Yuck: Fruit Fly On My Banana Cake.

Decorating By Kellbella Updated 4 Jul 2010 , 1:28am by myslady

Kellbella Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 2:06am
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Just went to unwrap a banana cake that I had baked last night. I let it cool on my kitchen island, then wrapped with plastic wrap and put away until today. I go to grab the cake and I see a frickin fruit fly INSIDE the plastic wrap!!! On the cake! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif I have no clue where it came from....maybe from the bunch of bananas that I had sitting out this week to ripen for the cake I needed to make. I'm disgusted and freaked out to say the least. I hope there's not a fruit fly orgey going on in there. Is it still safe to use? I really don't have time to bake more. HELP icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

10 replies
myslady Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 3:08am
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would you personally eat a piece of cake knowing it had a fruit fly on it.

KoryAK Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 3:21am
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Yes, I personally would after removing that little bit. We do the best we can, but stuff is EVERYWHERE.

myslady Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 5:10am
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Me, I couldn't. I am super picky about my food. I wouldn't be able to get over the fact it was there which is why i asked the question.

If she feels the same way as you, she will remove that part and use the cake. If she feels the same way as me, she would rebake.

It all depends on her thinking and who the cake is for.

jennicita Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 5:59am
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Sorry, but a little fruit fly isn't going to hurt anything. Pick it off and forget about it. It's no health hazard. Do you know how many bug parts are in Wonder bread? Or Oreos? Or whatever you get from the store? You'd be shocked to discover how much bug you eat every day! And you're still breathing, right? icon_wink.gif

Jenny

Margieluvstobake Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 6:00am
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I would not throw away an entire cake for a tiny little fruit fly. A regular fly is much bigger and if one happens to get in my house and sits on something on my table that is for dinner, I am not going to throw the whole thing out.

chellescountrycakes Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 6:15am
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I gotta agree- take it and the icing its touching off, and smooth it back out.

I dont even want to know what all is on/in the food I buy- Heck, when I get stuff out of the garden its had all kinds of stuff on it. I wash it and eat it (unless its a cucumber, then I usually just eat it IN the garden... LOL tomatoes too.. LOL )

I pick dew berries, and blueberries all the time and eat them. And my kids (especially the two year old) will knock me down to get to the patch ahead of me. LOL

tesso Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 6:46am
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oh man... I forgot .. what percentage of rat/mouse feces is allowed by the USDA in food?

for ONE tiny fruit fly, I would remove that part of the icing.and touch up.. now if it was a spider... well... after I stopped screaming..after i cleaned the cake off the wall from tossing it away from me... i would have to rebake...

I guess it is all in your perspective... but if it was a few fruit flies.. yah. toss it and redo.

want to talk about nasty. have you ever seen a cake at an outdoor wedding !! UGH!!! especially with cream cheese icing.. it seems like the gnats love that stuff...oh look.. who put all the chocolate sprinkles on the cake..wait..they are moving !!! GAG...

jennicita Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 6:54am
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How about a bakery in the summer? I don't know about the US but here in Germany there are always quite a few wasps in the display case with the sweet baked goods. If it's too many I lose my appetite, too, but if things land on my food when I'm eating outside, it's just shoo fly shoo and I can enjoy my meal.

It's cherry season here and my MIL has a few trees. Last week my BIL picked and we got a big bowl, too. Well, after opening up about 40 of them and finding worms in around 4 or 5, I've really lost my desire to eat the rest of them. I hate having to inspect the inside of each one. And now that I know they're there, I can't ignore them. But one measly little fruit fliy? No prob!

jqorso Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 7:56am
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Originally Posted by tesso



want to talk about nasty. have you ever seen a cake at an outdoor wedding !! UGH!!! especially with cream cheese icing.. it seems like the gnats love that stuff...oh look.. who put all the chocolate sprinkles on the cake..wait..they are moving !!! GAG...




Ha Ha tesso you crack me up! Sprinkles! icon_lol.gif

myslady Posted 4 Jul 2010 , 1:28am
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When a person chooses to eat those products, they get what they get. icon_biggrin.gif

To each their own. It's not that it would hurt anything, I couldn't get past the fact I saw it there. Everyone has their own standards of what is acceptable to them.

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