This photo is courtesy of a dear friend of mine. It was her son's birthday recently, and she told me about the "cake condom" she made for her Triple Layer Chocolate Cream Cake. Initially, she used it to cover the cake so she could add the CARS stickers you see (her boy is a huge fan).
But, she went on to explain the hidden bonus of the plastic wrap covering... I cracked up when we talked over the phone about this, and so I asked her for the photo to share it with you.
All of us parents know the scene:
We have this delicious cake made for our child's birthday... and we get the candles lit, and as we are getting excited about having a piece of that cake too, we see not only our child blow spittles all over the cake, but, we see a crowd of other kidlets join in on the birthday cake spray. Yum. yum.
While I know most of us won't be covering our beautifully frosted cakes with plastic wrap, wouldn't it be nice to have a way to not share the spittles?! I mean, as parents, it's not uncommon to eat after our own children, and admittedly we have ingested a fair amount of our kids' backwash and partly chewed food (ie a chip that's been licked and returned to a chip bowl - ewww! - and leftovers they kindly 'give' to us). But, whenever we have these birthday parties, we know we are sharing not just the cake, but the "blow-out-your-candles"spit spray from all the kidlets joining in. Not so appetizing!
Yes, practice safe sweets. :)