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Temporaryname137 Sun 13-Nov-16 18:31:03

(This is a what should I do, as clearly the only AIBU is not stuffing it all in my face.)

Been up north with family for the weekend and picked up 5 sexy cakes from a local baker to take to work for my/colleague's birthdays. Taking them back to London in the car. They have buttercream icing. Do I leave them in the car overnight to stay cool or take them inside? The flat isn't boiling hot but is warmer than the car obv.


Temporaryname137 Sun 13-Nov-16 18:32:49

(Cake porn, to show the extent of the buttercream!)

Patriciathestripper1 Sun 13-Nov-16 18:34:51

Oooo can I work with you??

Eminybob Sun 13-Nov-16 18:35:04

That popcorn one looks amazing.

No advice to give though sorry

Patriciathestripper1 Sun 13-Nov-16 18:35:04

Leave in car in boot

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sun 13-Nov-16 18:36:26

I assume you won't be able to fit them all in the fridge?

BewtySkoolDropowt Sun 13-Nov-16 18:37:00

I have the perfect place to store them, I'll come by and pick them up just in a mo...

Temporaryname137 Sun 13-Nov-16 18:37:03

Thanks Patricia! I don't bake at all so part of me thinks the cream is better outside; part of me thinks that might make the cake go funny - I am so clueless!

The toffee popcorn one is my favourite too grin

pipsqueak25 Sun 13-Nov-16 18:37:31

car definantly, god, i see this stuff and, grrr, diabetes is a bitch smile

Temporaryname137 Sun 13-Nov-16 18:37:57

No, the fridge wouldn't fit them all.

Unless I chuck out all DP and the baby's food for the week... Hmmmmm....!

BreakfastAtStephanies Sun 13-Nov-16 18:38:17

Those look beautiful. I'm hungry ( for cake ) now.

I would store in the car, a bit cooler.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sun 13-Nov-16 18:40:26

Or you can nibble on them strategically so they shrink and fit in?
Just a suggestion....It's not like your colleagues will notice.

Temporaryname137 Sun 13-Nov-16 18:44:26

Haha! So long as I nibble in perfect concentric circles

CrotchetQuaverMinim Sun 13-Nov-16 18:50:03

some of it looks like whipped cream, not buttercream?

How long are you planning to keep them? Do you and your colleagues all have birthdays this week?! That's going to be one well-stocked staff-room. (Or are they supposed to take them home?)

Kpo58 Sun 13-Nov-16 18:50:31

YABU not to eat them all before getting back home...

teacher54321 Sun 13-Nov-16 18:51:30

Car definitely. They look delish!

LegoCaltrops Sun 13-Nov-16 18:51:30

They should be fine in the car overnight. What's the temp predicted to be? As long as your boot isn't over your engine (I don't own a car so know nothing about this - but do bake - a lot!)

Temporaryname137 Sun 13-Nov-16 18:54:17

I'm taking them in tomorrow morning and they won't last the day, I'm sure of that! (It's a big office)

No, boot is in the back, away from the engine, so no fumes!

Temporaryname137 Mon 14-Nov-16 10:49:22

Update: cakes enjoyed their night in the chilly car and I managed to get them into work without smashing them. Thanks all, I will have some v happy colleagues in about 10 mins smile

Camomila Mon 14-Nov-16 10:53:52

Ooh lovely! I think the one with the strawberries is whipped cream, I'd put that one in the fridge and leave the rest in the boot.

If DS is in a good mood this afternoon (snotty poorly baby) I might make a sponge.

BarbaraofSeville Mon 14-Nov-16 11:02:48

In this weather I would leave them in the car, no worries. But what I need to know is, where did they come from?

I am 'up north', so depending on where you went, more cakes like those could be just around the corner from me, or still hundreds of miles away, if your 'up north' is actually Scotland.

user1471950254 Mon 14-Nov-16 11:05:48

You are an amazing colleague! They look yummy

Temporaryname137 Mon 14-Nov-16 12:00:44

I found her at the monthly food fair in Wilmslow - think it travels around Cheshire; I certainly know it's on in Wilmslow again next weekend. so it depends if you think that Cheshire counts as up north or if it's the midlands to you grin. Some of her creations are crazy, eg one that was smothered in haribo and mini milky ways etc was very cool indeed.

I'm not really a cake fan myself, but in the interest of research, tried the salty caramel and chocolate and the lemon ones, can confirm that they are delicious.

Spare a thought for DP, who co-ordinated dragging them 200 miles down here without squashing them - and didn't even get to taste one!

Farmmummy Mon 14-Nov-16 12:02:35

I don't think they would keep in either so I will mind them for you 😇😇😉😇

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