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a weird request..please help

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Okay so now the customer has changed her mind...again...first she wanted a cake with camoflauge, bugs, and cars (i posted a request on that last month)

now she wants the cake to be all camoflauge and have bugs (fake ones of course!!!) on the inside when you cut the cake open. Is that possible?
Wouldn't little plastic bugs melt when I cooked the cake?

any ideas?

thanks a bunch.
Christina
post #2 of 28
??????????????Maybe you can make little pot holes in the cake once you have baked it. And if you are going to put a filling it, get it to the stage right before you ice it. Add your bugs and fill back in with cake and then ice it??????????????????????????? icon_confused.gif
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post #3 of 28
This is just a suggestion I do not know if it will help. But why not torte the cake or cut each layer in half ice the layers and put the bugs between them. I do not know if that will help but its the only way I can think of you could do it. Your right little plastic bugs would melt if cooked in the oven.
post #4 of 28
Thread Starter 
cake rookie - yeah, that sounds good. I didn't even think about cutting each layer. I was thinking just placing in the icing when I put the two rounds together.

briansbaker - so I would hollow out little holes..put in a bug..and then fill back with the cake I took out originally?

She stills doesn't know if she wants a sheet cake or round. if she desides on a sheet cake I would need to do the 'pot holes'
post #5 of 28
I do not know how big your bugs are. But you could use a melon baller. Scoop out the ball put in the bug. You could use the balls as decorations or something. If the bugs are small enough you might even be able to put the ball back in the hole. Just an idea.
post #6 of 28
I just think putting them in the cake at all is a bad idea. The people may not see them and end up with a choking episode. I would call that customer back and explain the hazard it would pose and tell her I would not do that.
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post #7 of 28
Find gummy worms or something you could use those.
post #8 of 28
I agree ....I don't think plastic bugs concealed in the cake is a good idea at all. How can someone sit back and enjoy a piece of cake if they know they have to watch for bits of plastic and if they dont know it could be hazzardous to teeth or even cause a choking disaster.If you DO decide to accommodate the customer and add the bugs inside maybe you could make them out of something edible? If not..make them sign something that you arent responsible...and I still dont know if that would save you from being liable. icon_confused.gif
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post #9 of 28
I wouldn't do it at all, and I think pretty much anything edible will either melt or dissolve or just not look like a bug anymore when it's covered with blobs of icing or chunks of cake.

I can just see a dozen 6 year olds choking on little bugs. Not a pleasant thought if you want to keep your house!

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post #10 of 28
EXACTLY icon_biggrin.gif
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post #11 of 28
Thread Starter 
My first thought was they would say, "what the 'heck' is that!!!!" and spit it out. I don't think i would want that kind of reaction!

I didn't think of them chocking!! OH MY!!

You are right. I will not be doing this cake.
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post #12 of 28
Maybe the customer would settle for bugs peeking out of the cake so you could just push them into the frosting a little bit with their heads and bodies sticking out like they are escaping from the cake. icon_eek.gif

Joan
post #13 of 28
I liked cake rookies Ideas about gummy worms.... Ive seen other molds maybe you could make some they they are super easy and cheap and you could maybe mix in the filling in the middle.....
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post #14 of 28
Over in England you can also get gummy bugs. They're sold under the trade name of bursting bugs. When you bite into them 'blood' comes gushing out
post #15 of 28
EWWW!!! That's sounds gross--Kids will love them!
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