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post #16 of 103
That was one hungry cat.. I didn't think a cat could do that much damage..
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post #17 of 103
I think its funny really! I left a cake out one night (some years ago), was going to give it to a friend for her birthday. My son woke me up the following morning telling me "I like Ms. Janice's cake mommy". I thought he had just SEEN it till I opened my eyes and he had chocolate all over his face. The cake looked like swiss cheese from where his fingers had gone into it! Ms Janice got a kick out of it and loved the spots with all the extra frosting!

I think it is great that we all have these experiences and can share them in a place for others! Thank you for sharing your story and your cake looked great and I would have definitly had a piece of it myself!! The story makes it only the better!
post #18 of 103
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

As much as you have the right to post something, every other member has the same right to pass judgement on what you have to say, what you have done, etc.



To be fair, Rae, it's also a little hyppocritical to post a negative comment and end your post with, "I hope this doesn't turn into one of those threads where it all goes down the drain in a hurry." I mean, if someone's stated objective is "not starting trouble," then maybe they shouldn't post it. Then the trouble won't start.
post #19 of 103
Well, I guess everyone has to practice some self-editing, sometimes.

I don't know if I consider that hypocrisy as much as an observation about what can happen quickly on public boards when people make controversial posts.

I try to go back to the source--where did the trouble start, who started the fire vs. who threw the gas on it. If no one starts a fire, then there's nothing for anyone to fan.

In this case, the OP posted something that (I think) she had to know some people would find abhorent. Her premise seems to be that if someone doesn't like the way she handled the situation, then they should keep quiet and move on--a completely unreasonable assumption when posting on a forum like CC.

Many people seem to take silence as tacit agreement with what they've said or done.

It disheartens me that so many people have already gladly posted that they're just fine with what was done with the cake. So, to me, it's even more important that those who disagree with it aren't scared away from posting for fear of upsetting others.

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post #20 of 103
Just like you can post whatever you want I can respond any way I choose. I personally find it nasty and I'm highly allergic to cats and would have ended up in the hospital. I do find the stories funny of the children that have gotten in the cakes and I find if funny that the cat got into the cake. I just find it nasty that you would cut off the bitten part and serve it to your guest and that is what I said and that is how I still feel. That cat could have licked all over the cake. What is even more strange is that you would tell your guest like it's a funny ha ha "I'm serving you cake that my cat ate first!" LOL

The reason why I said I hope this isn't another one of those post about pets is because in the past people have posted about their pets eating the cake and then turn around and eat it. They were flamed and it all got out of hand. I was just stating that I hoped this wasnt one of those. I personally think the story was funny but I don't think I would have served it or even told anyone I served it especially not my guest!
post #21 of 103
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

In this case, the OP posted something that (I think) she had to know some people would find abhorent. Her premise seems to be that if someone doesn't like the way she handled the situation, then they should keep quiet and move on--a completely unreasonable assumption when posting on a forum like CC.



I'm one of those who is just fine with what she did with the cake--and I don't see where you think she "had" to know people would find it abhorrent when, as she says, no one who ACTUALLY ATE THE CAKE apparently did. Nor do I find it unreasonable to expect other people to keep their noses out of what I do in my house for my family, when they're not even part of it.

The cat did not lick the whole cake. It's not that no cat has ever licked an entire cake; it's that it is VERY VISIBLE when an animal has licked an area, because they're trying to get food in their mouths, not hide what they've done. So, the hostess cut off the portion of the cake that was contaminated, and from the looks of the pictures, a fair chunk more, just to be safe.

The only reason anyone is screaming about it being any different from, say, repairing a wedding cake that has a finger mark in it from an exploratory child (or adult!) or being dinged by an elbow in setup, is that there is an "animal" involved. Well, people are animals too, and you don't know where that finger has been or what that elbow has on it. Sure, the baker does laundry--and chlorine from bleach is poisonous. Sure, the baker washes their hands--but the kid or adult that poked the finger in probably doesn't...and may well have just been picking their nose or sucking on that finger.

People need to have some common sense when they read these things. Or maybe our biology classes need to be more extensive, because the only thing I can think of that's charitable is that people just don't know that bacteria need certain environments and a certain ammount of time to multiply and actually become a problem--and cutting off a third of the cake for a corner gnosh on the bottom, and half for about a quarter gone is taking away more than enough to handle any expansion the bacteria might have gotten to.

She was also open and honest with the partygoers, so anyone at the party who WAS bothered by it had the opportunity to refuse to eat the cake, so it's not like she snuck it in somehow, either. So I don't see why, if the people who were THERE were okay with it, someone a couple hundred miles away, sitting behind an anonymous keyboard, feels like they have the right to pass judgment on what happened.

