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in a right royal huff about cake recategorisation

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Slubberdegullion Fri 03-Dec-10 13:47:50

cor. I haven't done AIBU for an age, but I am I know I am (bu) and need some get some get a grips and bridge rebuilding tips.

For the last 3 years I have donated a decorated Christmas cake to the school Christmas fair raffle.

Last night I get an e-mail asking for its weight as THE PTA POWERS THAT BE have decided to put it into a 'guess the weight of the cake' comp and not in the raffle.

I know, OUTRAGEOUS isn't it? Man they have a nerve.

So I sent a few hoity e-mails.

Then I went to bed and had a lemsip and now have realised I am a giant precious-cake arse.

MrsMoosickle Fri 03-Dec-10 13:49:50

How heavy was it?

Slubberdegullion Fri 03-Dec-10 13:50:50

oooh you cheeky mare


I'm not weighing it out of principle [folds arms]

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 03-Dec-10 13:55:00


BootyMum Fri 03-Dec-10 13:55:04

Why does this query upset you? Is it that you don't have scale big enough to weigh cake on?

snice Fri 03-Dec-10 13:57:11

she has cake rage-leave the crazy nice lady alone

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 03-Dec-10 13:57:55

Booty, Slubbers is the QUEEN of cakedom and is utterly insulted by the demotion of her cake from Star Prize to mere adjunct to proceedings

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 03-Dec-10 13:58:19

or what snice said lol

TrillianAstra Fri 03-Dec-10 13:58:37

Guess the weight of the cake = your cake has an event all of its own, it's not just ain the raffle with all the other riff raff.

faverolles Fri 03-Dec-10 13:59:49

I bet it's 4lbs 8oz.

Do I win?

GrimmaTheNome Fri 03-Dec-10 14:00:56

But Slubber, its an honour - your cake will be star of its own show rather than merely one prize in a raffle.

Guess the weight of cake/name of bear/sweets in jar is more entertaining than buying bloody raffle tickets.

KurriKurri Fri 03-Dec-10 14:02:27

This is surely a promotion, your cake is star of its own show. It is king cake. Who would want to rub shoulders with dodgy bubble bath and bottle of Advocaat, when they can they have their weight guessed?

snice Fri 03-Dec-10 14:04:41

perhaps you could sit agressively holding your cake and people could guess your combined weight?

Mumwithadragontattoo Fri 03-Dec-10 14:05:47

I agree with the others - this is a promotion for your cake! Embrace it (not literally!).

nickeldonkeyonadustyroad Fri 03-Dec-10 14:06:14

YABU - I would much sooner be in a comp like that than be in the raffle.

you're doing this on purpose, aren't you?
so that everyone goes "oooh, you're brilliant"


AitchTwoOh Fri 03-Dec-10 14:06:53

it's a promotion, dummy. you know the PTA moms are talking about you RIGHT NOW, don't you?

or are you just pissed off that you didn't weigh it before you dropped it off?

Slubberdegullion Fri 03-Dec-10 14:07:07


exactly what baldy said.

Guess the weights are for jars of horrid sweets, freakazoid sausages and sheep, NOT my beautiful and lovingly created cakes.

In the raffle there are different podiums of importance and last year I got front centre (middle), so ALMOST the top.

Now I'm going to be on a table in year 4 as a sideline to the pass the coat hanger around the buzzing electric wire.

I'm aware that my cakes and I are indeed separate entities but today I have a BAD cold.

ChickensHaveNoMercyForTurkeys Fri 03-Dec-10 14:07:46

...or maybe it's a bitchy slight, directed at your humungously heavy doorstops cakes <runs away fast>

Slubberdegullion Fri 03-Dec-10 14:08:19

i'm still in the process of decoration btw. Am having problems with my snowlfake plunger-cutter.

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 03-Dec-10 14:09:09

omg guess the weight of the SHEEP shock

bloddy hell

Xmasfairy7cakes Fri 03-Dec-10 14:09:14

I weighed my xmas cake out of curiosity, it didnt look that heavy, but was over 1.9kilos shock before icing and marizpan

AitchTwoOh Fri 03-Dec-10 14:09:35

this is GREAT news. make sure to weigh it and slip the number to your best pal...

Slubberdegullion Fri 03-Dec-10 14:09:47

Don't people how enter these things need to handle the goods as it were? I don't want filthy urchin hands near the purple snowflake vision.

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 03-Dec-10 14:09:59

you need to do some STABBING of your cake to get the anger out

Slubberdegullion Fri 03-Dec-10 14:11:05

XmasFairy& - fruit cakes are suprisingly heavy aren't they?

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