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dilemma, advice needed on a cake please

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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
firstly i ordered a cake to be made from a lady that is local for my sons party which will be this saturday, on tuesday i gave her a deposit for half the price of the cake as she said some people order them then dont get bk in touch. i was getting excited and am due to pick cake up later on tomoz at lunch and i have just been reading her fb page to find a comment some1 posted on her wall saying i hear your husband passed the lurgy onto you, hope your better soon etc etc, and she replied that shes had loads of orders this week so she has just been getting on with it.
so my dilemma is do i just go and pick up the cake and pay the remainder of the money and serve the cake to the kids on saturday, or do i confront the lady and say that ive heard that shes had the lurgy, what would everyone else do, please dont be harsh just after advice im not totally sure on what the lurgy is ive heard it could be flu, thanks in advance xx
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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago

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I'd go the route of telling her to keep the cake and the deposit, if her cakes have the lurgy then so will the cash now

P.S actually i'm not sure how i'd approach it quite an embarrasing situation to be in lol

What's your gut instinct?
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I'm just thankful I took my "turn around, touch the ground, no returns, injection for life" when i was 6.
Send her a message on facebook.
it would be a real disappointment to not accept the cake as my son loves toystory and its been planned for a few weeks, im not sure if i will be able to get the deposit bk as she will of probably of finished the cake by now, but most of all i dont want the burden of 40 odd kiddies parents saying that their kid has caught summet from the party, i know that illnesses happen all the time and sometimes cant be avoided. if i did get in touch with her i wouldnt really know how to approach the subject
Sorry have to disagree, I'd ask her to be clear she should not be preparing food for sale whilst I'll or even it lingering round. Ask her what the issue is and if there is a problem she should have notified you beforehand.
I found a blue plaster inside some malt loaf once. Could be worse.
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1)Ask her if she mixed the lurgy into the cake.
2)if she says yes, then ask her if it died in the oven.
Based on these questions a sound conclusion can be made.
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link to facebook page or youre lieing
1)Ask her if she mixed the lurgy into the cake. 2)if she says yes, then ask her if it died in the oven.Based on these questions a sound conclusion can be made.

you forgot question 3

3 ask her if she made a full recover from the lurgy while the cake was baking so she couldn't reinfect it

my bad!... also if lurgy was used in the icing mix to decorate.
The flu virus would only survive on the surface of a cake for about 20mins. Judging by how long it survives on similar surfaces. I Think the likelihood of you getting anything will be small.

Plus we have some pretty potent stomach acid that should finish the job.

Edited By: maximoshark on Feb 25, 2011 01:56
countless amounts of food you have already eaten has been prepared by people with worst diseases than the lurgy

And in Maccy D's they spat in your burger, but they probably had venereal diseases.
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I wouldn't read too much into what you read on facebook, it could have been she was avoiding going for a drink with friends so said she wasn't well or something.

If cake making is something she is known for and makes a living from, she wouldn't want kids getting ill as that would harm her reputation and cost her. As has been said already, you and the kids have probably eaten worse. For instance, the kids at the party, do you know how likely it is that at least one will have thread worm eggs under their nails and pass them during playing/eating?
Exposing your kids to bacteria is good anyway. With all this dettol, kills all known bacteria including swine flu, protect your kids, and all that crap, eventually kids will never be able to build up an immunity to anything as they never caught any bugs. It's probably far better for the kids to catch bugs than it is to constantly keep them in bubble wrap. Was an article in the news not long ago about a mother giving her child rickets through constantly applying spf 50 suncream to her child. The child's skin did not get enough sunlight to produce vitamin d (rickets = vitamin d deficiency) and so the mother's protective aims caused more harm than good.
as above the virus won't last long outside the body. Plus she will have baked it and i'm sure she washes her hands wears gloves and is very hygenic do not worry about it.
Whats 'the lurgy'?

I'm thick :p
If both parents have a cold,do they employ a agency cleaner,nanny & cook ?

If the kid already has serious health issues then it could be a problem,but he's not so relax.
Whats 'the lurgy'?

I'm thick :p
It's a thing that intelligent people have,you don't need to know any-more.:p
Whats 'the lurgy'?

I'm thick :p

I genuinely don't know either - first result:

Nasty stuff in the mix would die in the oven and anything on the icing wouldn't last long.

Besides children are supposed to be exposed to stuff. The kids would have been in contact with much nastier stuff just touching a door handle in a public place.
If you got the lurgy tomorrow, would you still go to your son's party??? They're exposed to "the lurgy" everyday at school so wouldn't have thought that a few bugs breathed over a birthday cake would make much difference. If she had a major infectious disease then perhaps, but not just the lurgy.
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most of you are right with your comments that they are exposed to stuff daily that we have no control over, like constantly touching things like handles and being with other kids that still get sent to school unwell etc, i dont over protect my kids i have a clean and tidy home and i like to keep them clean and well but i deffo dont have ocd, if the kids wanna get dirty in garden and spill food on themselves etc then i dont have a melt down over it, but im an adult and a mother of 2 and i was just wondering that me knowing this information and wanted some advice from a range of people before i accept the cake.
So what are you going to do then?

I used to eat coal out of the mud in the garden, my brother worms out of the mud in the garden...I turned out rather normal some might argue otherwise but I blame that on my nutty Mum.
I bet you will cut the cake after your kid has 'blowed the candles' and spat all over it and give everyone a slice of cake with spit on to eat


Edited By: DAMNOME on Feb 25, 2011 19:12
Depends what the lurgy is. If it's cold/flu then I wouldn't consider her nor the cake to be a problem - half the people at the party will probably have it!!

On the other hand, if the lurgy is food poisoning, then I would ring and ask and not accept the cake plus get the deposit back. I reckon that health and safety regs would preclude her from making cakes if she has a diarrhoeal illness for instance. She might even be happy not to have to do the cake, if she is in fact ill.

Edited By: chesso on Feb 25, 2011 19:18
I bet you will cut the cake after your kid has 'blowed the candles' and spat all over it and give everyone a slice of cake with spit on to eatyum

lol, so true ,,,,,,,every party we have had for both our kids when you bring the cake out they all crowed around and blow /spit on the cake ,,,,,,,yum :D
To be honest when i first read op and it said ' your husband has passed on the lurgy to you ' i thought it was something down below, lol
I bet you will cut the cake after your kid has 'blowed the candles' and spat all over it and give everyone a slice of cake with spit on to eat


Wife's grandad spat all over his birthday cake, thing is he did it on purpose yet everyone including myself ate it :(

Edited By: lumoruk on Feb 25, 2011 19:33

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