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A few dog hairs in fondant..what's the big deal?

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So I made my MMF tonight without incident as usual, baby fast asleep, hubby off at grad school. Perfect night. Was ready to wrap it up to rest, and it rolled out of my hands and plopped down right on top of the....dog. icon_lol.gif Dog looked up at me with a quizzical look as if to say "does this mean I get to eat it?"

So, into the trash can went my perfectly furry blob of MMF, into the bath went the sullen dog (no MMF treat for her, save the bit she managed to lick off of her leg), and I am gleefully off to wrap my cake up with the easiest stuff to work with in the world....Wilton! Aha! Good thing I keep a bag of the crusty old crap around for accents and dummy cakes! This cake will be the peel and eat variety. Eh, saves me the hassle of making new fondant. icon_confused.gif Thankfully, this is cake for the family for Thanksgiving, so no tough critics to please with this one.

By the way, the cake is going to look like a big bowl of fluffy mashed taters, complete with fondant butter pat, wooden spoon and chopped chives.
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Gotta love working in a house with a dog!! Mine is often under my feet waiting for something to fall her way. icon_smile.gif Can't wait to see the finished cake!
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post #3 of 36
Since it's just family, you could have told them the dog hairs were splinters from the wooden spoon, or that you used potatoes with skin and those are the slivers of potato skin!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

poor doggy! thought he was getting a treat and ended up getting a nasty 'ole bath instead! icon_lol.gif

I guess that Wilton stuff is good for SOMETHING, huh! icon_biggrin.gif
post #4 of 36
No hard feelings PLEASE, but I just couldn't bake or even cook if there was a dog in the kitchen, I'd be afraid of dog hair in my food. Sorry, I'm not trying to hurt anyone's feelings.
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post #5 of 36
Got to be a dog lover to appreciate that!!!
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post #6 of 36
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I agree panchaw. I've only made cakes for friends and family so far, but I'm getting ready with the detached kitchen to avoid those very situations when the time comes!

Which reminds me, I remember having dessert at a friend's house one evening a long time ago. She made a beautiful chocolate cake, with the little curls on it and all. There was a thick white strand of what had to be cat hair on it. She doesn't own a cat, keeps a squeaky clean house, and we all know it didn't come from any of us. Who knows where it came from.
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two of our friends were getting married out of state in mississippi and were making the rounds, meeting cake designers and having tasting appts. they go to one, which is a woman who has closed in her carport and has commercial equipment. my male friend is sitting there, bored to tears, while his fiance is talking with the lady, and he happens to look down by his feet...there against the chair, only a few feet from the stainless steel work table, is a big pile of dog crap, so old it's white. he's trying to be polite, do anything but make a fuss, when he notices another pile over by the supply shelf...again, it's so old, it's white. he motions to jenni that they need to go, an emergency has come up, and he hightails it out of there.

this is nothing against home kitchens, because that's how i operate, but i do not have any pets, and if i did, i can guaran-damn-tee that my kitchen would still be sanitized every day, before every cake, and little doggy would be nowhere near that portion of the house!!!
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post #8 of 36
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Now that is just disgusting. How on earth can you not notice that? Gross!
post #9 of 36
Some people have no clue about keeping a clean house/shop.
I have heard reports of people being turned into the health dept because of a really dirty house (where they baked/made cales).
Then there is always the stories the inspector from the HD has told me & the pix I saw when I attended my food safe classes. You would not believe how bad it can get.
post #10 of 36
I wipe down my counters compulsively just to make sure, but I don't see a problem with having a family pet. As long as you clean before you cook
post #11 of 36
My rotty,, she is so funny! She knows when mama gets the mixer out that the kitchen is soon going to smell like cake, and she knows the icing too.
She plops right at the kitchen island and or in front of the oven..

Then she'll give you "that look" with those big brown beautiful eyes as if she was starving for some cake or icing.....

But, I too, wipe EVERYTHING down constantly and as I am doing cakes..
I get tooooooooo worried there might be a hair in the fondant or on the icing.....

Have a great Thanksgiving....... gobble, gobble........
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post #12 of 36
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UPDATE! Hee hee....I made another batch of MMF....turned out great. Bowl of mashed potato cake coming up soon!
post #13 of 36
Oh boy, here we go again.... icon_wink.gif

Did someone mention an animal and a cake? icon_surprised.gif
post #14 of 36
When I 1st read the header I thought you were serious & it completely grossed me out icon_eek.gif

I have a dog but he knows he's not allowed anywhere near the kitchen. I think at the end of the day it's all about common sense & decency. I sanatize my counters constantly even when I'm not making a cake (my bf thinks I have ocd) & if I stop to answer the phone or leave the kitchen my hands are scrubbed before I even go anywhere near the cake again.
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post #15 of 36
I sanitize everything every night and before every cake... I have a dog but he is locked out of the kitchen when I'm making cakes, his fur is so fine and he's always shedding so if he shakes his fur flies and him being around me while I'm baking or decorating just stresses me out!
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