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WIBU to ban DH from touching the cake?

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Germgirl Wed 15-Jun-16 09:06:11

I mean look at it! I baked a coconut and raspberry jam cake yesterday. We had a small alive last night & then dh woke up at 2am peckish so I said to go down & get some more cake.
He reappeared with a plate but I was nearly asleep so didn't notice the state of it.
It appears he 'cut' a slice with either his fingers or a spoon!
My lovely cake! Mangled!
So, WIBU to not allow him to cut his own cake in future?
This is obviously lighthearted. Do I need to say that?

Arfarfanarf Wed 15-Jun-16 09:11:05

On here? These days? Yeah.
And you'll still get it! grin

Germgirl Wed 15-Jun-16 09:12:43

I'm going to get my arse handed to me aren't I?

CigarsofthePharoahs Wed 15-Jun-16 09:14:16

Cake is a very serious and important subject.
Well, it is in my house.
You need a cake tin with some sort of alarm system rigged up with sirens, flashing lights and that dye that glows under UV light.

Barabajagal Wed 15-Jun-16 09:15:28

What that cake needs is 'straightening up'. Coconut and raspberry jam you say?

OohMavis Wed 15-Jun-16 09:15:57

Oh ffs, it's cake. It's meant to be eaten. Why does it matter what it looks like?

<hands OP grip>

OohMavis Wed 15-Jun-16 09:16:18


Yanbu by the way. Poor cake.

Germgirl Wed 15-Jun-16 09:17:30

I like your thinking Cigars
He's just phoned me. "What are you doing?"
"I'm eating cake, I had to neaten up the mangled edge"
He now thinks he's done me a favour. I didn't want to eat cake for breakfast but it was upsetting me.
that's my story anyway, and I'm sticking to it

PovertyPain Wed 15-Jun-16 09:17:38

Don't go to all the effort of banning him. That would be very unfair.

Just bake him a chocolate laxative cake and that should stop him.

Anniegetyourgun Wed 15-Jun-16 09:18:02

Could have been worse - he could have polished off the lot.

Germgirl Wed 15-Jun-16 09:18:36

I bristled there briefly Mavis grin
I have straightened it up. It was dreadful.
The things I have to do eh?

tibbawyrots Wed 15-Jun-16 09:19:36

Is it straight enough? Best to be sure. Maybe just a small sliver? wink

Germgirl Wed 15-Jun-16 09:20:22

This is true Annie he had a fairly massive bit but at least he left some.
Poverty. I like it. Do they still make Ex-Lax?

Germgirl Wed 15-Jun-16 09:21:47

tibba I'll check again later. I'm a bit full just now grin

Sadik Wed 15-Jun-16 09:34:11

I don't know if YABU or not. You need to post the recipe so that I can bake it, and form an opinion of the ease of cutting . . .

(Seriously, do post the recipe, I need a new cake to make)

NatashaRomanov Wed 15-Jun-16 09:34:45

My husband is forbidden from cutting things like this after what he did to a loaf of bread. He some how cut it at a massive angle, with a step cut in it!

MoaningTwat Wed 15-Jun-16 09:42:12

I always slice the bread. DH only gets about 6 slices to a loaf hmm

NeverEverAnythingEver Wed 15-Jun-16 09:43:18

Forget the recipe. Post us the cake!

Mmmmm.... Cake....

Seriously though, I would have done the same as you and "tidy" up the edges... smile

Sheusedtobesomeonelse Wed 15-Jun-16 09:45:00

Another one voting for recipe first, then i'll decide grin

I'd be pissed if my partner left my freshly baked cake looking like that, thats for sure!

neolara Wed 15-Jun-16 09:49:50

How about you punish him by making him replace the whole cake. A cake that only you are able to cut (and therefore eat......)

Germgirl Wed 15-Jun-16 09:53:46

Here you go. It's the first time I've made it. It's very nice. The jam is meant to be in a neat layer, mine is a bit wonky but it tastes good

150 g unsalted butter
150 g golden caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs
250 g self raising flour
100 g desiccated coconut
4 tbsp milk
raspberry jam - I used half a jar

Cream butter & sugar.
Add eggs & vanilla, a bit at a time
Fold in flour & coconut.
Mix in milk

Put 3/4 of the mix in a lined loaf tin.
Spread the jam on top, leave about 1cm round the edges.
Put the rest of the cake mix carefully on top of the jam
Bake at 180 / 160 fan for 50-60 mins. I had to cover the top with foil after 30 mins because it was browning too much.

That's it. Easy and tasty. But very difficult to slice, apparently

Germgirl Wed 15-Jun-16 09:56:15

He's not allowed to slice bread anymore. It gets progressively more slanted with each slice. He just can't seem to slice it straight.
I suppose I was foolish to even allow him near the cake.

DollyBarton Wed 15-Jun-16 09:58:01

OP you know there are some children somewhere who don't have access to cake!


May I just add for clarity that I'm not taking the piss out of children with no cake which is indeed a tragedy, I'm taking the piss out of mumsnet.

Germgirl Wed 15-Jun-16 09:58:24

Dolly grin

Notbigandnotclever Wed 15-Jun-16 10:00:31

I can't slice bread but I can slice cake. I suspect it's because I respect cake more than bread so take more care over it.

You do need to check it again for neatness around 11am? Then also again at lunchtime and teatime. It's your duty.

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