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post #16 of 34
I have some cookies that I made for my friend's birthday in 2006(!) still wrapped in plastic wrap and stored with my cake supplies...I never shipped them to her...but they are not rotted either!! Go figure.

I gave my children's former day care teacher a cookie bouquet in 2006...last I went to her house in 2007 (I think) it was still sitting above her fireplace.

I made the cake in my photos of my friend sleeping in the bed with $ in his hand for his birthday in July 2007. He kept in on display in his house at least 2-3 months before his mom finally wrapped it and put it in the freezer...where it still is today, uneaten!...I want to make him a Nike shoe cake this year...I told him let me do it in syrofoam if you're not going to eat it...he said "no, because people have to know that there's cake in there!"

Other times, either people don't want to eat my cakes and they break down after I make them, or they don't want to cut them so they make me do it.

I appreciate the gestures, but I'm like this...I put in all this work for EDIBLE art...EAT IT!!!!
post #17 of 34
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Originally Posted by wgoat5

Do you all remember though when that was all the rage? My MIL used to by homemade bread from people and shallacked those icon_confused.gif



When we went to Gatlinburg, we found a shop that did this to lots of home-baked items. I have a bread basket that looks and feels like ceramic, but it's made of pie dough ..... it's the top of a pie in a criss-cross pattern. We luv it so much, that when friends of ours in England got married, we contacted this shop and had them ship one to England as a wedding gift!
post #18 of 34
Ohhh Debbi I had one... they stuck it in a pie tin.. with potpourii in it.. it was so pretty... it got kinda sad looking though and I had to toss it icon_sad.gif


I also have ornaments that my grandma made in the 1950's made out of dough.. beautiful
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post #19 of 34
When I worked in a cookie shop, we had about 20 cookie bouquets on display and they were all shellacked. If you cover them completely it keeps ants from showing up to nibble on them. I also did a dummy wedding cake to display in a tuxedo rental shop, they asked that it be shellacked to keep ants away.

I personally have never found myself needing another ornament in my home. I would take pictures of it and eat the cookies.

As far as them not wanting to have it made of clay. I can understand the fascination of it being made from something you could eat, if you had so chosen.
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post #20 of 34
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Originally Posted by BCJean

I would take pictures of it and eat the cookies.



oh yeah, you cookie-shellacking people, thats how you do it! icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #21 of 34
I took in cupcakes right before winter break and MONTHS later (before April break...) one of my co-workers said that he kept a few of the cupcakes for display in his kitchen window! The idea of a 4 month old cupcake makes my skin crawl!
post #22 of 34
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Originally Posted by BCJean

I also did a dummy wedding cake to display in a tuxedo rental shop, they asked that it be shellacked to keep ants away.


Has anyone ever had ants attack a dummy cake? I've got some dummy display cakes that I've had for over a year and have never had any ants or any other kind of bugs or pests. My icing hardens like concrete when applied to styrofoam ... is that what's making the diff on why I don't get bugs and (evidently) others do? icon_confused.gif
post #23 of 34
My dad has done that with almost every cookie I've made him. He left some of the ones out from Christmas and my aunt actually ate one! Seriously, she ate the whole thing and never once commented on the texture. He got mad at her for eating the cookie. She got mad at him because he wasn't worried about what would happen to her now that she ate shellack. icon_razz.gif
post #24 of 34
I took the fondant lobsters, sand dollars and shells from the top of my wedding cake (that I did not do myself) and shalaked them and made a display with the invitation and the napkins from the wedding, I just love looking at them and glad I was able to preserve them so I could look at them!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #25 of 34
So you really want wierd. Shellac is actually food safe. The cookies are still edible. Shellac is made from secretions from the Lac bug.

Mike
post #26 of 34
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Originally Posted by tracycakes

For my nephew's first birthday, I made him a circus cake (it was on the front of the 1990 or 1991 Wilton book I believe) and made the circus cookies to go on top. My mother STILL has one of those cookies. You see, this is weird because my nephew just turned 18 about 3 weeks ago. THAT COOKIE IS 17 YEARS OLD!! icon_lol.gificon_eek.gif My mom just can't bear to get rid of it. About 7 or 8 years ago, my parents remodelled their kitchen and the cookie wasn't in it's usual place so my nephew asked about it. That cookie will never go away. It is probably petrified by now. icon_surprised.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif



Wow, this is hilarious!
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post #27 of 34
I have a relative that I made a "thank you" bouquet for and she never ate it. Same response as some of the others that I read......"It's too pretty to eat". Don't know how long she kept it, but eventually threw it away. Later, I made some more cookies and didn't put them on a stick and gave to her, so she would try them and she loved them.

When they don't eat the cookies, they are missing out on the great taste and finding out that it's not just a pretty cookie. If anything, take a picture of it and then eat it!
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post #28 of 34
Do they have it in spray can form. Where can you buy it at?
post #29 of 34
I shellacked some dress cookies that I made and they are in - get this - a display case. I don't display them mind you, my father does - at his dry cleaning store!

I just sprayed on a varnish so they wouldn't attract bugs...
post #30 of 34
I can relate and take it as a compliment when people hesitate to eat my cookies. That being said, I hate to hear it. People actually avoid eating them because they are so pretty. I always respond when someone tells me how pretty they looked with, "How did they taste?" If they didn't taste good, then it wasn't worth my time.
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