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post #31 of 63
I am amazed at the impulse of some people to touch things. When my kids were young, I would always remind them to "look with their eyes and not with their hands."

I came very close to that last night at a friend's 50th Birthday party. I had taken the cake as a gift. My husband and I were standing beside it when a 50+ year old woman walked up to the table. While she was complimenting the cake, her right hand and finger were slowly moving toward the cake. Just as I was going to say something, she slowly began to withdraw it. Then as soon as her hand returned to her, she slowly began to move it back toward the cake. I knew she wanted to stick her finger in the cake or touch one of the gold stars on the front. I started to say something a second time and she slowly moved her hand back. She had continued talking to us the entire time. If I had not been standing there, I have no doubt she would have damaged the cake.

After she walked off, I looked at my husband and commented on her odd behavior. He had to agree that it was a really strange moment to witness.
post #32 of 63
I saw at a bakery they had a sign that said, Yes This is Real, didn't seem to matter, fingerprints all in it! The nerve of some people!

I say cakes need a warning card, stating there is an invisible laser beam that will sound an alarm in the even someone's fingers get too close, and your picture will be taken (kind of like the redlight cameras) and then that person will be charged the entire amount of the cake. Doubt it would work though!

I think having the bride pick out a trustworthy friend/relative who wants to help out, have them stand guard. I have been to weddings where the brides chose pre-teen girls, to take on that responsibility, to stand guard and that has seemed to work. Giving them flowers to wear(corsage or in hair) makes them feel that much more special and are happy to help out with such an important job.
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post #33 of 63
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Originally Posted by Muse

Some ignorant somebody didn't know to cut from the back the way you are supposed to and proceeded to take the cake layers apart, to really get at it.



"Uh......", she said shyly, raising her hand from the back of the room. "That's how *I* do it!"

Yes, I disassemble the entire cake to cut it. I don't use the dreaded circle method ... I do it the RIGHT way! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

here's a pic: http://cateritsimple.com/_wsn/page19.html
post #34 of 63
I cut a wedding cake the same way indydebi does! icon_lol.gif

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post #35 of 63
indydebi, i've started printing out your directions to give to people, even when they only order a small 8" round. i tell them this method will gurantee the # of servings and the equality of each piece. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #36 of 63
indybedi.....I take the layers apart but I have always used the "dreaded circle" and it is messy......THANKS for the instructions on doing it the RIGHT way.... (that's what the cake cutting comb is for)......DAH....

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post #37 of 63
btw.. anyone know where i can get a cake comb??????
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post #38 of 63
To each his own I say. That's just the way I've always been shown and I like that it preserves the appearance of the cake. I just know that from a bride's and baker's POV, I couldn't bear to see an ornate cake dissected. But that's just me.

BTW, what is a cake comb?

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post #39 of 63
When I cut a cake, it reminds me a lot of Indydebi's, except I don't lay the cake on its side until I near the end of the row. I wear plastic decorator gloves and move down the row like I am slicing a loaf of bread. I use the knife in my right hand and let the sliced cake fall into my gloved left hand. I can move fairly quick this way. I like a 2nd person to be standing beside me with the next plate ready.

I too would take apart a cake that is separated to cut it.
If the cake is stacked, I remove the top tier for the Bride and set it to the side. Then I leave each stacked tier in place and cut it there.
I think a cake that is too tall to reach, or the table is too large to reach across would be better to take apart as you go.
post #40 of 63
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Originally Posted by indydebi

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Originally Posted by Muse

Some ignorant somebody didn't know to cut from the back the way you are supposed to and proceeded to take the cake layers apart, to really get at it.



"Uh......", she said shyly, raising her hand from the back of the room. "That's how *I* do it!"

Yes, I disassemble the entire cake to cut it. I don't use the dreaded circle method ... I do it the RIGHT way! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

here's a pic: http://cateritsimple.com/_wsn/page19.html



Can I please put a link on my website to your tutorial?
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post #41 of 63
Your question:
Who puts their FINGER into a wedding cake?!!!


ANSWER: Stupid A$$holes !! no exception.. Old or young.. icon_razz.gif
post #42 of 63
We humans are very sensory-driven people aren't we? We just have to touch! I find myself doing that in clothing stores--have to touch that silky nightgown! But, I wouldn't dream of touching something that would be ruined when I touched it!!!!! People just don't think! I'm sorry that happened to you. Makes you want to go out and get an invisible fence for your cakes doesn't it?
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post #43 of 63
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Can I please put a link on my website to your tutorial?


Absolutely and anytime!!

I must confess that when I catered CakeRN's daughter's wedding and saw CakeRN's beer bottle cake, my finger was halfway to the cake before I caught myself and pulled it back away from the cake! icon_redface.gif I confessed that "Now I know why some people touch cakes! It's almost an automatic reaction! Shame on me!! icon_redface.gif

Here's a thread with a great source on cake-cutting-combs. http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-399863.html

Muse, a pic of the cake cutting comb is on my link on how to cut a wedding cake.
post #44 of 63
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Can I please put a link on my website to your tutorial?[/quote]

ditto that for me........can I put a link to your site on my site too?????????
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Can I please put a link on my website to your tutorial?[/quote]

ditto that for me........can I put a link to your site on my site too?????????[/quote]If you look on the page, there is already an ok for anyone to link to the page. I only ask that you drop me an email to let me know it's linked (and that's only to satisfy my curiousity as to how many folks are finding it useful!) thumbs_up.gif
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