Jun 1, 2014

24 CONTAMINATED CAKE

Did you know that blowing out candles on a cake contaminates it? Oh yes, it does, the bacteria/germs/spittle from the mouths of blower(s) settles unto the cake contaminating it. Thus bacteria , viruses etc., can be passed fairly quickly from one person to another.cake and candles

I guess some traditions can be harmful to one’s health, who would have thunk it huh?  Before reading up on food contaminants I never even considered it.

Here are some alternative options

ü  Have a small individual cupcake made with a candle for the birthday person to blow out

ü  Use a transparent sanitary cake cover with a removable candle deck (candles does not puncture the cake), which protects the cake from contamination during blowing out of celebratory candles.

ü  Have one slice of the cake removed; decorated separately to the occasion (happy birthday, anniversary etc.,) and have that piece with candles for the person to blow out, that piece is their piece to eat.

24 comments:

  1. Wow! This just took all of the fun out of a birthday cake. :-)

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    1. I know right, well it just means we have to seek alternative ways to have candle on the cake. I like the idea of a slice or a cup cake with the candle for the birthday person.

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  2. LMBO, there are so many things we do day in and day out that are just flat out gross. At least there are alternatives to this aside from not having candles at all.

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    1. True enough. That's the beauty being able to think outside the books, one can always come up with inventive alternatives and still have fun!

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  3. This is a very informative post and I never really thought much about it before now. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Yeah, me too, never really ga e it much deep though before doing this post. I mean it did cross my mind a time or too but it was quickly dismissed. Now am thinking, "self-care". You know it is said that "an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure."

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  4. It has been a very long while I saw anyone blow off candles on a cake....thank you for this information

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    1. Your welcome. Most people are not so hot on purchasing those cancleds only to throw then out 30 seconds later.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this info, I never knew either!

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    1. You are very welcome
      I myself was very enlightened.

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  6. Well I never would never have thought of that , makes you think about the alternatives . Thanks for sharing
    Have a good week Rhapsody x

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    1. It certainly does.
      YOu are most welcome

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  7. Blessing and thank you. I did feel better with do good informative post with too much candles on the cake. I can understand the unhealtiee put people's health st risk.
    Have a nice day!
    Michiko

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    1. It is wise to know ways in which we can stay healthy and to minimize unhealthy practices.

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  8. Are you serious? This is such a common practice.

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    1. I know, its quite an awakening, so much of the norm when examined could be dangerous to our health.

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  9. I HAVE wondered about this. Still, it's hard to break that tradition, isn't it?

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    1. I had too although I didn't really give it serious consideration. Well the tradition doesn't have to done away it just simply modified as the alternatives suggest.

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  10. Girrrrlll, I am almost speechless over here, who would have ever thought??!!! This is very enlightening, thanks for sharing the warning.

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    1. I know eh, you learn something new everyday.
      You are welcome as Maya Angelou said, "when you learn you teach."

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  11. Have a SMALL individual cup cake made with a candle for the Birthday person to low out, So everybody can eat!
    I thiking of what is the best idea?

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  12. very useful post, I dislike double dips also but some people fail to understand the health issues that can arise by such contamination

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    1. Oh i do not like double dippers either and if i happen to spot one before i eat i won't eat and if I see them doing it while am taking food lets say buffet style I tell them right away. They generally don't like it but I don't care this is my health, go double dip in your own dish not where everyone else has to partake!

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