Why Edible Decoration? Just Found Out The Answer :0

Decorating By cakelove2105 Updated 21 Feb 2014 , 5:09pm by mgreen44

cakelove2105 Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 12:29am
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AThe other day I asked here why I was bothering to make all my decoration edible (fondant, gum paste, etc..) if people would commonly not eat them; some of the people even peel off the fondant covering the cake., well, I just found out the answer myself. Last saturday I made a big red bull out of fondant to decorate my little brother's birthday cake. There wasnt a lot of people at his birthday party so I asked him what happened to the rest of the cake. He told me he's been eating a piece of it every day, which didn't surprise me because I know he's a gourmand.

Well, I also asked about the bull. Since he liked it a lot and because it harden enough, I figured he would keep it somewhere in his room (at least for a little while). Well, I was wrong; he told me he had already ate the horns and that he would eat the rest of it too  :o I got speechless and thanked God I made it all edible. Smh! Now I know why we should make our cake decoration as edible as possible. .. o.o

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mcaulir Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 12:53am
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I'm confused - I assume he ate it because he couuld see that it was made of fondant. I assume he wouldn't have attempted to eat it if it was made of plastic?

 

People, kids especially, eat the fondant decorations off my cakes all the time.

ellavanilla Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 1:06am
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LOL my niece ate a "Sebastian" character that was drying for her "Under the Sea" Cake. It was so pretty too, and all that was left were a few claws. It looked like a massacre. When asked why, her response? "Because he was delicious."

 

duh.

 

LOL

cakelove2105 Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 1:26am
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I'm confused - I assume he ate it because he couuld see that it was made of fondant. I assume he wouldn't have attempted to eat it if it was made of plastic?

People, kids especially, eat the fondant decorations off my cakes all the time.

Yes, you're right! But I couldve added some non-edible details, or even added some chemicals to the fondant, or not made it with fresh fondant or not worked it clean (just an example) as I assumed no one would eat it. Crossed my mind to make the details with a marker, yes a real one, as the bull details were hard to make in fondant. Thank God I decided to make numbers (his age) on the bull's face instead. Bare with me please , im still a newby :)

cakelove2105 Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 1:32am
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Original message sent by ellavanilla

LOL my niece ate a "Sebastian" character that was drying for her "Under the Sea" Cake. It was so pretty too, and all that was left were a few claws. It looked like a massacre. When asked why, her response? "Because he was delicious."

duh.

LOL

Lol I asked my brother *why are u eating it *and he said , *well, it tastes like candy* lol

reginaherrin Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 2:37am
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I try to make everything edible as well, sometimes its not possible, but since it is cake most people expect everything to be edible as well.  If there is something non edible I do tell them and even if it is edible I tell them they can keep it as a keepsake, which I know some do but guessing most of the kids will try to eat it first. 

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 4:51pm
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The only non-edible items I've ever put on a cake are (1) traditional flower candleholders (why are those damned things so hard to find these days!) and the candles therein, and (2) the laminated paper phonograph record (mounted on a small plastic tumbler) inserted in the center hole (it was a pound cake baked in a Bundt mold) of my dad's 78th birthday cake.

 

The way you talk about "details" on the bull makes me wonder, "details" as in the bull was "anatomically correct"? Or is my dirty mind just working overtime?

cakelove2105 Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 8:00pm
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Originally Posted by hbquikcomjamesl 
 

The only non-edible items I've ever put on a cake are (1) traditional flower candleholders (why are those damned things so hard to find these days!) and the candles therein, and (2) the laminated paper phonograph record (mounted on a small plastic tumbler) inserted in the center hole (it was a pound cake baked in a Bundt mold) of my dad's 78th birthday cake.

 

The way you talk about "details" on the bull makes me wonder, "details" as in the bull was "anatomically correct"? Or is my dirty mind just working overtime?

Yeah, I made the Chicago Bulls Logo, and I was trying to get the features on the face of bull like eyes, mouths etc...

shanter Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 9:38pm
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Originally Posted by cakelove2105 

...." I assumed no one would eat it. "
Never assume. (I remember that from a Spencer Tracy-Katherine Hepburn film.)
hbquikcomjamesl Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 9:44pm
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When you assume, you make an <Equus ASiniuS> out of yoU  and ME.

cakelove2105 Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 10:49pm
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Yeah, I learned the lesson :)

mgreen44 Posted 21 Feb 2014 , 5:09pm
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AI was told at my first wilton fondant/gumpaste class that no one would eat gumpaste. So I made my bow and sure enough my boyfriend was eating it. I had planned on using it for my final cake and everything. People say no one loves the taste of fondant but he tries to sneak pieces to eat when I'm decorating!

I also had a little two year old who when asked if he wanted to open presents thought that meant the little fondant present Mickey was holding on his cake. He cried and refused to open his actual ones until his mom gave it to him, then he ate the whole thing! I'm not a big fan myself but there are people (kids especially) who really like it!

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