oh2beinxtc Posted 9 Apr 2012 , 11:57am
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So here I am on Thursday night crumb coating a baby shower cake that was to be ready the next day for a friend of mine at work. We were gonna have her a baby shower. I had just finished crumb coating the cake that was on my counter top. when I remembered I had left something in my back bed room that I needed for the cake. So here I go off to my back bed room where I store all my cake supplies! As I return to the kitchen I'm hearing a "SLURP" "SLURP" and im thinking "OMG" "Please don't let me be thinking what that sounds like" and YES as I approached my cake one whole side of the cake was missing! My pug FROTO had jumped on a chair and onto the counter and ATE 1 whole side of my cake! All I could do was stand there and look as he ATE my cake....Now im fairly new at using buttercream so what would normally take a professional 1-2 hours to do took me the rest of the night to DO AGAIN!!!! Now it is Monday as I am sharing my horror from a couple nights ago. Tahehehehehehe it now is Funny! Next time I will lock Froto up! Here is the finished cake that took me all night to do again. It wasnt up to par but I wasnt going to throw it away and my work and friend were happy with it!

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2303815/baby-shower-cake

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ljslight Posted 9 Apr 2012 , 12:07pm
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Glad it turned out ok. I am sure it was it hit!

TerriLynn Posted 9 Apr 2012 , 12:09pm
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Oh my gosh! I know it wasn't funny to you at the time, but I was laughing out loud when I read your post - just imagining a pug on the counter eating cake. I don't know what I would have done. icon_lol.gif Your replacement cake was great. Nice recovery!

oh2beinxtc Posted 9 Apr 2012 , 12:17pm
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lol as i read my post I was laughing also!

myxstorie Posted 9 Apr 2012 , 9:26pm
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Oh man! I've read SO many stories on here of people's pets/children getting at the cake >_<;; Maybe we should all invest in padlocks for our kitchen doors!

The finished cake looks absolutely beautiful - I'd never have been able to guess the first attempt was ruined!

kakeladi Posted 9 Apr 2012 , 10:56pm
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Some 30 yrs ago, I too had a similar experience.
Yes, we can laugh a bout it now but sure was anoying at the time.

mombabytiger Posted 14 Apr 2012 , 9:39am
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I'm sorry and I may get a lot of flack for this, but animals have no business in homes where food is produced for people other than family. Would you eat in a restaurant where dogs and cats are running around the kitchen? I know I wouldn't. Nor would I purchase a cake from someone who kept animals in their home.

BarbaraM0809 Posted 14 Apr 2012 , 10:30am
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Originally Posted by mombabytiger

I'm sorry and I may get a lot of flack for this, but animals have no business in homes where food is produced for people other than family. Would you eat in a restaurant where dogs and cats are running around the kitchen? I know I wouldn't. Nor would I purchase a cake from someone who kept animals in their home.




But you're o.k. eating in restaurants where there are rats, roaches and flies in the kitchen....go figure....

leah_s Posted 14 Apr 2012 , 12:17pm
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If you ever spent time in the average restaurant kitchen (I have) you would never eat out. Srsly. I assure you, the average home kitchen WITH a pet is likely cleaner and more sanitary.

myxstorie Posted 14 Apr 2012 , 1:52pm
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Originally Posted by mombabytiger

I'm sorry and I may get a lot of flack for this, but animals have no business in homes where food is produced for people other than family. Would you eat in a restaurant where dogs and cats are running around the kitchen? I know I wouldn't. Nor would I purchase a cake from someone who kept animals in their home.




I think that's a little harsh, to be honest. Would you never buy food from someone with a baby, because the mother changes their nappies? Would you never buy from someone with hair on their body because it might get in your food? So long as the cook/baker/etc is sanitary, I don't see the problem with them having an animal, so long as they didn't allow them in the kitchen while they were working or while there was food out.

SRumzis Posted 14 Apr 2012 , 2:57pm

Not to take sides, but in the defense of the previous poster, I can understand where she's coming from, but I also have no pets (as I'm assuming she doesn't either). As an outside viewpoint what I would worry about is small hair in the air as hair in fur is sometimes much lighter and thinner, thus could stay suspended longer. Also the same thing for the dander? No? Also when animals do their little shake things wouldn't that kinda aggravate it? I don't expect a baker to get rid of their beloved pet, but I would kinda prefer to know if they do actually let their pet walk around inside, and especially in the kitchen. Just my thoughts

ReneeFLL Posted 14 Apr 2012 , 3:08pm

I totally agree with BarbaraM0809 & Leah_S. Several years ago I went into the kitchen of a very popular and expensive restaurant. The things that I saw made me want to puke. After that I would not eat out for about 7-8 months. Now I try not to think about what I saw when we go out. Like the saying goes "Ignorance is bliss" and I prefer to be ignorant about what is in the kitchens. I can only hope that they are clean.

