Originally Posted by BlakesCakes
In this case, the OP posted something that (I think) she had to know some people would find abhorent. Her premise seems to be that if someone doesn't like the way she handled the situation, then they should keep quiet and move on--a completely unreasonable assumption when posting on a forum like CC.
I'm one of those who is just fine with what she did with the cake--and I don't see where you think she "had" to know people would find it abhorrent when, as she says, no one who ACTUALLY ATE THE CAKE apparently did. Nor do I find it unreasonable to expect other people to keep their noses out of what I do in my house for my family, when they're not even part of it.
The cat did not lick the whole cake. It's not that no cat has ever licked an entire cake; it's that it is VERY VISIBLE when an animal has licked an area, because they're trying to get food in their mouths, not hide what they've done. So, the hostess cut off the portion of the cake that was contaminated, and from the looks of the pictures, a fair chunk more, just to be safe.
The only reason anyone is screaming about it being any different from, say, repairing a wedding cake that has a finger mark in it from an exploratory child (or adult!) or being dinged by an elbow in setup, is that there is an "animal" involved. Well, people are animals too, and you don't know where that finger has been or what that elbow has on it. Sure, the baker does laundry--and chlorine from bleach is poisonous. Sure, the baker washes their hands--but the kid or adult that poked the finger in probably doesn't...and may well have just been picking their nose or sucking on that finger.
People need to have some common sense when they read these things. Or maybe our biology classes need to be more extensive, because the only thing I can think of that's charitable is that people just don't know that bacteria need certain environments and a certain ammount of time to multiply and actually become a problem--and cutting off a third of the cake for a corner gnosh on the bottom, and half for about a quarter gone is taking away more than enough to handle any expansion the bacteria might have gotten to.
She was also open and honest with the partygoers, so anyone at the party who WAS bothered by it had the opportunity to refuse to eat the cake, so it's not like she snuck it in somehow, either. So I don't see why, if the people who were THERE were okay with it, someone a couple hundred miles away, sitting behind an anonymous keyboard, feels like they have the right to pass judgment on what happened.
You're free to feel disheartened, of course. That's not the part I found hypocritical of the poster we're both referring to. If she hadn't made the comment about hoping no drama would start, I wouldn't even have responded to your oringal post at all, because most of it was right.
I just stand by my opinion that it's hypocritical to post FUSSING that this is going to start drama, when one should durned well know that one's fussing is GOING to start the drama one is fussing about.