something isn't homemade! I think at times people just appreciate the food
and could care less if it was homemade or store bought!
I guess I also just don't worry about what others think about me! At least at this point in my life I don't!
With age comes wisdom!!! LOL :)
 
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With age comes wisdom!!! LOL :)
This is so true! But I never thought to do something like this even when I was a teenager in love with baking cakes on a daily basis even if many of them did not look as appealing as those in the magazine I was following a recipe.

Moreover, today that I have made a name for my baking and cooking abilities among family and friends, I would not risk to buy baked products and make people believe they are mine because quality might not be the same, affecting my reputation but for bad, haha
 

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Yeah but there are a lot of people out there who can't bake, but tgey want to impress so they pretend that the store bought is their own so that no one gets disappointed.
 

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The store-bought stuff always looks so much nicer than my homemade items,but I would never try to take the credit for it. I might buy those pre-baked cupcakes or cookies and decorate them myself, though - that counts as mine, right??
 

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Haha! That is funny Rosie! :) I suppose you could take credit for the decorations!
Sometimes that part is the hardest. I'm not always that creative.
But wouldn't you feel bad telling someone they were yours? Lol!
I bet yours would taste better anyway. ;)
 

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I agree that your cookies would taste better than store bought.
 
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The store-bought stuff always looks so much nicer than my homemade items
Good point! Perhaps people that take credit for store-bought baked stuff want to receive adulation for their skill based on the promise that such stuff looks better than homemade.

But again, I would not risk to serve a great-looking cake ignoring if it really tastes as good as it looks in the outside.

I remember my childhood days attending my cousin's birthday party. She had a wonderful cake that seemed to have a billboard on top saying "taste me"

Rather than playing with other kids, I spent the whole afternoon watching the cake and dreaming on the moment to get an slice. However what a disappointing experience when I finally got it. The outside was a sort of meringue with a rubber texture and the bread was totally tasteless.

There are small breads and cakes that one can try before serving to guests, but a huge cake it's a risk claim baking ownership.
 

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I agree. It may look good, but if you haven't tasted it before then it's not a good idea to pass it off as your own. That's why it is better to bake it yourself. That way you can feel a sense of accomplishment whenever someone praises your baking.
 

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I think the idea of being untruthful is the biggest problem. I never advocate an outright falsehood. If you wanted to make the presentation look better and put it on a platter or decorative plate, etc. that's of course perfectly nice. You don't have to put a big neon sign that says "STORE BOUGHT" but if someone asks, at least be truthful enough to admit it. :)
 
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I think the idea of being untruthful is the biggest problem. I never advocate an outright falsehood. If you wanted to make the presentation look better and put it on a platter or decorative plate, etc. that's of course perfectly nice. You don't have to put a big neon sign that says "STORE BOUGHT" but if someone asks, at least be truthful enough to admit it. :)
I agree. They should at least tell the truth when asked, but not everyone wants to admit they did not make it.
 

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