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Old 09-19-2014, 12:17 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
1979. I'd guess I heard about it at some point, but since it's not relevant to my daily life, I forgot.
Oops, right 1979.

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Old 09-20-2014, 07:24 AM   #12
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Did anyone see that programme on Food Network where the Wedding Cake company made a cake that was a working model of the groom's DJ record deck?

Which reminds me. The aforementioned series on wedding cake makers talked about groom's cakes as well as bride's cakes. Is it customary to have two cakes at the wedding reception? What with that and special cakes for the rehearsal dinner, weddings in the US must be even more expensive than over here.

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Old 09-20-2014, 08:49 AM   #13
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Cakes for every occasion. Sneeze? Go buy a cake in the shape of a big nose. Over the years, I have noticed that most folks do not care for the texture of the fondant covering, so they leave it on their plate. Last March when my daughter had the birthday party for my 75th, I told her absolutely no fondant. She got a simple one layer cake with buttercream frosting. A simple "Happy 75th Birthday" and a small music box inside the cake that played Happy Birthday as you were cutting it. All of the cake went.

This country has been blighted with the "one upmanship" disease. If I have Happy Birthday on my cake, my neighbor has to have the Declaration of Independence written of theirs. A whole industry of "out of this world" decorations for a cake has risen. Folks go to culinary school to learn all this and it can take a few years to learn.

I think the most disgusting cake I have ever seen was in the shape of the bottom of a woman's anatomy with the legs spread apart, with the crown of the baby's head exiting. The cake was for a baby shower and went uneaten. The woman who was throwing the shower thought it was cute and very funny!
She was the only one.

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