Dump Cakes is a recipe book that takes the measuring and mixing out of dessert making by showing you how to dump things into a pan and baking them to create allegedly delicious desserts in minutes. In the promotional video, spokeswoman Cathy Mitchell shows you how to make s’mores cake, sticky buns and raspberry and peach cake all by just dumping things into a pan or skillet. A TeleBrands product, the Dump Cakes recipe book is sold under the As Seen on TV brand.
Dump Cakes Features
The main features of the Dump Cakes recipe book is the time it supposedly saves you. These recipes are all supposed to be done in two steps (dumping and baking) and take minutes to prepare, saving you from having to measure out ingredients and mix them together in a time consuming fashion like traditional baking. Additionally, these “mistake-proof” desserts are all supposed to taste delicious and be “five-star” desserts. Making them this way also saves you from having to deal with the mess of traditional baking.
Dump Cakes Pricing, Shipping & Return Policies
The Dump Cakes recipe book sells for $10, plus $7.99 shipping and handling for a total of $17.99. You’ll also receive the Dump Dinners recipe book (which shows you how to make entire dinners by dumping things into a pan and cooking them). And, for an additional $9.99 in shipping and handling, you also get a non-stick Orgreenic 8" Fry Pan, which is supposedly perfect for some of the Dump Cakes recipes. This would bring the total to $27.98. It’s not clear whether you are forced to get the frying pan or not.
The Dump Cakes recipe book is covered by TeleBrands’ generic 30-day money back guarantee. This will see you get your purchase price back, but not your shipping and handling fees. You will also have to pay to ship the item back to the company. To do that, follow the return instructions that come with the product. If you have questions, you can call TeleBrands at 1-855-668-1655.
Bottom Line – Do you need the Dump Cakes?
Another thing to consider is that the Dump Cakes is not a physical product that needs to "perform" nor will it "fall apart" like a lot of As Seen on TV Products are claimed to do. Instead it is a booklet that contains content. There actually are desserts that are known as dump cakes, so whether the recipes in this book are exclusive to the book or not is hard to tell, as there are no consumer reviews for it online just yet. If you really want a s’mores dump cake or any other kind of dump cake, you can easily do an internet search for it and you’ll likely find it. If you absolutely want the recipe books, and are willing to pay $17.99 for them (and possibly $27.98 if you are forced to get the frying pan), then they might be a good purchase for you.
Very very disappointed in my dump cake book
Half or more of recipes call for a bowl and mixer. That's not what I thought I was getting... Plus no pictures of the cakes in the whole book...
Very poorly done book.
Tried to cancel order when the total came to $27.98, not $17.99
I tried to cancel the order when the total came to $27.98 instead of $10.00 plus $7.99 s/h for original order offered for Dump cake book plus Dump Dinner book and 8" organic fry pan as offered on their website. I was charged an extra $9.99 for the fry pan. When I called I was asked for my credit card # again and I refused to give all of it except the Last 4 digits. The fellow said he couldn't process a cancellation w/o it. I asked to speak to a supervisor and was told the supervisor would ask for # too. I am now going to call my credit card company and dispute the charges so it won't get put on my card. If they ship it, I will not open it and refuse it through the carrier. Not very good practice to add additional charge on original order of $10.00 plus s/h. In effect, I have no idea if the book is good or not, the company ordering procedures definitely seem to be a scam to charge extra money to anyone wanting to buy the book. A needless hassle because they aren't honest with possible customers!
this book belongs in the dump
My grandmother bought this book a few weeks ago and let me tell you what a crock this is. Half the recipes have to Be mixed together in a bowl and transferred for baking, making it more similar to a regular cookbook Than anything And no help for someone trying to save time/energy. She made one of the actual dump cakes and it was a hot mess. Just dump it in the pan? Seriously? Half the cake mix was still dry on top the cooked cake, and overall the cake was grainy and yucky. Haha! And all these recipes are online where you can get reviews for each individual one. Do not buy this book.
After I placed my order they tacked another $10.00 on to my order. I immediately called and cancelled my order. I was assured that they would cancel and refund the purchase price to my VISA. This morning I discovered they charged my card and shipped the order. Now. If I choose to return it I will have to pay to ship it and I won't get the shipping and handling charges back.
They're a bunch of crooks and liars. Don't order from them!
Well, first, I feel stupid, because of course these recipes are all online. The part of the commercial that interested me the most and prompted me to call was the dump dinners. The commercial stated that it was a bonus book and. The commercial also showed at the time the lady doing skillets and even mentioned you just dump it all in!!! So, I get my books, and am so disappointed. The dinner book is a bookLET. One recipe per page with a total of 19 recipes in it. NONE of which are just dump it and cook it and NONE are done in a skillet!!! Paid way too much. I will NOT recommend this book. Furthermore, I will be sure to tell everyone I know that the recipes are all online. And I will pass my book along to share with friends so they are not moved to purchase these items.
On Feb 28, 2014 I called Dump Cakes to cancel the same day I ordered the book as I was charged $41.11. I though the extra book was $10.00 and the frying pan was free but I was charged for it. I was told to call back the next day to cancel as it wasn't processed yet.. I called and spoke to Chavez who said the order was shipped the day I called to cancel.. I asked for a tracking number and he gave me UPS #7100848013303033. Spoke to Tyler at UPS. Told me no such number. Called and got Chavez back. Transferred me to supervisor Darvin. Told me send order back and money will be refunded. No explanation as to why Chavez gave me a phony tracking number and that it wasn't even sent UPS. Received E-mail conformation that it would arrive Federal Express, tracking
# TELB154744756. March 1, 2014 I received the package by US mail, not Federal Express. The mail girl wrote "RETURN REFUSED" and sent it back. I waited for a credit but didn't get it. I called my credit company and it was put into dispute but first I had to call Dump Cakes back to try to resolve the matter myself. I call Nicolas at Dump Cakes and he said he would see to it I got the credit. I called my credit card company back to inform them of this. Then I got two credits and one depit. Unfortunately they jumped the gun and gave me a credit immediately rather than waiting so they put the debit back in, So now I have a double debit and one credit. I was told that I would have to wait awhile for things to clear up from both ends.. So now here it is almost a month later and I'm still waiting for everyone to get their heads screwed on to give me my credit. Phooey!!! What a system. PS: You can get all the receipts you want for Dump Cakes free on the internet