No! Don't Cut It!!!

Decorating By ColeAlayne Updated 29 Jun 2009 , 4:36pm by Wendl

ColeAlayne Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 1:58pm
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My niece turned 4 this weekend and I made her the cake below:

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When her Mom went to cut the cake she had a fit. She wouldn't let her cut the inchworm. We had to take it off the cake and save it. Too cute icon_smile.gif

What other things have people insisted upon saving from your cakes?

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fabulosity Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:08pm
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I made a Noah's Ark cake for a baby shower and the Mom to be saved all the animals. They were made out of Wilton fondant, nasty, but she took them home with her.

eatdessert1st Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:14pm
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The latest one was a GP wheelbarrow filled w/ marzipan veggies. My mom (who comes from WW2 era and doesn't waste ANYTHING) thought it was just too cute to throw away so she decided to wash it off to give back to me. (she thought I could use it on another cake.) She put it in her dishwater and came back to it a few minutes later to find a murky brown mess. We laughed ourselved silly over that one. She didn't fully realize it was made of sugar so now really appreciates the work icon_lol.gif

tinygoose Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:22pm
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I've had a few refuse to cut and serve their cake the at the party. My Teacup cake, Hat cake, and Orca cake. They just wanted to save them til their friends/grandaughter etc got to see them, so they served something else.

Elise87 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:24pm
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i have people not want to cut some of my cakes at all and i have to just say cut it already!!! lol

grama_j Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:26pm
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Yes, it has happened twice lately...... first, I made a Welcome home cake for a friend that now lives in the Mid East..... it was her first time home for the Holidays in twenty years...... she took all the decorations home to show her friends in Dubai.....
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The other was the castle cake..... the little princess didn't want anyone to cut the cake, and Mom was trying to cut just the back because it was "just so cute".... then of course, when she ran out of servings, it wasn't so "cute"...... she cut the cake with the loud protests of the birthday girl...... icon_lol.gif

Caths_Cakes Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:27pm
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thats too cute icon_smile.gif i love saving the little 'bits' and 'bobs' from cakes, i saved a few little farm animals from my sons first birthday cake, they make excellent momentos icon_smile.gif it does annoy me however when adults dont want to cut ANY of the cake just because its tooo pretty or w,e i think pleeeease its cake!! ive spent the last 3 days WAITING for this moment! lol

jammjenks Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:28pm
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Originally Posted by eatdessert1st

The latest one was a GP wheelbarrow filled w/ marzipan veggies. My mom (who comes from WW2 era and doesn't waste ANYTHING) thought it was just too cute to throw away so she decided to wash it off to give back to me. (she thought I could use it on another cake.) She put it in her dishwater and came back to it a few minutes later to find a murky brown mess. We laughed ourselved silly over that one. She didn't fully realize it was made of sugar so now really appreciates the work icon_lol.gif






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Kitagrl Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:28pm
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I made a car cake for a lady's boyfriend and he put it in his freezer so he could show his friends whenever they came over. Not sure when they ever decided to eat it.

tonicake Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:41pm
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I have family and customers saving things all the time.

One customer saved all the gum paste animals from her 2 baby shower cakes. She wiped them off and displayed them around the nursery. I warned her about possibly attracting ants among other tiny bugs.

My father saved Waldorf and Statler (including the top tier of cake) and put it in his freezer. I had no idea until I walked in and it was on is table to show to a step daughter. I made it almost a year ago - July 3!

People are so funny!

ColeAlayne Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:50pm
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I'm flattered when people don't want to cut my cakes but I also get annoyed. I spent all this time baking and decorating now just eat the thing!!! If I was just doing it for looks, I could have made it out of something that wasn't edible and saved myself a lot of time.

mgwebb68 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:13pm
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When I make cakes for family they have no problem with the cakes being cut as long as I'm the one that does it.

When I make cakes for friends they refuse to cut them. They tell me that they aren't going to be the one to cut a cake that looks that good. I end up having to cut them, but once I do they dive in. I tell them "guys if I didn't want it to be eaten I wouldn't have made it". It's flattering that they think it looks too nice to eat but seriously, cut the dang cake!!!

sugarcheryl Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:27pm
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I'm like you ColeAlayne I'm flattered but please cut the darn cake. I did all of this work. It's to enjoy.

jillmakescakes Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 4:42pm
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When I used to make practice cakes to take to work, people NEVER wanted to be the first to cut them, so I started cutting out a piece at 8am and setting it at my desk. The entire thing was always gone by 10am.

