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post #1 of 134
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Hello everyone! I have been making cakes for about a year and absolutely LOVE it. well I was watching Food Network challenge one day and saw them using spray air cans to dry their fondant and RI creations faster, so I got the bright idea to get me a few of these for when I am making my cakes, hoping it will speed up some of the smaller pieces that I do. Well this particular weekend I had to make a birthday cake for a friends daughter, and its a good thing I got the dates mixed up!
Well I worked on the cake, which was a three tier number with dots, stipes and square cut outs with a fondant bow on the top. This is the first cake I had made that I used my new air cans on.... well I got the dates mixed up (we all laughed about this) and ended up having a huge cake for the family. Well I cut into the top part of this and took a bite.... I nearly threw up!!! It was horrible, I mean HORRIBLE!! I was trying to figure out what it was that made it so terrible, was it spoiled? No. OMG what was that? well I cut into the next tier to see if I yielded the same results, sure enough this was the same. I began feeling lightheaded and had to sit down. I racked my brain trying to figure out the mystery of this cake... then it hit me! The air can!! I picked it up and read it, well my idiot self got a BUTANE GAS air can!! The whole time I was decorating this cake I was spraying GAS all over it! Needless to say I threw that cake out, and have been letting my fondant dry the old fashioned way since then! Thank goodness I didnt give that cake to my friend, they would have all gotten poisoned!


******* UPDATE*******
Well I guess I have a few things to clear up...
The first being yes, I did just join yesterday because I was told about this website through my Wilton instructor last night during my VERY FIRST EVER cake decorating class. I have seen Bakarella, and Cake Journal, but for some reason never ran across this one (which I liked, until the claws came out)
Secondly, some of you may think it is not a true story, but yes, I hate to say it but it is all true. The dates got mixed up because I was suppose to make the cake for March 8th, last Sunday, but I made it for March 1st... It was my error, I read the email wrong because i was at work and trying to do five things at once, I jotted "cake" down in the wrong sunday box on my dayplanner...
Next, as for the air can, call me silly (or worse, as some have) but I never even considered anything other than AIR being in an air can... I had never used these before, never thought they would have any chemicals (again, I had seen them being used on Food Network and figured it would be fine, which I definately will be more careful next time) I also have made maybe 10 cakes in the whole 11 months I have been doing this. I am very much an amature and what I know is learned by watching TV (I am a visual learner, if I see you do it I can do it) also by trial and error. I didnt get angry when I found that I had messed up the dates because for one CAKE FOR ME, and two I love making them, so to me it was another chance to do what I love.
I didnt eat two whole pieces, I took two small bites, one from each tier, and the reason I cut into the second tier is because I used a different fondant to cover that one, so I was trying to figure out if something had gotten mixed in with just the fondant from the top, or if it was all over. Curiosity killed the cat and i was meowing!! I just started my first class last night, and I love it. This is something that truly makes me happy but I am the first to admit that I have alot to learn, which is why I am here for one, and taking classes for two. I do appreciate positive (again, I repeat positive) feedback, advice and any help. Hopefully I will be able to learn alot from you regulars. Thanks for reading... hope this cleared some stuff up
ROYALTY

"Be Flexible, and you won't get bent out of shape" - Benjamin Franklin
ROYALTY

"Be Flexible, and you won't get bent out of shape" - Benjamin Franklin
post #2 of 134
While we're on the subject, they use the air cans to cool off chocolate and hot sugar not fondant and royal icing creations.

Are you for real about this?
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post #3 of 134
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Originally Posted by _ROYALTY_

...Thank goodness I didnt give that cake to my friend, they would have all gotten poisoned!



All of them? Maybe person #2 woudla noticed that person #1 was gaking considerably on the cake and in so doing more or less alerted the rest of the folks that the cake might not be too cool kwim. I mean you know the crowd--maybe all of them woulda wanted to try a bite to be sure it was as bad as person #1 seemed to think it was.

I think if you're gonna write a weird post somewhere the emotion you want to go with is that you woudla been embarassed that you served poison--most of the folks woulnd't have eaten it after the first person croaked.

