Weight Loss Support - Oh curses to you cake batter! Why do I always succumb to it?




berryblondeboys
01-29-2013, 01:40 PM
I don't make specialty cakes often, but I do once in awhile. Good thing it's once in awhile as I simply cannot stay out of it! I had extra batter for the 11x15 cake I was making last night. Instead of tossing it, what did I do? I ate it of course! That was about two good cupcakes worth of it. Maybe three? EEK!

Then, I got into the frosting a bit. Man, I just undid about 3 days of work right there with those nibbles.

I'm pathetic! I am proud of myself though for what I did this morning. This morning I tossed out all the remaining homemade chocolate icing. Woohoo! And I think from now on when/if I make a cake, I need to do it in the MORNING when I'm fresh. A sleepy Melissa makes worse decisions. That is for sure! I was up until 1:30 making this cake (started at 10:30).

Well, let me at least show you the cake while I bemoan the calories I consumed. It was for a friend's retirement from the CIA.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g80/melissa_sinclair2003/P1070713_zps79608dba.jpg


Munchy
01-29-2013, 01:48 PM
Pretty! I suggest chewing gum while you bake. You wouldn't want to nibble on batter with gum in your mouth.

elvislover324
01-29-2013, 01:51 PM
Cake is my weakness too so I can see how it happened. 2- 3 homemade cupcakes isn't that bad, better than commercial ones!

But can I say----what a gorgeous cake!!! I honestly thought it was from a bakery (I looked at the pic before reading the thread)! You have such skill and patience!!

I wish you were my friend so you could make me a gorgeous cake. Wait...maybe I don't! I'll bet it tastes even better than it looks! You are a nice friend. :)


RavenWolf
01-29-2013, 02:00 PM
Mmmmm.....cake batter! Yummo! I'm a batter lover myself! And home made chocolate icing? Oh yes...I just gained 10 pounds THINKING about it! LOL!!

That cake is fantastic! So pretty!

The gum idea sounds like a winner. I sure wouldn't want to eat anything with gum in my mouth! Ugh!!

Thanks for sharing the pic, and yes! Bake in the morning...with gum!

berryblondeboys
01-29-2013, 02:01 PM
Pretty! I suggest chewing gum while you bake. You wouldn't want to nibble on batter with gum in your mouth.


That might help for awhile, but I would take it out, grab the batter, and then go back to the gum or throw it out to get to the batter. But I will try it.

Good thing I don't have another cake for a LONG time and that I didn't ever going into this as a business. My nerves couldn't take it (as I'm always so nervous it won't turn out) and my waistline really couldn't take it.

berryblondeboys
01-29-2013, 02:02 PM
Mmmmm.....cake batter! Yummo! I'm a batter lover myself! And home made chocolate icing? Oh yes...I just gained 10 pounds THINKING about it! LOL!!

That cake is fantastic! So pretty!

The gum idea sounds like a winner. I sure wouldn't want to eat anything with gum in my mouth! Ugh!!

Thanks for sharing the pic, and yes! Bake in the morning...with gum!

I'll try the gum trick, but I think better would be to move baking time to mornings when I am rested! (And not to do it often!)

berryblondeboys
01-29-2013, 02:04 PM
Cake is my weakness too so I can see how it happened. 2- 3 homemade cupcakes isn't that bad, better than commercial ones!

But can I say----what a gorgeous cake!!! I honestly thought it was from a bakery (I looked at the pic before reading the thread)! You have such skill and patience!!

I wish you were my friend so you could make me a gorgeous cake. Wait...maybe I don't! I'll bet it tastes even better than it looks! You are a nice friend. :)

Ah, thank you. This was actually a charity auction item. our organization always does a silent auction and I always offer up a cake or two. So, he was one of the winning bidders. So, he got a special cake. I got to do something nice for a friend, and the money/profits went to a charitable cause. Win-win-win. The only lose was that I can't control myself with batters and doughs! A baked cake is no problem!

novangel
01-29-2013, 02:16 PM
Well, they say you really shouldn't injest raw batter since there's a risk of salmonella from the raw eggs and Ecoli. I know that probably won't stop most people since we've been eating raw cake batter since the beginning of time but it's something to think about.

Skellig19
01-29-2013, 04:10 PM
Well, they say you really shouldn't injest raw batter since there's a risk of salmonella from the raw eggs and Ecoli. I know that probably won't stop most people since we've been eating raw cake batter since the beginning of time but it's something to think about.