You're free to feel disheartened, of course. That's not the part I found hypocritical of the poster we're both referring to. If she hadn't made the comment about hoping no drama would start, I wouldn't even have responded to your oringal post at all, because most of it was right.

I just stand by my opinion that it's hypocritical to post FUSSING that this is going to start drama, when one should durned well know that one's fussing is GOING to start the drama one is fussing about.
post #22 of 103
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Originally Posted by Karema

I personally find it nasty and I'm highly allergic to cats and would have ended up in the hospital.



Forgive me, but...if you're that higly allergic to cats, that eating a cake that had NO remaining cat spit on it would put you in the hospital, would not being in the same house as the cat ALSO put you in the hospital?

I'm not trying to make light of your allergy. I have an uncle who is deathly allergic to cats. He never comes further into the house than right by the door, and doesn't eat anything prepared in our home, either, and we're perfectly okay with that. So I guess I just expect that ANYONE who is deathly allergic to a cat would behave in a similar fashion and thus was not a concern at that party.

And finally, a tip for the OP: next time you need to leave a cake on the counter, make a tent of tin foil, larger than the cake by a bit. Tuck the ends under the cake board and tape the joins between the foil pieces. The cat will most likely give up before it gets to the cake, even if it smells the cake.

...also, is it possible that it was not animal activity that got at the cake, but child hands? Or husband hands? Because that IS a fair ammount for a cat to have chewed off.
post #23 of 103
Why does this have to turn into an argument? I think we all need to remember that EVERYONE has a RIGHT to post their opinion whether you agree with it or not.

Pets and food do not mix. My HD wouldn't have licensed me if he saw my cat on the counter or even in my kitchen. That's a fact.

Many of us have animals I think the lesson here is to have a "safe" room in your home where you can store your finished cakes.....preferably with a door and a lock. But, you know that now.

Sorry you had to learn this lesson the hard way after putting so much work into the cake. That stinks.

Oh and welcome to CC, we really are a nice group for the most part it just seems that PMS is rampant the past couple of days........especially if someone disagrees with the OP......as we have. icon_rolleyes.gif
post #24 of 103
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Originally Posted by sunshine_n_pc

I made this cake (pic 1) for my daughter's 6th birthday - we just adopted her and her 2 siblings in May - I wanted to make this birthday special. ...icon_smile.gif



I think you're an angel disguised as a mild mannered cake decorator.
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post #25 of 103
I feel your pain... I apparently have a cat who is so into cake that he will eat through, and including, plastic wrap to get to a freshly baked cake. I learned the hard way during graduation cake season.. when I woke up to two of my baked, but thankfully not yet decorated, cakes missing chunks. Who knew a cat could eat so much cake?
post #26 of 103
I feel your pain... I apparently have a cat who is so into cake that he will eat through, and including, plastic wrap to get to a freshly baked cake. I learned the hard way during graduation cake season.. when I woke up to two of my baked, but thankfully not yet decorated, cakes missing chunks. Who knew a cat could eat so much cake?
post #27 of 103
I'm only allergic to cats because I have asthma and it flares up. So I can touch a cat but I have to wash my hands right away or use benedryl. And the reason why I responded the way I did because:
1. that looks like a lot of cake missing just for a cat taking a few bites.
2 She mentioned that she used ganache and I know that pets usually get sick if they eat too much and she didnt mention anything else about the cat
3. I just found the whole story strange

You all can't honestly tell me that you can't remember that someone on this site has created identities to write stories they knew were controversal and had everyone on here arguing all to find out the story was fake just to start trouble. That is why I said I hope it's not one of those again. And a lot of the times the dead give away was that they were newbies.

I am in no way saying that the OP is one of those I'm just saying that it has happened in the past. Just pointing out a fact.
post #28 of 103
Oh look - a cat fight! Get it? Hilarious, I know................

Lovely cake (before the kitty got to it). I wouldn't worry about any negative criticism you get from your post, sunshine. Some people just have a bee in their bonnet about everything. I've literally seen people PASH their pets (to my horror). A little saliva doesn't bother them... haha. I wouldn't do it, but to each their own.

And at least your daughter was smiling at the end.....
post #29 of 103
My cat loves cake boxes --loves a good box--so when I make them I put them up in a closet that I can keep the door closed on.
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post #30 of 103
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Originally Posted by k8memphis

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Originally Posted by sunshine_n_pc

I made this cake (pic 1) for my daughter's 6th birthday - we just adopted her and her 2 siblings in May - I wanted to make this birthday special. ...icon_smile.gif



I think you're an angel disguised as a mild mannered cake decorator.



icon_redface.gificon_redface.gif Awwww Kate....thanks for the guilt trip! Lol! Just kidding. Yes, sheesh. I didn't even read that part. Bless you for that! But the cat thing...hee hee. icon_lol.gif
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