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So here I am on Thursday night crumb coating a baby shower cake that was to be ready the next day for a friend of mine at work. We were gonna have her a baby shower. I had just finished crumb coating the cake that was on my counter top. when I remembered I had left something in my back bed room that I needed for the cake. So here I go off to my back bed room where I store all my cake supplies! As I return to the kitchen I'm hearing a "SLURP" "SLURP" and im thinking "OMG" "Please don't let me be thinking what that sounds like" and YES as I approached my cake one whole side of the cake was missing! My pug FROTO had jumped on a chair and onto the counter and ATE 1 whole side of my cake! All I could do was stand there and look as he ATE my cake....Now im fairly new at using buttercream so what would normally take a professional 1-2 hours to do took me the rest of the night to DO AGAIN!!!! Now it is Monday as I am sharing my horror from a couple nights ago. Tahehehehehehe it now is Funny! Next time I will lock Froto up! Here is the finished cake that took me all night to do again. It wasnt up to par but I wasnt going to throw it away and my work and friend were happy with it!

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Glad it turned out ok. I am sure it was it hit!
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Oh my gosh! I know it wasn't funny to you at the time, but I was laughing out loud when I read your post - just imagining a pug on the counter eating cake. I don't know what I would have done. icon_lol.gif Your replacement cake was great. Nice recovery!
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lol as i read my post I was laughing also!
post #5 of 36
Oh man! I've read SO many stories on here of people's pets/children getting at the cake >_<;; Maybe we should all invest in padlocks for our kitchen doors!

The finished cake looks absolutely beautiful - I'd never have been able to guess the first attempt was ruined!
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post #6 of 36
Some 30 yrs ago, I too had a similar experience.
Yes, we can laugh a bout it now but sure was anoying at the time.
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I'm sorry and I may get a lot of flack for this, but animals have no business in homes where food is produced for people other than family. Would you eat in a restaurant where dogs and cats are running around the kitchen? I know I wouldn't. Nor would I purchase a cake from someone who kept animals in their home.
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I'm sorry and I may get a lot of flack for this, but animals have no business in homes where food is produced for people other than family. Would you eat in a restaurant where dogs and cats are running around the kitchen? I know I wouldn't. Nor would I purchase a cake from someone who kept animals in their home.



But you're o.k. eating in restaurants where there are rats, roaches and flies in the kitchen....go figure....
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post #9 of 36
If you ever spent time in the average restaurant kitchen (I have) you would never eat out. Srsly. I assure you, the average home kitchen WITH a pet is likely cleaner and more sanitary.
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Originally Posted by mombabytiger

I'm sorry and I may get a lot of flack for this, but animals have no business in homes where food is produced for people other than family. Would you eat in a restaurant where dogs and cats are running around the kitchen? I know I wouldn't. Nor would I purchase a cake from someone who kept animals in their home.



I think that's a little harsh, to be honest. Would you never buy food from someone with a baby, because the mother changes their nappies? Would you never buy from someone with hair on their body because it might get in your food? So long as the cook/baker/etc is sanitary, I don't see the problem with them having an animal, so long as they didn't allow them in the kitchen while they were working or while there was food out.
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post #11 of 36
Not to take sides, but in the defense of the previous poster, I can understand where she's coming from, but I also have no pets (as I'm assuming she doesn't either). As an outside viewpoint what I would worry about is small hair in the air as hair in fur is sometimes much lighter and thinner, thus could stay suspended longer. Also the same thing for the dander? No? Also when animals do their little shake things wouldn't that kinda aggravate it? I don't expect a baker to get rid of their beloved pet, but I would kinda prefer to know if they do actually let their pet walk around inside, and especially in the kitchen. Just my thoughts
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post #12 of 36
I totally agree with BarbaraM0809 & Leah_S. Several years ago I went into the kitchen of a very popular and expensive restaurant. The things that I saw made me want to puke. After that I would not eat out for about 7-8 months. Now I try not to think about what I saw when we go out. Like the saying goes "Ignorance is bliss" and I prefer to be ignorant about what is in the kitchens. I can only hope that they are clean.

One a side note, our Local 10 news station now has a restaurant inspection report on their website. I will check this out and see who has violations before going out to eat.
post #13 of 36
I put my cats in another room when I work, but this past christmas was comical. I had frosted cookies covering my entire counter and my son had opened his bedroom door where the cat was put. The cat ran into the kitchen and jumped immediately onto the counter. This then scared him because he realized something felt weird under his feet, on top of my outburst, and every cookie went flying! Lost half of my finished cookies! I can't wait for my son to go off to college this fall so I can take over his room as my cake room. I will be safer in locked quarters so the cat can roam free!
post #14 of 36
Additionally, I'm not sure how a baby is comparable. A baker wipes their own tooshy too! Also, just because some restaurants are sick doesn't change our obligation to the customer. As the old adage goes "if another baker threw their cake off a cliff, would you do it too?"
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post #15 of 36
I put my cats in another room when I work, but this past christmas was comical. I had frosted cookies covering my entire counter and my son had opened his bedroom door where the cat was put. The cat ran into the kitchen and jumped immediately onto the counter. This then scared him because he realized something felt weird under his feet, on top of my outburst, and every cookie went flying! Lost half of my finished cookies! I can't wait for my son to go off to college this fall so I can take over his room as my cake room. I will be safer in locked quarters so the cat can roam free!
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