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post #76 of 103
Oops, forgot to share a pet story.

I knew of a lady who loved to eat cake batter, not baked cake. She would make up a cake mix and use a spoon and eat it out of the bowl. Well, her dog liked to eat it too. OH yes, you see where I am going with this story...she FED the toothless poodle cake batter off of the same spoon she was eating it with. icon_confused.gif And yes, she was very attached to this dog and called it her "baby".

I would have never believed my friend's story, had I not been at her home to witness it for myself. tapedshut.gif
post #77 of 103
Originally Posted by rlc23

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?

Unfort i couldnt see the cake pics, Im sure it was lovley icon_smile.gif And we all have mishaps time to time. it must be a thing with moggies, i once made several pies ( i know, a little off topic ) i left out an apple pie, And a meat pie. it was only for an hour or so, and when i came back, unbeknown to me, some one had let the cat in the kitchen, Guess which pie the cat ate? Yup, the apple pie, Completely chewed through the crust and ate the majority of the apple inside, And hadent even touched the meat!!! I think my moggies love cake as much as mee icon_smile.gif
post #78 of 103
In a place where creativity, artistry, and talent flourish, respect, humour, tolerance and consideration are sadly lacking. IMHO icon_sad.gif

To OP, love the story, I don't know if I would have eaten the cake but I thank you for sharing and regret the price you have paid for your effort. Hope you stick around....wish I could have seen the pics so I could have enjoyed the moment with you! Sounds like you had a great party afterall and now have a lifelong memory of your day icon_smile.gif

Take care...
post #79 of 103
For those who didn't see the pics, she did an AWESOME job on the cake!
post #80 of 103
I saw the photo, and cannot believe a cat did that....cats do not eat THAT looks like that cat played in it...or sat on it...but really to me it looked like someone put a fist in it.....its a shame that her cake was ruined, but unthinkable to serve it to ANYONE....what kind of comments did she think she would get from that post? SOme were "catty" and unfinnessesful but no reason to pick up baking toys and go home....lighten up and then grow up is my advice and move on. Happy decorating all and welcome!
post #81 of 103
On the essentials, unity
on the non-esentials, liberty
and in all things, charity.
one baker's 'never ever do' is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
and in other news -- "never trust an atom they make up everything"


one baker's 'never ever do' is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
and in other news -- "never trust an atom they make up everything"


post #82 of 103
k8memphis - you have a beautiful spirit - keep up the good work - levity doesn't seem to be working.
post #83 of 103
To the OP i thought your cake was amazing. Im sorry about the cat and about the comments you have received. As a newbie i look up to the "old timers" on this site, their experience in the cake industry, their experience in dealing with customers and family/friends when making cakes, and the tips they share with us newbies.

Dont give up on cake making and dont give up on this site. Re post your pictures people do want to see them. And for you looking back on your first photos as you grow as a cake maker is a good way to pat yourself on the back for the journey you have taken.

This topic has gotten off point and have resulted in a general discussion on pets and people getting into cakes uninvited. It is not a direct attack on you, even if it feels that way.

I wish you all the best in your cake making journey and your new family. Remember you only have to please and answer to yourself and your loved ones.


PS. I meant old timers as long time CC members not old people =)
post #84 of 103
Originally Posted by k8memphis

I did not carefully read every post--but this thread is a very sad thing. This was a new poster with a big heart who has been shunned in some ways.

That's cold and ugly and I'm ashamed of us.

This was a brand new poster who recently adopted three children and was inspired to create a beautiful cake to celebrate the first birthday as a family. What a beautiful amount of creative juice. What a lovely person.

What is the matter with us.

Well I did just spend about 20 minutes or so reading the entire thread up to your post k8memphis. I stopped at yours because it made the most sense...and up to your post I was totally shamed.

