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post #16 of 219
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose



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.



LOL Not at all.....

I had a cockatiel who would have fits if she didn't get to eat popcorn with me. We had a "tails out" rule and I used a flat-ish bowl so she had "her" side LOL

The cockatiel that I have now has breakfast every morning with my parents - they always make her an extra piece of toast or bagel half because she has to dine with them.
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post #17 of 219
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Originally Posted by indydebi

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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



Well if you're not in business then there should be no problems? We dine with friends with pets all the time and never give it a a second thought, why should baking cakes in a pet-home be any different.

I have a cat, and it's not like I have cat hair in my frosting.
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post #18 of 219
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indydebi wrote:
EnjoyTheCake wrote:
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. Confused


Well if you're not in business then there should be no problems? We dine with friends with pets all the time and never give it a a second thought, why should baking cakes in a pet-home be any different.

I have a cat, and it's not like I have cat hair in my frosting.



Given CDC and pediatricians' organizations' reports on the general bacterial load and lack of hygiene of children vs. common pets, icon_eek.gif I'd feel much safer with pet-home food than kid-home food if there was any question of either one getting into the products, outside any egregious and obvious issues (e.g., the bird cages hanging above food prep counters).

It's like people without pets seem to think we let our pets roll in our dry ingredients, lick from bowls of the wet ingredients, nap on the finished cake, and toss toys in the finished frosting, instead of seeing the 'cat ate the cake' as akin to someone else's 'I dropped it on the floor and have to redo it' story, or the 'hot oven melted part of it and I had to fix it' story. Like we're incapable of keeping our areas as pristine as theirs most of the time.
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post #19 of 219
Gefion, I understand what you mean ... many friends and family have pets and I'm sharing meals with those folks frequently. But I also know that they don't let their pets lick the food before they serve it to me.

I'm not anti-pet. I'm anti "I'm not licensed so it's ok to let them lick the food" thinking.
post #20 of 219
Indydebi,
I agree with you 100%.
I know that any way that I word this is going to upset the pet lovers we have here, but the whole situation of allowing them free rein of the kitchen while food is anywhere around is unsanitary.
We used to be friends with a family that had 4 dogs and 1 cat that were in the house the majority of the time. We ate 1 meal at their home and WILL NOT do it again. The animals were allowed wherever they wanted to go, she would even wash the animal dishes in the same sink and water as their dishes. Soooo nasty. I will not eat cake (or any food for that matter) free or paid from someone who allows that to go on.
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post #21 of 219
I would never serve a cake or any other food for that matter that my cat had licked, sat on, covered with fur, etc... I go to great lengths to make sure that all my food and baked goods are covered so that she can't get to them. Like many of the others who have posted, I only do my cakes for free for family and friends, all of which know that I own a cat. I guess I just assume that if they had a problem with a cat being in my kitchen, they wouldn't bother to ask me for a cake. There's always a trade-off for getting something for free...
post #22 of 219
I'm definately not aniti-pet. I have a dog and a cat. They are not allowed in the kitchen...they know this. They are properly trained.

I lock them both in the room when I'm baking. Lots of my cakes are done for free, but never would I expect them to trade-off a cake previously eaten by cat because it was free.

All my friends have pets, when my family eats there, I have an expectation of fur-free food.
post #23 of 219
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she would even wash the animal dishes in the same sink and water as their dishes. Soooo nasty.



Ummm, I do that, but the cat's dishes are the last thing to be washed in the evening (I have a strict dishwashing protocol lol!), and I always bleach my sink at the end of every day. Does that make me nasty too? My kids are definitely more trouble than my 15 year old angel of a cat (he doesn't jump on surfaces - ever!)!
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post #24 of 219
Let me start by saying I love animals. However . . .

My husband has made two trips to the ER in the past three years due to cat encounters. He's severely allergic to cats and avoids them whenever possible. He wears masks if he's working in a home that has cats. Last summer a client's cat scratched him on the hand. He lost 3 days of work because the swelling traveled up his wrist to his arm, and the swelling continued up to his elbow. This happened within a few hours of being scratched. By the time I met him at the ER, he looked like Popeye. He had to take steroids, antibiotics, and antihistamines to bring the swelling down. His doctor told him that cat's claws carry a lot of bacteria because they dig in litter boxes. A cat will then lick their paws clean, so their mouths aren't that fresh either.

So . . . there are those out there that would be more than just grossed out if they knew a cat had touched their cake. I'd find a way to keep them away from any food that you plan to serve to others.
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post #25 of 219
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I'm quite amused by this discussion.

No one said that since I'm not licensed it's "OK" to serve cake that my cat taste tested. It was a cake for my husband and I. I wasn't going to make a whole new cake for just the 2 of us. =P

For pet owners who lock their pets up when they are baking, you amuse me too. Cat fur and dog fur will cling to your clothes. You have just as much chance of dropping your own hair in your cake or icing as you do a pet hair. Do all home bakers use hair nets? How about 3 sink sanitizing stations? How about keeping your windows open in your home? Do you vacuum your duct work? Just because commercial bakeries have these sanitation efforts doesn't mean they don't drop hair in the batter or icing from time to time. Or pick a utensil that dropped on the floor and continue to use it.

C'mon if you're a home baker, and not a licensed bakery and your cakes are for family and close friends loosen up. The cake my cat tasted for me last night got remade.

I thought it was a funny and/or annoying disaster and wanted to share it with the CC community. I won't apologize if it grosses you out in way, shape or form. I truly appreciate you other pet owners commiserating with my plight. Going to the grocery store at midnight to get a new cake mix and more eggs wasn't my idea of a good time. =)

Texas-rose - Your daughter licking the cake on the turntable made my chuckle out loud. I used to have a Cockatoo that would shower occassionally with me. That is until she bit my ear. I don't have her anymore.

HerBoudoir - Love the 'tails out' popcorn rule.
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post #26 of 219
Gross!
I've had both a cat and a dog, but I certainly wouldn't eat anything they had licked or been near enough to shed their hair on.
post #27 of 219
Im not a pet hater. I have a dog but he is an outside dog. I would let my dog lick my mouth so I definately wouldnt eat anything that he took a bite of.
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post #28 of 219
I have a little 14 pound dog and a big fat 14 pound cat named Abigail. I only bake for funnsies and don't charge. I wipe my counters down with those Clorox wipes before I start baking and decorating. I then tell the people I did the best I could and I don't charge extra for Queen Abbey's hair if they find one.
I swear that cat will flick her black hair on the white b/c and her white hair on the black b/c from the office chair in the other room. Her hair is real soft and it floats in the air and I don't even see it.
post #29 of 219
I think it's funny how many people are rushing to get onto her for this. If I make a cake, in MY house, for ME, and a Hippo sits on it, if I want to eat it, I will. I don't need you telling me what you think about how gross it is.

...Of course, by then, I'd be more of a pancake, but, you get the picture..... icon_wink.gif


Cute story though... icon_smile.gif
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post #30 of 219
Ok I do not hate animals but that story about serving the cake that the cake licked is disgusting, the one about the little girl is I guess ok if you are serving it to siblings after all kids do share stuff anyway, but guys give me a break CATS LICK THEIR BUTTS!!!! totally gross, I would of never served that cake, even if it was free, you are making it sound that because I am giving it to you , you should take whatever I give you, even if it has been licked or thrown on the floor, yuk I DON'T THINK SO> thumbsdown.gif
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