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post #1 of 219
Thread Starter 
Ok, so I know I have a cat that loves carbs. Actually I have 2 of them. Several months ago I made a cake, the 2nd one because the first one came out and looked like an earthquake hit. I didn't have room on the counter to let it cool it was a half sheet cake so I left it on the dining table to cool. I came in and saw a heart shape carved into the corner. I thought my husband was being cute since he knews I cut off the top of the cake anyway. Turns out he didn't do it which only left a cat getting on the table and creatively eating 2 bits that looked like a heart. The cake was salvageable as I had to cut it off anyway.

Ever since that cake I've been very careful not to leave edible cake things on the table. Until tonight! I made a cake, it was perfect. 9" round and gorgeous. I sat on the couch while it cooled and kept the more likely of the 2 suspects close at hand while the cake was cooling. When I got up to to check the check no less than 1 cup of cake was gone from my beautiful round cake. =( Now I know it wasn't my small trouble maker since I kept her with me in the living room. It was my big fat round tubby cat. She quietly snuck up on the table and had time to eat a lot of cake. I never even heard her. My husband said, now you know why she's so tubby.

Moral of the story, get more counter space or cover the cakes when they are cooling.

The culprit is below.

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And now I have to make another 9" round layer along with 2 12" layers. It's too late tonight I was hoping to be icing the 9" cake while the 12" was baking. It's a good thing she's cute. icon_twisted.gif
Deb G.
Deb G.
post #2 of 219
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with a curious (and hungry) cat. I always keep everything covered since it's impossible to confine the cat, since she thinks she owns the house. And I say the same exact thing...."It's a good thing she's cute."
post #3 of 219
That's why pets are generally not allowed in homes with licensed bakeries.
Cake. So many flavors, so little time.
Cake. So many flavors, so little time.
post #4 of 219
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oh my......
look at that innocent face!!!! icon_confused.gif ?
how can you blame her
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post #5 of 219
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Originally Posted by JoAnnB

That's why pets are generally not allowed in homes with licensed bakeries.



Ditto!!
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post #6 of 219
Our baked goods are safe enough in the middle of the dining room table or the kitchen counters. God help you if you put it close enough to the edge for them to get at without putting paws on the table, though!
post #7 of 219
I had a cat like that. She loved cake AND buttercream. No uncovered cake was safe, whether on the counter or kitchen table. She got to take a plane trip to live out her golden years with my mom. icon_twisted.gif
post #8 of 219
Thread Starter 
I completely understand the rules for licensed bakeries and homes and such. That's why I don't sell my cakes or run a business selling cakes. there is no way I could keep my pets out of my space, even if I had a separate locked room with commercial appliances and a license. If and when I get the opportunity to bake and sell cakes, I will have to find space away from home.

Innocent.... *laugh* nothing innocent about Sassy, that's for sure. icon_lol.gif
Deb G.
Deb G.
post #9 of 219
Teee hee hee.... icon_lol.gif
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Baking is life's true Joy!
Be the change you want to see in the world!!!

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you mean the world.

Baking is life's true Joy!
post #10 of 219
If the cat ate part of the cake wouldnt you just throw the whole thing away? What if it licked other parts or there was a hair on it that you couldnt see.......sorry Im not a pet person so Im kinda paranoid
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post #11 of 219
I have pets and I realize stuff happens, but if my cat ate part of my cake, I wouldn't just cut that part off and still serve it....yuck!

To each their own....
post #12 of 219
i had a cat years ago that would know if you had a donut or a piece of cake.. didn't matter what part of the house you were in and she was in lol.. she Knew.. and you Had to share a little bit of it with her- then she'd leave you And the pastry safely alone lol.. she'd leave fish bones on the kitchen counter alone.. didn't eat chicken.. but gosh darn it if you had a donut - that was hers (hehe)


few years before that- was my kids's great grandma's bday (which falls on christmas eve Also our anniversary) etc.. so i thought- what to give grandma who has everything and doesn't need anything (her words lol)

so i colored up four shades of icing in bag, took a 10 inch two layer cake and made an X on the cake dividing its surface in to four sections.. each one of the great grandkids (there were four there lol) got a bag of frosting and decorated it in front of GreatGrandma.. also we videotaped it as a gift.

well later on the cake was put on the counter and one of my sister inlaw's cats got up and licked the Yellow frosting...


i think it happend again some years later.. so we have this running joke in the family not to use yellow frosting lol..
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post #13 of 219
My daughter did it before...I had left the cake on the turntable and she climbed up and stuck her tongue out and spun the turntable until she wore a groove in the icing. It was her birthday cake and we still served it icon_biggrin.gif We just made sure that only family got an outside piece...our guests got the non-licked pieces.

When I had cats, they never ate cake...but they did eat some strange things. I had one who ate refried beans (had to put him outside afterwards!!!), another who ate tinsel which comes out looking the same, and one who would pick up his can of cat food with his mouth and jump on top of the kitchen table so he could eat dinner with us. (he also thought he would breastfeed when we had our daughter, and he had to go live with some friends on a ranch because he wouldn't take no for an answer).

It's funny how we get so used to our pets but things sound gross to other people...for example I have a parakeet who takes showers with me and I bet that sounds disgusting to a lot of people.
post #14 of 219
Man that would absolutly eeeerkk me if my cat did that. I couldn't live with myself if I didn't bake another cake. Fortunately for me my cat doesn't like cake. He is 14 yrs old and unable to jump on anything except the sofa. He really doesn't like eating anything except his food, pounce treats and tuna...I wonder how he got so fat icon_rolleyes.gif He weighs 19 lbs.
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post #15 of 219
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Originally Posted by EnjoyTheCake

I completely understand the rules for licensed bakeries and homes and such. That's why I don't sell my cakes or run a business selling cakes.


I appreciate you sharing this info, but as a friend or a sister or a co-worker, etal, I wouldn't want a free cake that a cat had licked, eaten, or shed cat hair on, either.

I just can't figure out the logic of if you're not legal/licensed, then it's ok for dogs/cats to contaminate a cake or a food prep area. icon_confused.gif
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