One a side note, our Local 10 news station now has a restaurant inspection report on their website. I will check this out and see who has violations before going out to eat.

pennyemer Posted 14 Apr 2012 , 3:09pm

I put my cats in another room when I work, but this past christmas was comical. I had frosted cookies covering my entire counter and my son had opened his bedroom door where the cat was put. The cat ran into the kitchen and jumped immediately onto the counter. This then scared him because he realized something felt weird under his feet, on top of my outburst, and every cookie went flying! Lost half of my finished cookies! I can't wait for my son to go off to college this fall so I can take over his room as my cake room. I will be safer in locked quarters so the cat can roam free!

SRumzis Posted 14 Apr 2012 , 3:09pm

Additionally, I'm not sure how a baby is comparable. A baker wipes their own tooshy too! Also, just because some restaurants are sick doesn't change our obligation to the customer. As the old adage goes "if another baker threw their cake off a cliff, would you do it too?"

pennyemer Posted 14 Apr 2012 , 3:09pm

I put my cats in another room when I work, but this past christmas was comical. I had frosted cookies covering my entire counter and my son had opened his bedroom door where the cat was put. The cat ran into the kitchen and jumped immediately onto the counter. This then scared him because he realized something felt weird under his feet, on top of my outburst, and every cookie went flying! Lost half of my finished cookies! I can't wait for my son to go off to college this fall so I can take over his room as my cake room. I will be safer in locked quarters so the cat can roam free!

Jess2005 Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 2:18am
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Originally Posted by mombabytiger

I'm sorry and I may get a lot of flack for this, but animals have no business in homes where food is produced for people other than family. Would you eat in a restaurant where dogs and cats are running around the kitchen? I know I wouldn't. Nor would I purchase a cake from someone who kept animals in their home.




I have to agree with this lady. And, for the same reason I seldom eat at restaurants. Also, I feel sorry for the dog icon_sad.gif That was probably a belly ache. I think if you are going to have a pet and run a business from your home the pet shouldn't be allowed in the kitchen and shouldn't be allowed to eat "people food" unless it's people food meant for an animal (boiled chicken, vegetables, home made pet food) and always served from the pet's dish so they don't "steal" food that isn't meant for them.

carmijok Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 3:09am

I don't believe the OP said she was charging anyone for the cake. She was supplying a baby shower cake for a co-worker.

If I eat dinner at someone's house that has a dog, I'm not going to assume that it has dog-hair in it, nor will I refuse a party cake that was baked at someone's home for fear of it being 'unsanitary'. Get real. icon_rolleyes.gif

Tails Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 12:01pm

I'm just annoyed that the dog was even in a position to be able to reach the table and slurp slurp slurp off the table. But then again, I train dogs and none of my dogs would ever think of doing this, so I feel bad the dog isnt properly trained.

And yes, a dog slurping on a cake is gross, and I'm a a huge animal lover to boot.

Mikomomof4 Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 3:00pm
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I'm just annoyed that the dog was even in a position to be able to reach the table and slurp slurp slurp off the table. But then again, I train dogs and none of my dogs would ever think of doing this, so I feel bad the dog isnt properly trained.

And yes, a dog slurping on a cake is gross, and I'm a a huge animal lover to boot.




ugh i totally agree!! i have a dog and he is loved but when someone entrusts me to bake a cake for them, doggie is in backyard or in his kennel. It does not matter to me what a restaurants standard/practices are. the dog was caught that time, what about the times you did not see. maybe he jumped into chair/ladder and sneezed on the utensils or work surface. don't worry about restaurant standards you have no control on them. you do have control on yourself and a responsibility to your customer. animals in home is not the issue here it is the access that he had to cake. my kitchen ois also closed to germmie, sneezy kids as well.

jgifford Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 3:04pm

We inherited my ds's cat when he went into the Navy. He's a vicious little beastie. (The cat, not my ds.) Anyway, baking always takes me much longer because the first hour is spent wiping down my kitchen with bleach water and making sure there's no evidence of him anywhere. He runs when he sees the bleach bottle come out and disappears until several hours after I'm done. By that time, everything's cleaned up, boxed up and safely covered.

