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To want --expect-- a slice of cake

(31 Posts)
fishybits Sat 13-Apr-13 18:38:09

if I provided a key ingredient as a favour? <sulks>

I know I should hand over the contents of my kitchen cupboards without expectation as a good neighbour but it's a delicious cake and I am very greedy! <eyes spare tyre> perhaps she's doing me a favour

DeepRedBetty Sat 13-Apr-13 18:39:25

Only if it's Lemon Drizzle or Coffee and Walnut <drools>

Otherwise yabu.

HotCrossPun Sat 13-Apr-13 18:39:55

You are going to need to give us more info than that to decide whether YABU or not grin

frogspoon Sat 13-Apr-13 18:40:29

YANBU but the cake might be for something special e.g. a birthday cake.

fishybits Sat 13-Apr-13 18:41:21

It's an amazing apple sponge. I gave her the apples without which it wouldn't exist. I smelt it cooking yesterday sad

fishybits Sat 13-Apr-13 18:42:28

Nope not for anything special. She just said she felt like making one.

thermalsinapril Sat 13-Apr-13 18:50:03


OTTMummA Sat 13-Apr-13 18:54:17



I once made a cake for my cousins birthday (shes much younger) and ofcourse was invited to the party. Never even got a slice of the fucking cake. That I made!!

picnicbasketcase Sat 13-Apr-13 18:55:46

It should be law that if you make or provide any ingredients for a cake, you automatically get at least one slice. It's only right.

Loislane78 Sat 13-Apr-13 18:59:43

Have you got an apple tree? Or does she randomly ask for key ingredients to dishes - I'm making a roast, got any beef going spare? grin

fishybits Sat 13-Apr-13 19:00:10


I feel slightly better now although still hungry.

CreatureRetorts Sat 13-Apr-13 19:01:08


Your neighbour is rude.

MMcanny Sat 13-Apr-13 19:02:42

She's being a bitch. Never speak to her again, or better, wage a war of hatred.

fishybits Sat 13-Apr-13 19:03:00

No apple tree or spare rib roast.

I'd said how good the cake was to another neighbour and the cake neighbour over heard and said she felt like making one but had no apples so I offered.

StuntGirl Sat 13-Apr-13 20:22:38

Well if you offered that's slightly different than her asking, but she should still give you a slice I think. Don't offer next time!

thermalsinapril Sat 13-Apr-13 20:24:53

Go round and ask for a slice. If she's cheeky so can you be.

fishybits Sat 13-Apr-13 22:17:55

I could be cheeky and ask for a slice but it would embarrass her me if it's all gone. There's a teenage boy in the house so empty cake plate syndrome is pretty likely.

ChaoticTranquility Sun 14-Apr-13 00:47:29

Next time she makes a cake and needs an ingredient that you have then offer it with the condition that you get a slice of cake.

YouTheCat Sun 14-Apr-13 01:09:19

I've got some banana cake I made yesterday, if you like?

YANBU - she should give you cake.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 14-Apr-13 01:13:26

Steal the milk from her doorstep and tell her about the delicious custard you made (she won't be able to prove it was you)

Unless she's got CCTV wink

Theicingontop Sun 14-Apr-13 08:39:19

I made my friend's wedding cake for free and never got a slice sad

Neither did anyone else though, she took it home and froze it, the stingy cah.

2rebecca Sun 14-Apr-13 09:27:44

I expect it didn't occur to her, my neighbours and grow stuff and give each other stuff, it never occurred to me to expect a share of whatever they cooked with it.
Why not just make another cake yourself? If you bought the apples then why did you give them away? I'd have given her the recipe and she could buy some apples when she went to the supermarket and you could make the cake and give her a slice. Seems odd to buy apples then give them away and then moan about it.

fishybits Sun 14-Apr-13 10:15:08


There's always one isn't there.

It's a lighthearted thread taking the piss out of myself for being greedy. Get a sense of humour.

Theicingontop Sun 14-Apr-13 10:18:52

Yeah OP, you sound so... entitled.


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