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post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft

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Originally Posted by kelleym

No, it's an example of the HD turning a blind eye. It is implausible that any adult with a professional job could believe a *turkey* could be roasted in a *toaster oven*. So if it's not a blind eye, it's an appalling lack of deductive reasoning that rises to the level of sheer incompetence.


It's certainly possible to roast a turkey in a toaster oven, many toaster ovens are essentially countertop convection ovens these days that can easily handle a small to medium size turkey.


Here we go again. It was 20 years ago. The toaster oven in question could not roast a turkey, by any stretch of the imagination.
post #17 of 29
Sorry, I'm still working on my psychic skills. icon_wink.gif If this was 20 years ago that does indeed sound implausible, but then again that was 6+ revisions of the food code ago.
post #18 of 29
Well, you clearly know more about it than I do. I'm out.
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by Baker_Rose

Okay, maybe I read it wrong, but since when does a cake supply shop make cakes?


I've seen several cake supply shops that supplement their business by making cakes, retail margins are pretty thin so it's tough for cake supply shops to be self-sufficient.
post #20 of 29
The cake supply store I go to recently started selling cakes, but by the looks of their cake dummies I would never order from there. It is amazing the things people will try to do in order to cut corners and be cheap. More then likely you would not be reimbursed correctly for the cakes you made at home.
post #21 of 29
Hey Kakeladi....
LET THIS GO on by like water off a ducks back.
Im sure most would agree we do what we do as cakers and bakers because we enjoy bringing JOY. This isn't something you would be happy about down the line...what goes around comes around... At least you are HONESTLY UNEMPLOYED at this time.....the same one inviting you for the ride is the one that will be throwin you under the bus...for real...I will be praying for you to gain HONEST EMPLOYMENT....<333>< ...no right way to do wrong.
post #22 of 29
Thread Starter 
To tell the truth, I'm very sorry to say,........*MANY* yrs ago I tried to pull a fast one on the HD once icon_sad.gif I baked a 16" R @ home as my shop oven wasn't big enough. I kept a 1/2 round pan at the shop to 'cover' for me BUT.... the HD inspector didn't buy my story for sure! I was warned not to do it again, but they didn't stop me from using (the baked @ home) tier. That inspector was know for being a very hard nosed/by the book one.
That same inspector came into a neighboring food store that had been open for like 8 rys and walk straight to the employee bathroom door and announce they were shut down because that door didn't have a self-closing mechinizem(sp?) on it - yes, after they had been open for years & had been inspected amny times before!
As Kelleym said: can't understand an inspector buying that story about a turkey being cooked in a toaster oven!

I have heard stories about one inspector coming in asking for some very expensive work to be done only to have a differebt inspector come back after it's done and say NO! that's all wrong - tear it out.
Inspectors can change their minds &/or vary from one to another within the same office.

Thanks heyannieicon_smile.gif As I said, I am interested enough to at least interview, if I'm called, just ot see/know *exactly* what is expected/wanted of an employe but don't expect to accept under the terms laid out so far icon_smile.gif
post #23 of 29
Hang on in there Kakeladi...your day is coming and it is going to be so awesome...Prayin' take cake...er um I mean Care ...lol <333><
post #24 of 29
So...where is this supply store. Since you mentioned that the other one in town closed...I've been thinking there weren't any more near by us.
You can pm me if you'd rather not say on the forum.


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wife to David for 25 years
mom to 13 blessings
Nine who are still living at home that range from 22 to 4 years old.
Holly, Amy, Aaron, Evelyn, Zebedee, Melody, William, Melissa and little Tobin
and four more sweet babies in heaven.

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wife to David for 25 years
mom to 13 blessings
Nine who are still living at home that range from 22 to 4 years old.
Holly, Amy, Aaron, Evelyn, Zebedee, Melody, William, Melissa and little Tobin
and four more sweet babies in heaven.

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post #25 of 29
I know of one cake supply shop that got itself certified so that they could sell wedding cakes. They went into this because they had so many people asking for the service, who started out at the shop thinking they could bake their own...

But they did it all legal and aboveboard. I wouldn't hesitate to work at such a shop. I would RUN LIKE HELL from any other deal...I think they are avoiding the expense of liability insurance for selling foods that may well be perishable.
post #26 of 29
Not only would I no way not ever take that job, but I would report this place of business to the Health Department - and use his words exactly about baking the cakes at home in a non CFL state.

Some people.
post #27 of 29
I love the comments about HD. No, not ALL inspectors are above board. Many will turn a 'blind eye' as long as an owner pays them not to notice things. Shocking I know. icon_rolleyes.gif I mean seriously...have you not seen all those 'Kitchen Nightmare' and Restaurant Impossible shows where they often find incredibly filthy and unsanitary practices that have gone on for YEARS? I wonder why no one mentions the HD in those episodes?

In answer to the person who is shocked a cake supply store would bake cakes, at first it may seem odd--but when you think about it, it makes perfect sense. It supplements revenue and they are not really in competition with anyone since most of the customers are home hobbyists. Those that are professionals generally buy their own supplies wholesale, but they appreciate the convenience of having a supply store close that offers professional quality products for emergencies and last-minute issues.

And to the OP's issue, I'd say run! What kind of bakery would allow someone to bake a cake from their house and use that to represent their business? I mean, besides the obvious issues of liability, the mere fact of consistency of product is at issue! How do they know what recipe someone is following? How stupid is that? I'd love to hear what the interviewer says though. Please report back.

If I am ever on life support, unplug me...

Then plug me back in.  See if that works!

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If I am ever on life support, unplug me...

Then plug me back in.  See if that works!

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post #28 of 29
Thread Starter 
They never called back and I never followed through after considering all the comments here and talking it through w/my daughter. Still no job of any kind icon_sad.gif
post #29 of 29
Sounds like a lucky escape. I would still report him to the HD for sure.

Would selling your cakes from home be an option for you now since the Cottage Food Act has been passed?
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