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post #1 of 103
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I made this cake (pic 1) for my daughter's 6th birthday - we just adopted her and her 2 siblings in May - I wanted to make this birthday special. I wouldn't tell her what I was making - made her keep guessing. I finished the cake last night about 1 a.m. I left the cake out on the kitchen table to surprise her this morning. It was more of a surprise than I wanted. I was sick when I saw the cake - I think the cat got it - there was one dog out and I don't think he would have stopped eating if he had started.

This was the first big cake I had made - first time to tier, first time to use ganache, and first time to make my own fondant. It took my at least 16 hours plus way too much money. At first I thought we would just go to Sam's and buy one - but, after she stopped crying and I stopped whining - I made some pink icing, turned the cake around and it came out ok - she was happy at least (pic 3). I am so glad I took pictures last night. I printed some out and had them at the party to show what it should have looked like. This cake business is stressful - reminded me to keep my day job icon_smile.gif
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post #2 of 103
So sorry this happened. Did you still serve the cake at the party? I'm not sure what to make of this one. icon_confused.gif
post #3 of 103
Oh My I am so sorry that is a really pretty cake You did a great job

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Been right there with ya! Was loading a wedding cake for a Easter wedding and it started to rain, I left the door open on the SUV with 3 pieces of the cake in it. Came in and was making a comment about the weather to the family when I had this thought....where is the dog? As I thought it, I knew the answer, yep there he was in the back with a little over half of a 8 inch tier down his toothy throat. Thank goodness it was Easter and I was baking Easter basket cakes and had several 8 baked! Once I was unloading a wedding cake at a house and I ask the lady did she have pets, since I only had two hands and no one to help me close the hatch she assured me that she did not and the car would be fine open, wrong, she had a cat and when I came out he had walked all over the grooms cake. They thought it was funny, I did not. Yes they served the cake. UGH. Any way I bet we all have some pretty good stories to tell about things like this.
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Originally Posted by jammjenks

So sorry this happened. Did you still serve the cake at the party? I'm not sure what to make of this one. icon_confused.gif



I dunno, it's a good icing job, but looks like that cake was for more than you and your daughter.....who else ate it? And I for one would feel much more comfortable and be laughing right along with ya, if you hadn't mentioned the word business in the story. icon_eek.gif
post #6 of 103
i know how you felt. this nearly happened to me. it was the night before my son's baptism and just finished his cakes. There was a cat who always seemed to have ways of entering the party venue (we rented a place for the party and decided to ice the cake in that place to reduce hassles of transporting the cakes). This place is at least 15 driving minutes away from our house.The cakes were bigger than the fridge so we had to let it stand on top of the dessert table. This cat would always run near the cakes so what we did was to close all windows and doors or any holes where the cat could possibly get into. I was really worried abt the cat destroying these cakes that I barely slept that night. I was relieved the ff day when I saw the cakes untouched.
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Originally Posted by jammjenks

So sorry this happened. Did you still serve the cake at the party? I'm not sure what to make of this one. icon_confused.gif



I dunno, it's a good icing job, but looks like that cake was for more than you and your daughter.....who else ate it? And I for one would feel much more comfortable and be laughing right along with ya, if you hadn't mentioned the word business in the story. icon_eek.gif



I don't think she meant she's running it as a professional business. I think it was more colloquial than that. Also, it appears that she definitely cut off the bits that had been chewed on, at least!
post #8 of 103
Yeah....sometimes it's like TMI. Too much information! Ummm, something fell on it! Yeah! A big pile o' books fell right on my cake! Aaaagghh! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
post #9 of 103
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not in business - just saying, if I ever did think about it, I don't think I could do it - too stressful

Cake was for family and friends - way more cake than we needed - it just seemed to grow as I was doing it. I ended up cutting about a 1/3 of the cake off and then just turned it to the back. Cat just ate on the front - no one turned down cake or seemed squimish. Guess some people might have had issues with it.
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I am so glad I took pictures last night. I printed some out and had them at the party to show what it should have looked like.



So let me get this right you made a cake and the cake ate half of it and you cut that part off and re-iced it and served it at a party. Then you had pics to show the guest what it looked like before the cat got to it? Ok I don't just people but that is just wrong. Who would serve a cake that a cat had licked all over and ate. Ok I hope this isnt another one of those threads to start trouble and a big debate about pets because have done this already and it's getting quite old.
post #11 of 103
Well I have a dog but he's NEVER in the home, not allowed. But I do have a little boy 18 mon old. And I think he's probably worse than your cat & dog put together. He will climb on what ever he can to reach the cake and when he does he sticks his big fat fingers in mommy's cake, he's done this so many times you just wouldn't believe it when you see him. He's actually the one on my avatar. That smile get's me though, he always hugs and kisses me when he does that too......I still do get mad though.
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post #12 of 103
I have a dog that never comes in the house, and four boys that get gated out of the kitchen when I work...and several refrigerators with locks that store finished cakes in until pickup or delivery.

I've learned the hard way what happens if cakes aren't locked up from little fingers!

Anyway yeah I have to admit that sounds kinda gross with the cat story....I prolly would have displayed the cake, yucky part towards the back...and served Sam's Club cake at my party. haha. Sorry all your work got ruined. Ugh. That's so frustrating.
post #13 of 103
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"So let me get this right you made a cake and the cake ate half of it and you cut that part off and re-iced it and served it at a party. Then you had pics to show the guest what it looked like before the cat got to it? "


Yep, that is basically what I did. We all laughed and had a grand time. Just sharing an experience - didn't ask for opinions or to get slammed. I wouldn't have sold the cake or even given it to someone if I was making it for them. Just a family birthday party! What a welcome I am being given on my first post. Thanks for making me feel welcome (dripping with sarcasm).

And, no this wasn't meant to start anything. In fact, if you have something negative to say about how gross this is, do me and everyone else a favor and just don't say it.
post #14 of 103
I think it's funny icon_biggrin.gif I remember when I had a cat, he was a family member (although he was the only family member who could lick his own nuts LOL). My family would definitely not have had a problem eating a cake that the cat had gotten to.

When I was working on my daughter's first birthday cake, I was sitting at the table turning the cake on my turntable and I couldn't figure out why there was a groove appearing in it as I spun it around. I was only focusing on what I was working on...but when I looked up, my daughter had climbed up on the table and was laying on her belly with her tongue out licking a groove in the cake as I turned it around. I still served that one...it was just the grandparents and aunts and uncles and us, and I told everyone what Sophia had done to her cake and they all laughed as they ate it.
post #15 of 103
You are welcome here on CC..........but you have to understand that by posting, you are inviting every member of the community to comment on that post--both negatives & positives.

As much as you have the right to post something, every other member has the same right to pass judgement on what you have to say, what you have done, etc.

This isn't a community where everyone makes nice all of the time. Many members won't take others to task for certain practices..........but some of us will speak up.

Sometimes it's just hard to find out that what you thought was funny & OK was actually quite offensive to many others............ icon_redface.gif

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