Who's "they"?

novangel
01-29-2013, 04:20 PM
The FDA:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=fda%20do%20not%20ingest%20raw%20batter&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CC8QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fda.gov%2FFood%2FResourcesFor You%2FConsumers%2Fucm198037.htm&ei=hjwIUeKZKMb6rAH79ICAAg&usg=AFQjCNErOmY0vnqooXeooVFGuEjeKdWyBw&bvm=bv.41524429,d.aWM

elvislover324
01-29-2013, 04:21 PM
Melissa, I just looked at your cake again on my laptop (I was on my phone earlier when I replied).

Did you seriously draw and write all of the decor on that cake?!?! :dizzy:

Skellig19
01-29-2013, 04:27 PM
The FDA:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=fda%20do%20not%20ingest%20raw%20batter&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CC8QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fda.gov%2FFood%2FResourcesFor You%2FConsumers%2Fucm198037.htm&ei=hjwIUeKZKMb6rAH79ICAAg&usg=AFQjCNErOmY0vnqooXeooVFGuEjeKdWyBw&bvm=bv.41524429,d.aWM

Cheers. I like sources to back up claims. ;)
For me the rate of contamination of salmonella in eggs and E. Coli in flour is a low enough percentage that I am less bothered by consuming raw dough/batter than by driving my car.

On topic though, I chew gum or snack on salty popcorn so my brain is in "savoury, salt" mode rather than "gorge on delicious sugar/salmonella/e. coli" mode.

berryblondeboys
01-29-2013, 04:28 PM
Cheers. I like sources to back up claims. ;)
For me the rate of contamination of salmonella in eggs and E. Coli in flour is a low enough percentage that I am less bothered by consuming raw dough/batter than by driving my car.

On topic though, I chew gum or snack on salty popcorn so my brain is in "savoury, salt" mode rather than "gorge on delicious sugar/salmonella/e. coli" mode.

Well, it's not the flour, it's the eggs. But yes... I know of the risk. My brain doesn't care. Maybe if I actually GOT poisoned, I would.

berryblondeboys
01-29-2013, 04:29 PM
Melissa, I just looked at your cake again on my laptop (I was on my phone earlier when I replied).

Did you seriously draw and write all of the decor on that cake?!?! :dizzy:

Yes, but not free-hand.

elvislover324
01-29-2013, 04:32 PM
Yes, but not free-hand.

I would have been drinking alcohol lol trying to do that (free-hand or not), not eating cupcakes! That cake looks amazing big on my monitor, I thought it looked great on my phone screen. You surely are talented!

avalonmoon
01-29-2013, 05:09 PM
What an awesome cake!! I would be weak w/ the finish product, it looks positively decadent. I doubt your batter was bad enough for trouble but you're entitled, you slaved in the kitchen.;)

NolaMama
01-29-2013, 05:18 PM
Beautiful cake! I'm an aspiring cake/cupcake artist and batter is my weakness as well. I couldn't care less about the final product... Especially cookie dough! I would think the only way you could truly over do it on the raw egg is if you ate the whole batch. Although... I could probably do that too with no regrets!

Skellig19
01-29-2013, 05:38 PM
Well, it's not the flour, it's the eggs. But yes... I know of the risk. My brain doesn't care. Maybe if I actually GOT poisoned, I would.


This is the e. coli/flour thing I was referring to:
http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/12/08/cid.cir831

I *have* gotten food poisoning from undercooked eggs and I still don't concern myself with raw dough! Slightly foolish but I live for danger! :P

I like to bake and cake decorate as well but since starting this healthy eating/reduced calorie thing, I have almost stopped completely. When I do have to do a cake I will plan for it like I would a regular treat. I would eat less calories knowing in the evening I would probably indulge in some bowl/spoon licking!

Arctic Mama
01-29-2013, 08:14 PM
Salmonellosis is extremely rare in a healthy individual. Even I you 'got sick' it would likely be minor, hence why I'm comfortable eating raw eggs in food and shakes even when pregnant (le gasp!).

The cake turned out beautifully, I'm sorry it proved to be a stumbling block for you. I can make baking for the kids/hubby without eating it, but that took several YEARS to build up to! It is still a bit of a willpower struggle, even when the final baked product doesn't tempt me the batter always does!

berryblondeboys
01-29-2013, 08:23 PM
I went and bought some gum today. I can't even recall the last time I bought gum! Of course, I got sugar free. Let's see if it helps in the future. Right now i'm making yeasted bread. THAT at least I can't eat the batter!

