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post #16 of 36
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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 have to agree with this lady. And, for the same reason I seldom eat at restaurants. Also, I feel sorry for the dog icon_sad.gif That was probably a belly ache. I think if you are going to have a pet and run a business from your home the pet shouldn't be allowed in the kitchen and shouldn't be allowed to eat "people food" unless it's people food meant for an animal (boiled chicken, vegetables, home made pet food) and always served from the pet's dish so they don't "steal" food that isn't meant for them.
post #17 of 36
I don't believe the OP said she was charging anyone for the cake. She was supplying a baby shower cake for a co-worker.

If I eat dinner at someone's house that has a dog, I'm not going to assume that it has dog-hair in it, nor will I refuse a party cake that was baked at someone's home for fear of it being 'unsanitary'. Get real. icon_rolleyes.gif

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post #18 of 36
I'm just annoyed that the dog was even in a position to be able to reach the table and slurp slurp slurp off the table. But then again, I train dogs and none of my dogs would ever think of doing this, so I feel bad the dog isnt properly trained.

And yes, a dog slurping on a cake is gross, and I'm a a huge animal lover to boot.
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post #19 of 36
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Originally Posted by Tails

I'm just annoyed that the dog was even in a position to be able to reach the table and slurp slurp slurp off the table. But then again, I train dogs and none of my dogs would ever think of doing this, so I feel bad the dog isnt properly trained.

And yes, a dog slurping on a cake is gross, and I'm a a huge animal lover to boot.



ugh i totally agree!! i have a dog and he is loved but when someone entrusts me to bake a cake for them, doggie is in backyard or in his kennel. It does not matter to me what a restaurants standard/practices are. the dog was caught that time, what about the times you did not see. maybe he jumped into chair/ladder and sneezed on the utensils or work surface. don't worry about restaurant standards you have no control on them. you do have control on yourself and a responsibility to your customer. animals in home is not the issue here it is the access that he had to cake. my kitchen ois also closed to germmie, sneezy kids as well.
post #20 of 36
We inherited my ds's cat when he went into the Navy. He's a vicious little beastie. (The cat, not my ds.) Anyway, baking always takes me much longer because the first hour is spent wiping down my kitchen with bleach water and making sure there's no evidence of him anywhere. He runs when he sees the bleach bottle come out and disappears until several hours after I'm done. By that time, everything's cleaned up, boxed up and safely covered.

I would put my kitchen's sanitary condition up against any commercial kitchen out there. And I would win - guaranteed.
post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by SRumzis

Also, just because some restaurants are sick doesn't change our obligation to the customer."



I agree that we have an obligation to the customer for a very sanitary baking facility. That is so not what I meant. I was just pointing out that they can be very disgusting. I highly doubt that any cakers kitchen would even come close to being dirty like some restaurants. I guess I should have spelled it out better.

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Originally Posted by SRumzis

As the old adage goes "if another baker threw their cake off a cliff, would you do it too?"



Very funny icon_rolleyes.gif And no, I would not follow that stupid baker tossing a cake. I know stupidity when I see it. Besides, I am a leader and not a follower!

Back to the subject of the pets. I totally agree with the others about training your pets and if you don't they should be locked in a room or outside until everything is put away. I have 2 cats and they were trained from the get go. One was a rescue that was 6 months old and was petrified of everyone and everything. Totally unsocialable. She is now a loving cat and very well trained. Our cats do not jump up on anything except the couches because we like them in our laps. They would never even think of getting on the tables or counters. We never feed them human food, ever. I think that it trains them to beg for your food when you are eating and could entice them to jump somewhere they shouldn't be to get at the human food. Our cats will watch us eat, but never beg or even try to come close to the food. They know better. I love, love my to kitties. They are our childern. They are so spoiled, except where we have rules.
post #22 of 36
Oh Leah S. you never fail to make me giggle. I grew up working in the restaurant industry, I know what a clean kitchen is and what a kitchen looks like to pass a HD inspection. I have 5 dogs and a cat. I make cakes for all my friends...knock on wood, no animal dander. I practice strict kitchen rules, no kids, no pets, and a thorough cleaning before I bake or decorate.

OP lock that silly dog up next time you are working!!! =)
post #23 of 36
One of my cousins once worked in a restaurant and he said that if people knew what went on in the kitchen they would never eat out!
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post #24 of 36
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Originally Posted by Claire138

One of my cousins once worked in a restaurant and he said that if people knew what went on in the kitchen they would never eat out!
(that's why I order in icon_lol.gif)



icon_confused.gif It's the same kitchen!
post #25 of 36
I know!
post #26 of 36
Sorry - kind of missed the joke there. icon_redface.gif
post #27 of 36
No problem!
post #28 of 36
I've seen even the best trained dogs behave like sneaky little children before. My well behaved kids have been known to stick their finger in the side of a cake too! I've seen a beagle jump and grab a hamburger off a plate on a countertop that looked like she was defying gravity. It happens.
And I agree with whoever pointed out she didn't say she was a business or selling cakes from her kitchen. Calm down, please! I have 2 cats and I wipe down everything before caking and cooking. I would be highly offended if someone refused to eat in my house b/c of my pets.
post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by oh2beinxtc

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.... It wasnt up to par but I wasnt going to throw it away and my work and friend were happy with it!



Ok that's the part that I think is honestly disgusting. I know it was a gift for a friend, but if my dog was licking or eating ANY of it, I would've thrown it away and baked a new fresh one. I would stay up all night to do it. I would never, ever serve something my dog slobbered on.

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post #30 of 36
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Originally Posted by carmijok

I don't believe the OP said she was charging anyone for the cake. She was supplying a baby shower cake for a co-worker.

If I eat dinner at someone's house that has a dog, I'm not going to assume that it has dog-hair in it, nor will I refuse a party cake that was baked at someone's home for fear of it b
eing 'unsanitary'. Get real. icon_rolleyes.gif



carmijok, I love you,But I`m going to have to disagree, If you ate at that same friend`s house and they serverd you a half of slice of cake, And you knew that the dog ate the other half, Would you still eat it? I would have to agree with Jess155, I love dogs, But thieir mouths don`t belong on my food, I would have baked another cake also.
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