Believe it or not OP...this actually IS a great place to come and share information, stories, ideas and the such but we DO get a little flared up sometimes. What REALLY matters is that your little angels will have one hilarious and heartfelt memory of mom trying her hardest to make their special day even more special. I didn't see your pics (I'd remove them too with the mini riot that has started lol) but I'm sure it was beautiful.

edited to add: Please don't let this one issue run you away....welcome to CC and Happy Caking!!!
post #85 of 103
I think Indydebi hit the nail right on the head. No one was trying to attack and it wasn't a mini riot. Everyone expressed their thoughts on the matter. We are allowed to do that aren't we? Some people with pets think very highly of them like one of the family. I don't have a problem with that. I have a problem with animals allowed the roam and lick over food and then it's served to quests or family. Bottom line, yes it was funny but what wasn't funny to me was that she chose to still serve the cake and not toss it. Just my opinion.
post #86 of 103
I agree steplite
post #87 of 103
Originally Posted by steplite

... No one was trying to attack and it wasn't a mini riot.

Maybe so.

But if it was me got those replies I woulda felt attacked. As a new poster, as she was, it would have made me delete my photos and go away, as she has.

Next time, starting a new post could be a solution to the potential of making someone inadvertently feel unwelcome.

It's an intriguing subject. I have a friend who's cat licked a cake for a customer...

But I still think it was ill advised to put the greater debate onto her thread. It's a good debate but it created a jr high feel to it in some cases.

When you get into the op's head and she did this sugar creation for her new munchkin out of her heart and then we go off in a debate about a detail.

Nobody maybe tried on purpose to run her off but we did anyhow maybe.

A separate post could be considered next time the cat gets a sugar rush as an aside to such a supremely wonderful occasion and mini caketastrophe.

Sure sure we all need to be grown ups with our armor fastened securely on but clearly she had her heart wide open all things considered. She wanted to share her work not get made to feel like she got made to feel.

We shoulda expressed our thoughts on the gist of her post & started a new one about the debate.

I think we din just rain on her parade--we cat boxed it.
one baker's 'never ever do' is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
and in other news -- "never trust an atom they make up everything"


one baker's 'never ever do' is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
and in other news -- "never trust an atom they make up everything"


post #88 of 103
It was a family celebration.
The family chose to eat the cake knowing the situation.

The Mom worked her brains out to create a beautiful cake to celebrate the birth of a newly adopted child--the cake got tragically destroyed. The family recognized the supreme and beautiful effort and the dashed hopes of the little kid--maybe being an orphan there were other dashed hopes--possibly lots of hopes deferred.

The child had been the center of attention, elated
--maybe never had sucha cake before
--then was crushed as the cake was destroyed
--they ate the damned cake to celebrate that orphan child's big day
and we gotta stop saying it was wrong.


We've all eaten dirt as children--get over yerselves.

Generally speaking should we serve recycled animal feed cake?
Probably not. Although it's a deep subject worthy of much consideration.

In this case??? Bravo Bravo Bravo Bravo Bravo Bravo
Slice me up a big pice I'll celebrate with yah, CakeBuddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
one baker's 'never ever do' is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
and in other news -- "never trust an atom they make up everything"


one baker's 'never ever do' is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
and in other news -- "never trust an atom they make up everything"


post #89 of 103
This site is getting a bad rep for being snotty and catty (pardon the pun) .. I think I understand why .. my goodness
We all know there are decorators on here who are perfect, they tell us they are .. ha
I make my own cake .. one that a harried decorator with a bad cold or whatever has not touched... you jumped on the poor lady with the cat .. the one with the big heart who only makes personal cakes for her own family do the customers know their cake hasn't been coughed or sneezed on by the decorator or a member of her family .. do you wear gloves 100% of the time .. if you don't are you meticulous with your cleanliness? Do you have to hurry and clean up before an inspection? I suspect there are good ones and bad ones ....even on this site........
When I have, in the past, ordered a cake from someone I don't know, I am at their mercy as to what "extras" I get with it..
I used to be proud to tell people I love this site and learn from it .. now I see what others on the internet are saying..
post #90 of 103
Well said k8memphis!!
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