Not to mention that you poisoned yourself.

I'm totally doubting yah on this one, sounds so made up.
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post #4 of 134
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Originally Posted by _ROYALTY_

Well I cut into the top part of this and took a bite.... I nearly threw up!!! It was horrible, I mean HORRIBLE!! I was trying to figure out what it was that made it so terrible, was it spoiled? No. OMG what was that? well I cut into the next tier to see if I yielded the same results, sure enough this was the same.



You ate two pieces? Nobody would be that dumb.
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post #5 of 134
Hi Royalty! Welcome to cakecentral! That sounds like something I would do lol, not that i am impatient, no not me.
I am glad you did not get extremely sick. BTW your cakes are good. Your Marilyn Monroe cake was awesome!
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post #6 of 134
k8memphis, why I are you being so hard on her?

Not everyone knows everything. Who would think a can of air has something besides air in it? Who would think it's not safe because they did it on a Food Network show? People make mistakes.

Plus, she didn't eat two pieces. She only ate 2 bites. Geez.
post #7 of 134
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Originally Posted by k8memphis

Quote:
Originally Posted by _ROYALTY_

Well I cut into the top part of this and took a bite.... I nearly threw up!!! It was horrible, I mean HORRIBLE!! I was trying to figure out what it was that made it so terrible, was it spoiled? No. OMG what was that? well I cut into the next tier to see if I yielded the same results, sure enough this was the same.



You ate two pieces? Nobody would be that dumb.



Maybe I'm the only one who unintentionally lives on the I Love Lucy set, but I don't get why you are questioning the truthfulness of this post. She never says she ate 2 pieces of cake. She simply says she took 2 bites, one from each of 2 layers of cake. I can totally see myself doing just that, in an effort to figure out what I did wrong.

I am glad anytime someone tries to teach me from their mistakes. If for some reason that I cant' figure out, this is not a real situation, I don't see any harm in it. Don't use butane gas on your cakes. icon_smile.gif
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
post #8 of 134
Man, it's a good thing you got the dates mixed up. Looks like a disaster was averted on this one. Now you know and so do we.
post #9 of 134
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Originally Posted by aswartzw

k8memphis, why I are you being so hard on her?

Not everyone knows everything. Who would think a can of air has something besides air in it? Who would think it's not safe because they did it on a Food Network show? People make mistakes.

Plus, she didn't eat two pieces. She only ate 1 bite. Geez.



It just didn't ring true with me and it's his/her first post and she said she cut into the second tier--I mean why would you cut into another tier? It seemed as if to say one could not tell by looking that it was horrid so they cut another piece? Like you couldn't tell without another taste? Like you would need assurance somehow that yes this is not tasty.

I may be a complete dweeb and I will stand corrected but it doesn't ring true to me.

And the fumes would make you sick before you ate it? No?
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post #10 of 134
Hey K8 maybe they were all high from the gas... but I will pass you an extra big spoon to keep digging with icon_wink.gif
¢¾Sarah
¢¾Sarah
post #11 of 134
What if they lit candles on top of the cake. Sorry, I'm just sadistic like that. icon_evil.gif
post #12 of 134
i'm with k8. if you don't know exactly what you are doing, stop. Do research, use your head. never just assume that something is food safe. you could have killed someone including yourself!
I'm not usually so harsh on people new to decorating but damn! Use your brain.
Erin


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post #13 of 134
_ROYALTY_--- Omg! So glad the dates were mixed up!!!! That would have been a terrible bday party! lol

I agree with ziggytarheel, lesson learned - Don't use butane gas on your cakes ! icon_wink.gif


k8memphis- Just take it easy, maybe it is legit, no reason to be so hard on someone...

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post #14 of 134
i think they cut into the other tiers to check and see if the same contaminate was in the entire cake. or as doctors would call it: exploratory surgery lol
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post #15 of 134
We can give the gal a break...

I am also about a little over a year into the cake business and mistakes are so easy to make. I would probably misread the label too. LOL

I am so glad that you got the dates confused! And most important that you didn't get sick!

We just can get wiser learning from our own mistakes. Keep the good job, and welcome to the family!
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