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post #16 of 134
I guess I have to hope its not true. If something like that did get out it that a home decorator (I'm totally assuming she is a home decorator, I don't know that for sure) did indeed poison someone using something that to me seems incredibly stupid, we would all (home decorators) have even more issues than we do now. I certainly don't mean to be hard on anyone, but using your head is something you need to do as a person serving actual food. I would never spray any kind of canned air on anything I planned to serve. I also have no idea what kind of canned air they use on Food Network, but I would hope you would research pretty well anything you planned to use on your cake. Lesson learned and try to only use FDA approved things on cake. A fan maybe? icon_wink.gif

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post #17 of 134
Royalty, accidents happen. Luckily you caught it and didn't give the cake to anyone! But typically the air cans are used for Chocolate and Sugar sculptures. And of course you wouldn't use ones that contain butane! since the chocolate sculptures pieces are typically glued together with melted chocolate the air cans shoot out cold air to harden and set the chocolate faster. The same goes for sugar. For sculptures that are not going to be eaten, you can use inexpensive Computer Dusters. But since these shoot out some chemicals in gas form, you don't wan to use these on anything you will be eating. You can purchase air cans that are food safe, but they're much more expensive.

A tip for if you're putting Fondant pieces onto fondant, instead of using water to attach them, try using Vodka or something with a high alcohol content. alcohol evaporates faster than water therefor drying faster.

Better luck next time!
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post #18 of 134
Pieces, bites, same same--no distinction. Me? I would not take a second taste. hello

Hey, I'm sorry, OP, that you almost poisoned everyone but only got yourself as a result.

However, I do have my doubts despite everything.

It sounds like something you would day dream and not really do, then write about somewhere.

You think someone could get all the way to finished on a 3-tier cake then notice oopsie, it's butane. You would be figuring out a way to save that puppy for the later date--few of us would laugh about that--it would not be funny to me. I would be pissed. I would not be happy if someone laughed about a huge error like that.

Maybe it's true.
I've never tried it so I guess my bad for doubting still yet I do.
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post #19 of 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by k8memphis

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.

And the fumes would make you sick before you ate it? No?



Um, let's see. 1) No, it wouldn't discolor the cake or make the fondant look weird. 2) I often taste something twice before determining that it's bad. 3) I use them to clean my keyboard in an enclosed room all the time. No, it does not make you sick. Especially if it's in a big house. Otherwise, you would never be allowed to use it inside places.

Also, the cake itself should have been fine. Just the nasty tasting fondant could make you sick (it would act like a barrier and protect the cake I would assuem. icon_lol.gif

Oh, and the poster has posted lots of cake pictures. Check her gallery. I truly doubt she's a troll.
post #20 of 134
i probably would have even tried the third tier.....lol....you know its like when something really stinks and you know that it stinks but you just have to keep smelling it anyway...well i do anyway icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif
post #21 of 134
You do know any can of compressed air contains small amounts of butane, right?

It's not like she confused a can of butane with a can of air. That's the little known fact that people don't think about with compressed air. That stuff is super bad and super flammable for being used to clean out stuff.
post #22 of 134
no I wouldn't keep trying it! eeewwww! I would give it to hubby and say here...does this taste funny? icon_lol.gif
seriously... read the labels on everything first. Yes sometimes we use non conventional items to make a cake but we always investigate first...
post #23 of 134
K8, I tend to agree with most of your posts but sorry, I'm pulling a yellow cake card on you for this one. icon_lol.gif Do you need a hug today?

I can totally see checking a different tier to see if it's the entire cake that is messed up or just that top tier. What's weird about that? Disaster investigation.

I can understand doubting the story - it is extreme - and thinking we need to be smarter about things (please do your research before trying something new!) but dang sister, chill. If it's false, it will come out...they usually do. lol

I guess I had no idea that some of those air cans contained butane. If you come back OP, where did you buy these???
post #24 of 134
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Originally Posted by shelly101

i probably would have even tried the third tier.....lol....you know its like when something really stinks and you know that it stinks but you just have to keep smelling it anyway...well i do anyway icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif



hehe shelly icon_smile.gif

I probably would have taken a second bite. I'd be confused as hell and would have been trying to figure out what went wrong. When something unusual goes wrong you don't always assume it's deadly! It's cake for goodness sake! And while it doesn't always take more than one bite to decide that something is BAD, it might take more than one bite to figure out what that taste is. My first instinct would probably assume I got a bad batch of fondant or something. There are some fondants that taste HORRIBLE with chemical flavors. Just taste the stuff that comes from Wilton!
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post #25 of 134
The only thing that needed to be dried is the bow--the stripes & stuff didn't need to be sprayed with anything. She said she got the spray to dry stuff.

????????????

She joined yesterday.

Like I said, I'll gladly stand corrected for possibly being an idiot but still it seems flukey to moi.
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post #26 of 134
I'm sure she sits around all day thinking up BS stories to post on Cake Central... and quite frankly with the way you're reacting, it's amusing. I wouldn't be surprised if more people started doing it to get a rise out of you.
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post #27 of 134
I missed the parts on the food Network Challenges where the professionals sprayed fondant and royal icing with canned air.

I need to watch closer next time.
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post #28 of 134
She made a freaking mistake. EVERYONE makes mistakes, and we learn from them! the whole point of these forums are to help her. Constructive criticism, not to put her down and feel like a moron.
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post #29 of 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by k8memphis

Pieces, bites, same same--no distinction. Me? I would not take a second taste. hello

Hey, I'm sorry, OP, that you almost poisoned everyone but only got yourself as a result.

However, I do have my doubts despite everything.

It sounds like something you would day dream and not really do, then write about somewhere.

You think someone could get all the way to finished on a 3-tier cake then notice oopsie, it's butane. You would be figuring out a way to save that puppy for the later date--few of us would laugh about that--it would not be funny to me. I would be pissed. I would not be happy if someone laughed about a huge error like that.

Maybe it's true.
I've never tried it so I guess my bad for doubting still yet I do.



Gosh, I can easily eat two small bites of cake, but two pieces would be way too much. Isn't there a tremendous distinction between a bite...maybe just a taste...and a whole piece? Maybe my imagination just runs wild while I live with Ethel downstairs, but I can think of many reasons why I might take a bite from two different layers of cake. I mean, perhaps they were different flavors. What if you were trying to determine what ingredient was bad...do you need to throw out all the left over ingredients, or could it just be the chocolate from layer one or the banana in layer 2?

And, why can't mixing up a date mean feeding the cake to the family and rebaking later? I read about people doing this all the time. I dont' think she said how wrong she was with the date. Yeah, if it was just a day or two, maybe she'd save the cake, but a week or a month? Totally possible.

And, again, maybe because I live in that accidental slapstick world, but I laugh at my mistakes on a daily basis and I entertain my friends with them often. And I always want to share things that can help out others, especially if it is potentially dangerous.

And if this is all bogus, why would we need to call anyone out on this? I don't see it as a post that needs such treatment, do you?

I'm just feelin' awfully bad for the OP. I appreciate her post. If nothing else, she reminds me to be careful with my assumptions and to slow down at everything I do. icon_smile.gif
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post #30 of 134
Oh come on K8. So what if she just joined yesterday, maybe she just found the site yesterday. Maybe she wanted the whole cake dry so she could transport it better... who knows. I'm sure she had her reasons. Ease up a little will ya. Yeah it is a huge story but if she saw it done on TV then she probably thought that it was safe to do at home. She made a mistake, haven't we all?! I think that it is horrible and funny.
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