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post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by Spooky_789

I get that too, "It's too pretty to cut." I swear, one of these days, I'm going to make a butt-ugly cake and bring it to work. The message on top will be something along the lines of, "I'm ugly, eat me!" lol



That is hilarious!!!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_eek.gif

Don't worry that they didn't eat it- and you didn't waste your time on it- you made something beautiful, got a great photo to add to your collection, and impressed the guests....so your work is complete!! Definitely not a waste- although annoying....because we all bake and create these masterpieces to be enjoyed!! Some people would rather enjoy with their eyes then mouths I guess...NOT ME THOUGH!!!!
I've learned so much from my mistakes..... I'm thinking of making a few more!
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post #17 of 36
I just bake for my family and a few close friends. When I take a cake to a get together I always have to cut the cake. If I didn't no one would eat it. They all say it's too pretty to cut. On Christmas Eve I made an igloo/penguin cake and when I went to cut it my sister-in-law said "It's so pretty and I know you put a lot of work into it. How can you bare to cut it"? I said what's the point of making a cake if you aren't going to eat it!! As soon as I started to cut the cake all the kids came running to pick a penguin off to take home!! That makes me happy!!! icon_smile.gif
post #18 of 36
When my son was 4 he loved Thomas the train I made a hill out of the barbie pan dug a tunnel and put some of the plastic track through and around it stuck a train on the track very simple he would not let us cut it we had thirty people standing around eating Oreos out of the bag!!!! Grandma threw it out the next day. It was fun for him he's 8 now and we still talk about it.
post #19 of 36
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Originally Posted by Momofjaic

When my son was 4 he loved Thomas the train I made a hill out of the barbie pan dug a tunnel and put some of the plastic track through and around it stuck a train on the track very simple he would not let us cut it we had thirty people standing around eating Oreos out of the bag!!!! Grandma threw it out the next day. It was fun for him he's 8 now and we still talk about it.



icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I can just picture everyone grabbing a handful of oreos. How funny!
post #20 of 36
Your cake is awesome and I would consider this a VERY nice compliment. It stinks they didn't get to enjoy the taste of the cake as well but whatever, it's their cake.

I've had this happen a few times at family events. When everyone gets started in on that "oh it's too pretty to cut blah blah blah" I grab the butcher's knife and hack into it lol. It's never going to get done unless someone steps up and cuts that sucker up. Then after they get to eating it and realize how awesome it tastes then the fuss over cutting into it is gone. My mom has this lovely picture of me hacking into a baby shower cake I'd made. Iv'e got this HUGE knife in my hand, icing all over my hands and a crazy look on my face. I look like I'm murdering someone not cutting a cake icon_redface.gif But that cake had to die, I was starving lol.
post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by LNW

But that cake had to die



Haha. It is its destiny, which must be fulfilled!

Ellie1985 its weird isn't it how we put all that effort in, yet were the ones who don't mind destroying it lol. I do have to admit I sometimes have to look away when cutting body part cakes... that's weird! I happen to take great joy in cutting it into bits...
post #22 of 36
There's been a couple that I was a little sad to cut into. But as Jennifer said.... it is the cake's destiny!!!! LOL
post #23 of 36
Your cake was very cute! Great job! I'm a hobby baker and once I put the work in, and it gets to its destination I don't care what happens to it. Want to eat the bottom first - have at it! But for Christmas Eve I made a 1970's fireplace like my dad used to make out of spare wood and fireplace paper with my mom, dad and all our stockings on it, My mom's no longer with us so it wound up being a very sentimental cake. My sister screamed "Don't cut it!" when I raised a knife to it. Only one of my brothers and I had a piece and no one could bear to eat it, only look at it. But everyone loved looking at it and took pictures so I'm good with that! Enjoy the compliments and don't sweat the rest!
post #24 of 36
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Originally Posted by Rosie2

I know how you feel...I made christmas cookies for my co-workers last month.They are the vintage cookies in my gallery...came to find out that no one (!) eat the cookies, they still have them at their desks on display!! ----they said they're too pretty icon_sad.gif



Rosie, I'm not going to lie, I probably wouldn't have eaten mine either, those are just stunning; particuarily with the dimentional details you added.
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post #25 of 36
I did a Barbie cake about ten years ago that was probably quite crappy, now that I look back. The family I made it for refused to cut it and just stuck it in the freezer to admire, lol. They were my neighbors so when the cake started weeping they gave me the third degree!

About 7 months after I made it I heard this little twit telling another girl that the cake I made for Crystal was dry. I asked "what cake?" and she said the doll. I mentioned they froze it and she said, no, it was eaten and it was dry. So I asked when it was eaten, and she said, last week!!! So it was frozen, uncovered, next to the fish sticks and tater tots because it was too pretty, then they ate it after it was freezer burned!
Yum!
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post #26 of 36
I've heard, "it's too cute or pretty to cut" one to many times, so I actually started a business called CounterFitCakes, these cakes ARE ALL for the purpose of displaying in your kitchen, bedroom, living room, etc. forever, if you would like!! They are on pretty pedestals and covered with glass domes so that dusting is not a problem.

I still make and eat REAL cakes as well.

I Love having CounterFitCakes in my own house. Some people just like to look at pretty cakes. I admit I am one of them! hehehe Here is a link to some that I have done.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.141062492603104.22811.141037845938902&type=3
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post #27 of 36
Brilliant! What do you use? Just fondant? Do you preserve them somehow?
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post #28 of 36
I made a 2 tier engagement cake, all choc mud, for an aquaintance and I was really keen after her party to know how the cake tasted as I had used a new recipe. She said many people (particulary the older relatives ) wanted a piece and were hovering around it, but she wouldnt let them cut it "as it is way too beautiful" and she still had it intact on her kitchen bench. Two weeks later she let her mum cut it and apparently it was still good! I felt quite disappointed - then came the order for her wedding cake, "oh dont make any of it cake, cause I wont let them cut that up either" so a foam cake was made and she has it in her house as a dust collector I gather! Yeah maybe we should make ugly cakes then they will eat them!!!! icon_rolleyes.gif
post #29 of 36
Thanks Annabakes cakes, I just use Wilton fondant over styrofoam rounds on my (CounterFitCakes), thats all you need. The glass dome helps protect and preserve the cake and I think even the colors. A few of those cakes are two years old and they still look great!
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post #30 of 36
I've heard "It's too pretty to cut" more times than I can count. My reply is "Cake is meant to be eaten", lol. I, too, end up cutting the cakes at functions I'm at, because no one else can bear to do it. I tell them to take pictures cause it's getting cut and served.

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