Mozzy
01-29-2013, 08:27 PM
wow, you are talented! that cake is very impressive!!!!!

shcirerf
01-29-2013, 09:40 PM
Beautiful cake!

I hadn't thought about cake batter in forever. I don't bake, I don't need it, and the hub will eat one piece and then it sits there calling to me.

But, I remember when I was a kid, every so often, my Dad would mix up a box of cake batter, drag out the ice cream and we would feast!:D What we didn't eat, Mom made cupcakes out of.

And all these years, I thought we were the only family that thought cake batter was a dessert!:D This is the first time I've ever admitted that cake batter and ice cream was sometimes supper in the summer! *rolls eyes*

berryblondeboys
01-29-2013, 09:57 PM
Beautiful cake!

I hadn't thought about cake batter in forever. I don't bake, I don't need it, and the hub will eat one piece and then it sits there calling to me.

But, I remember when I was a kid, every so often, my Dad would mix up a box of cake batter, drag out the ice cream and we would feast!:D What we didn't eat, Mom made cupcakes out of.

And all these years, I thought we were the only family that thought cake batter was a dessert!:D This is the first time I've ever admitted that cake batter and ice cream was sometimes supper in the summer! *rolls eyes*

I can't imagine those two things together, but either one of them separately? YUM!!!

Funny thing is, I'm not a big (American) cake fan. European cakes are a whole 'nother story, but the batter from cake? O.M.G... so dangerous for me to have around.

I don't think I have another cake until April (though I might have a friend who might get one before then). So, I should be in the clear for awhile. Now just how do I keep out of the cookie dough that I'll be making tomorrow! Oh, that's right - gum! I have GUM IN DA HOUSE!

shcirerf
01-29-2013, 10:49 PM
You had to mention cookie dough! LOL. Another of my Dad's faves!

Dad, God rest his soul, we lost him in 1977 in a farm accident, also loved cookie dough, and was known to mix up chocolate chip cookie dough and drag out the ice cream!

Ironically, given the farm/cattle working lifestyle, he was never over weight, and these food/sugar festivals, were only a few times a year, some good memories, and things I hadn't thought of in a long time!:hug:

Ruthxxx
01-30-2013, 06:27 AM
I most certainly can relate! I have to do a lot of baking for church sales, meetings, etc. and have licked the problem. (Sorry - bad phrase!) I always clean my teeth first, pour a large glass of water and then put on surgical gloves. There is no way I'll lick a surgical glove! It works like a charm.

berryblondeboys
01-30-2013, 10:16 AM
You had to mention cookie dough! LOL. Another of my Dad's faves!

Dad, God rest his soul, we lost him in 1977 in a farm accident, also loved cookie dough, and was known to mix up chocolate chip cookie dough and drag out the ice cream!

Ironically, given the farm/cattle working lifestyle, he was never over weight, and these food/sugar festivals, were only a few times a year, some good memories, and things I hadn't thought of in a long time!:hug:

I'm sorry you lost your dad in a terrible farming accident. It's such a dangerous profession (I'm originally from Iowa, so I know a bit about the farming world).

But your mention of his diet reminded me of an interesting NPR story I heard about a year ago. It talked about how our nutritional and caloric needs changed as our careers changed.

Farmers or people who worked the land would need enormous amounts of calories during harvest season especially - something like 4000 a day (or more). They were healthy people, but ates tons and tons of fat (butter/lard) to ingest enough calories to sustain their work. As our careers changed, our caloric needs changed.

Maybe I need to find a physically demanding job so I can eat more freely! :)

betsy2013
01-30-2013, 10:27 AM
First, gorgeous cake. I used to do a lot of specialty cakes and now just do them for family events. I'm like you -- if there's extra batter and/or icing, it seems like it's a direct path for me to eat the "leftovers." The funny thing is that I'm able to resist eating the cake itself, but will eat 3-4 pieces worth of cake and icing while I'm making it. I think I'll try the gum trick that was mentioned when I make the bunny cake for Easter.

ChickieBoom
01-30-2013, 10:34 AM
At least it was just 2-3 cupcakes worth and not the entire thing of batter. Which I'm ashamed to admit that I've done before.