diane Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 4:51pm
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One customer saved all the gum paste animals from her 2 baby shower cakes. She wiped them off and displayed them around the nursery. I warned her about possibly attracting ants among other tiny bugs.
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i had a customer do the same thing for a baby shower cake i made for her...which is my avatar. she saved the giraffe in the shoe...couldn't part with it! icon_wink.gif

shelbur10 Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 10:59am
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My son saved all of the fondant figures from his Super Mario Bros. birthday cake. Every once in a while he and DD pull them out and play with them like they're toys. icon_lol.gif

percussiongrrl Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 11:44am
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The "Thank You" cake in my pictures was put in the teacher's lounge at 7:30 am. I went on to teach and came back during the 4th grade teacher's lunch for a potty break. (We don't dare use the restroom the kids use...scary!) The fourth grade teachers are all eating their lunches and the other assortment of goodies they had in the lounge while all staring at the cake. I walked over, took the knife and sunk it into the top layer. I went into the bathroom and when I came out, there were 4 slices on plates and someone was dipping pretzels in the icing. I don't understand why people refuse to cut it...I made the cake to eat! If I wanted it to stay pretty, I'd have made a dummy cake!

cylstrial Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 12:19pm
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Anytime I make little figures (frogs, ghosts, whatever), the little kids all snap them up and take them home!

DollyCakes Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 3:33pm
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My coworker still has the teacup full of roses that I made for her cake last August! LOL! We made my babysitter the purse cake in our pictures recently. I gave it to her on Thursday and she wouldn't cut it until Sunday! LOLOL!

beachcakes Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 4:52pm
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My cousin still has the fondant figure of him watching football from his 40th birthday 4 years ago!

My BFF still has the christening topper i made for my goddaughters who are now 3 1/2!

Crazy!

pouchet82 Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 5:04pm
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My friend took home the baby converse, suss and keys that were on the baby shower cake I made for her. Her mom thought they were too adorable. And of course NO ONE wanted to cut the cake. I was like, give me the damn knife!

jnmcustomkakes Posted 28 Jun 2009 , 11:45pm
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I just heard that one bride did not let them cut her wedding cake until the end of the night because she thought it was too pretty to cut! I'm with you guys, I've spent all this time decorating this thing - you better cut it and eat it already!!!!

michellesArt Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 12:01am
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i think it's flattering and a way of acknowledging the time and talent it takes to create our edible art. i've had a couple of friends save figures from cakes-one made a shadow box for the first shoes i made and another kept the baby peapod for her shower.but please do eat the rest of the cake-i won't stay fresh for long lol

chefjess819 Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 12:03am
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i've only had this happen one time. i bake for family and friends and they all have major sweet tooths, nothing is safe around here...lol. the guy i made the ice bucket cake for in my pics, wouldnt let anyone cut the cake at the party (thankfully the baseball cake was there also so we had something to eat) and he drove all over town showing people his cake. i was told he didnt cut into it until tuesday after the party. was glad to hear it was stir moist! icon_rolleyes.gif

angelicconfections Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 12:12am
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that is so cute, I get that too. I did a 3D Pooh for my nephew's 3rd birthday a few years ago and wouldn't let us cut Pooh, it was a good thing Pooh was sitting on a sheet cake!

PattyT Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 12:18am
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My girlfriend kept the Teapot Baby Carriage topper from the baby shower cake I made for her. It's RKT covered in fondant/gumpaste. http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1207403 Her husband keeps wanting to toss it, but she STILL has it and her beautiful daughter turned 1 in May!

I did two graduation gumpaste figures recently and the parents in each case kept them.

I never mind the cakes being cut - I love to have them eaten up....

samarinbooboo Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 12:34am
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Yes I want my cakes to be devoured. That's what you make them for. My sister performed her own c section on the belly cake I made for her shower yesterday.

inspireddecorator Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 12:46am
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No kidding. I know they mean well, pretty cake and all the work that went into it, but the darn thing is still for eating.

I made a beer mug all with buttercream for a girl at work some time ago and she took it home and never ate it. She didn't want to cut it and in the end she threw it out. Boy oh boy. I told her, next time eat it, it's a waste.

Lisaa1996 Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 12:55am
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I just had a customer take the Sesame Characters off her son's cake and save them, lol! Whatever makes them happy. She does say she is going to order another cake for her daughter's birthday so if she wants to keep pieces and keep ordering, fine with me icon_smile.gif

adven68 Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 1:02pm
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the shoes! always save the shoes!!

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