I have only been doing cakes for about 6 months in my spare time. Over spring break (I'm a teacher for my day job), I decided to play around with rolled buttercream and some of the new techniques I'd read about. I made a cute tiny little blue cake....certainly not perfect, but I was proud for a new-bee. I tried to create some designs out of royal icing, and my proud hubby took a picture of it for me when it was finished. I have a 2nd kitchen upstairs in our house where I do the baking, so I left the cake sitting on the table upstairs while we went out to dinner. When we came home, the dogs greeted us at the door, and we decided to veg out and watch a little TV in our den. All of a sudden, I heard a loud bang above us. I looked around for Nigel, our Peke-a-poo version of Beelzebub. No where to be found. I ran upstairs, calling for him, and he came bounding out of the kitchen, blue icing all over his face, eyes saying, "What'd I do?" I walked into the kitchen to find this lovely site!! Here are the before and afters.....teeth marks and all!
Hi and welcome to CC! I feel for you and your cake..... your dog did almost as good a job as my younguns would have done!
What a great story.... It must have been really good.. and from the before picture... It looks like you did a great job....
Welcome! Yes, I feel like you truly havn't "arrived" until youve had a scenario like this one, by pet, kids or "well intentioned others". I love that we can all share, only another decorator would understand.
Well... at least you got a good picture of it before the doggie got it!!!
LOL! I am sorry about your cake but you gotta admit...it IS a cute story! I find it VERY cute since I am the proud mommy of 3 pek-a-poo's! Between them and my kids I dont know how I do ANYTHING!
Peke-a-poos are adorable and super intelligent......and they live for cake and they can outsmart any human to get to cake!! (well, at least mine does!) Everyone gets a kick out of the before and after, and it is one of my favorite stories to tell!! Check out the pic on the adjacent post!
I have a 17 year-old son (will be 18 in January). He can beat any peek-a-poo or any other breed of 4 legged-friend for that matter hands down lol! And not only that, but he is smart enough to lose the evidence. My creations dont just incur damage-they just disappear poof like magic lol!!!!!
mom: Son, have you seen that cake/tray of goodies/pan of fudge that I just spent hours working on?
son: What cake/tray of goodies/pan of fudge?
mom: The one that was on the table.
son: Which table?
At least the cake was just for practice. My 2 y/o started taking mice bites from the cakes this year. I've told her many times that she can't have the cake top till MOMMY tops the cake for them. Well, of course that does not compute to a 2 year old. If she can reach it, it's fair game. A few months ago she made craters in a cake I was doing for a friend. Needless to say, I now make sure my cakes are up out of reach before little ones are up and about! LOL. My dog is to small (I hope) to get up on the table.
...great story! Love the before and after pics. Dogs.........gotta love 'em!
Well - it looks like it was good anyway! Good thing you got a before shot!
First let me say, welcome to CakeCentral ellepal!!! We're happy to have you with us
I have 2 dachshunds and thank goodness they can't get to my cakes!! lol that is too funny ... I love the blue face part and the look of "What'd I do now????" lol You just have to love dogs!!
btw, your cake looked great!!! well, before someone had a snack that is
LOL Dogs can be funny and sometimes it is hard to get mad at them. He took a real good chomping out of that cake!
Welcome to CC!