What Do You Do With Practice Cakes?

Decorating By au_decorator_76 Updated 16 Aug 2010 , 4:07am by teaparty

au_decorator_76 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 10:05pm
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I need/want to practice different recipes and decorating tips, etc. I also want to learn to decorate cookies and cupcakes. However...we don't want a lot of cake and cookies around the house. What do y'all do with practice cakes? Cookies and cupcakes are easier to disperse to neighbors and stuff but a 2 tiered cake... not so much. icon_smile.gif

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gourmetsharon Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 10:15pm
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I have heard of people taking them to the local fire station.


We never seem to have that problem. Hmmmmm....

thatslifeca Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 10:18pm
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I use send all my cakes to work with my hubby. I've sent 4 tier cakes with him to work LOL. I do some of my practice cakes on Thurs and Friday and then take them to church with me on Sunday's. I love doing lambeth design cakes and will practice on a cake then have a couple of ladies over for coffee.

au_decorator_76 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 10:33pm
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Work would be a good option if any of us worked outside the home. Well I do but I work at a horse barn so there aren't many people to share with. I like the idea of taking it to local churches and businesses. We don't have a fire station, just a brush fire truck.... yeah seriously. icon_smile.gif Surrounding towns do though so that's an option.

LisaStephens Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 10:37pm
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Take to your local soup kitchen or homeless shelter

GGx1 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 10:57pm
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our soup kitchen wont take that stuff.

KJ62798 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 11:04pm
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My husband's officemates eat VERY well. In fact, the night crew raised a fuss because the day shift scarfs all the cake down and doesn't leave any for them. I had to make & delivery a batch of cupcakes for the night crew.

Kristy

SharonK1973 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 11:27pm
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Drop them off at the nurses' station at any nearby hospital!

au_decorator_76 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 11:29pm
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LOL Kristy that's funny!! icon_smile.gif

If we don't have a fire station do you really think we have a shelter or soup kitchen?? Sad I know. But I don't think they accept those things anyways.

Karen421 Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 12:06am
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Originally Posted by au_decorator_76

Work would be a good option if any of us worked outside the home. Well I do but I work at a horse barn so there aren't many people to share with. I like the idea of taking it to local churches and businesses. We don't have a fire station, just a brush fire truck.... yeah seriously. icon_smile.gif Surrounding towns do though so that's an option.




I work at a horse barn also, and believe me, some of the horses would eat anything!!! icon_rolleyes.gif I have been sending cakes with my DD to her work, so far only 1 complaint of gaining weight, so I am still good with that "cake outlet".

thatslifeca Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 3:16am
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I guess if worst comes to worst you can pratice on dummies. icon_biggrin.gif Or you must have a police station....take it to them.

LisaStephens Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 3:18am
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Does anyone know the rationale as to why shelters or food banks won't take the items? I would think in these times of short funding they would take most anything

blessedist Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 3:36am
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When I want to do test recipes or just techniques, I use that small oval pan that came in the Wilton class kit. It's the perfect size and it's not a lot of cake to give away

SweetsDecor Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 3:46am
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I send them to my dad's office, my bosses kids, neighbors, church. Basically anywhere LOL. I find that if you take a cake to someone, most times, they don't say no and even if they "don't want it", the cake still magically gets eaten by little cake eating fairies : )

Suzisweet Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 3:57am
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Originally Posted by GGx1

our soup kitchen wont take that stuff.




Crazy, right? Ours won't take them here either. I am sure it all comes down to a liability issue. That is the day an age we live in, too many sue happies out there and those shelters don't want to take the fall and they don't care if you are a business and insured or not...they don't want it...
Foods sealed in a box, can or bag and non perishable , that's it.

I have actually thought about calling the Childrens Hospital here in the Philadelphia area to see if they would allow this and I would bring a B-day cake in every Friday, there has to be at least one birthday child every week with all of the children there. I have yet to do it but it is always on my mind when we have a cake just sitting here because I have the urge to practice something.

I do deliver cakes and cupcakes on a whim to the people I see on a regular basis....teachers, auto mechanic, hair dresser etc. and I am here to tell you, they never say "NO" icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

au_decorator_76 Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 4:15am
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We do have a police station thankfully!! icon_wink.gif They would probably like that, the 10 of them could devour a cake in no time! LOL It's a REALLY small town.

The high school is a great idea. Hadn't thought about that.

I don't get why shelters and such won't take it except for the reasons Suzisweets says. Sue happy people are everywhere! It's really sad too.

au_decorator_76 Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 4:30am
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I just happened to think about a very active fire station in Auburn. Since I'm there 99% of the time instead of at home (30 miles away) that would be a good place to start. Lots of cuties usually are there. Hmmmmm..... icon_wink.gif

Suzisweet Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 4:32am
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Originally Posted by au_decorator_76

Lots of cuties usually are there. Hmmmmm..... icon_wink.gif



cake & cuties...can't get better then that! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

MollyGirl_17 Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 8:43am
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I will volunteer myself to taste test....send all cakes, cookies etc to me at... icon_lol.gif

mamawrobin Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 1:40pm
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I've given them away and thrown them away. icon_lol.gif

teaparty Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 4:07am
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I'm a hobbiest and I'm continually on a diet, so I always send practice cakes to my DH's work with a tupperware container for him to bring a slice home for my DD. She gets upset if she doesn't get a piece and I can't send a cake with a slice taken out.

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