I gave my children's former day care teacher a cookie bouquet in 2006...last I went to her house in 2007 (I think) it was still sitting above her fireplace.
I made the cake in my photos of my friend sleeping in the bed with $ in his hand for his birthday in July 2007. He kept in on display in his house at least 2-3 months before his mom finally wrapped it and put it in the freezer...where it still is today, uneaten!...I want to make him a Nike shoe cake this year...I told him let me do it in syrofoam if you're not going to eat it...he said "no, because people have to know that there's cake in there!"
Other times, either people don't want to eat my cakes and they break down after I make them, or they don't want to cut them so they make me do it.
I appreciate the gestures, but I'm like this...I put in all this work for EDIBLE art...EAT IT!!!!