I would put my kitchen's sanitary condition up against any commercial kitchen out there. And I would win - guaranteed.

ReneeFLL Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 3:28pm
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Originally Posted by SRumzis

Also, just because some restaurants are sick doesn't change our obligation to the customer."




I agree that we have an obligation to the customer for a very sanitary baking facility. That is so not what I meant. I was just pointing out that they can be very disgusting. I highly doubt that any cakers kitchen would even come close to being dirty like some restaurants. I guess I should have spelled it out better.

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As the old adage goes "if another baker threw their cake off a cliff, would you do it too?"




Very funny icon_rolleyes.gif And no, I would not follow that stupid baker tossing a cake. I know stupidity when I see it. Besides, I am a leader and not a follower!

Back to the subject of the pets. I totally agree with the others about training your pets and if you don't they should be locked in a room or outside until everything is put away. I have 2 cats and they were trained from the get go. One was a rescue that was 6 months old and was petrified of everyone and everything. Totally unsocialable. She is now a loving cat and very well trained. Our cats do not jump up on anything except the couches because we like them in our laps. They would never even think of getting on the tables or counters. We never feed them human food, ever. I think that it trains them to beg for your food when you are eating and could entice them to jump somewhere they shouldn't be to get at the human food. Our cats will watch us eat, but never beg or even try to come close to the food. They know better. I love, love my to kitties. They are our childern. They are so spoiled, except where we have rules.

Allie06 Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 3:51pm

Oh Leah S. you never fail to make me giggle. I grew up working in the restaurant industry, I know what a clean kitchen is and what a kitchen looks like to pass a HD inspection. I have 5 dogs and a cat. I make cakes for all my friends...knock on wood, no animal dander. I practice strict kitchen rules, no kids, no pets, and a thorough cleaning before I bake or decorate.

OP lock that silly dog up next time you are working!!! =)

Claire138 Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 4:31pm

One of my cousins once worked in a restaurant and he said that if people knew what went on in the kitchen they would never eat out!
(that's why I order in icon_lol.gif)

jgifford Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 4:32pm
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Originally Posted by Claire138

One of my cousins once worked in a restaurant and he said that if people knew what went on in the kitchen they would never eat out!
(that's why I order in icon_lol.gif)




icon_confused.gif It's the same kitchen!

Claire138 Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 4:33pm

I know!

jgifford Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 4:33pm

Sorry - kind of missed the joke there. icon_redface.gif

Claire138 Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 4:34pm

No problem!

SammieB Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 9:43pm

I've seen even the best trained dogs behave like sneaky little children before. My well behaved kids have been known to stick their finger in the side of a cake too! I've seen a beagle jump and grab a hamburger off a plate on a countertop that looked like she was defying gravity. It happens.
And I agree with whoever pointed out she didn't say she was a business or selling cakes from her kitchen. Calm down, please! I have 2 cats and I wipe down everything before caking and cooking. I would be highly offended if someone refused to eat in my house b/c of my pets.

Jess155 Posted 19 Apr 2012 , 2:32pm
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Originally Posted by oh2beinxtc

YES as I approached my cake one whole side of the cake was missing! My pug FROTO had jumped on a chair and onto the counter and ATE 1 whole side of my cake! All I could do was stand there and look as he ATE my cake.... It wasnt up to par but I wasnt going to throw it away and my work and friend were happy with it!




Ok that's the part that I think is honestly disgusting. I know it was a gift for a friend, but if my dog was licking or eating ANY of it, I would've thrown it away and baked a new fresh one. I would stay up all night to do it. I would never, ever serve something my dog slobbered on.

mommynana Posted 19 Apr 2012 , 3:32pm
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Originally Posted by carmijok

I don't believe the OP said she was charging anyone for the cake. She was supplying a baby shower cake for a co-worker.

If I eat dinner at someone's house that has a dog, I'm not going to assume that it has dog-hair in it, nor will I refuse a party cake that was baked at someone's home for fear of it b
eing 'unsanitary'. Get real. icon_rolleyes.gif




carmijok, I love you,But I`m going to have to disagree, If you ate at that same friend`s house and they serverd you a half of slice of cake, And you knew that the dog ate the other half, Would you still eat it? I would have to agree with Jess155, I love dogs, But thieir mouths don`t belong on my food, I would have baked another cake also.

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