Help!.cake tasted and smelt like gasoline


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Hello everyone..I have been in the baking business for about 6 years now and i have never encounted this problem. Two customers came back with a slice of cake we made tasting and smelling like gasoline (this was 2 days after the cake was made). The cake wasn't looking spoilt. The cut out from the cakes still tasted fine as it was still in my fridge. These cakes where vanilla cakes covered in buttercream (icingsugar + margeine+flavour). The plain cakes made that day had no gasoline taste or smell. Please what could have gone wrong?...
 
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Welcome to the forum :)

Gosh, what a weird thing to happen! I can only assume it was down to how/where they stored it...?
 
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This is really weird:eek: I've never heard of such a thing to actually happen... I agree with Becky here, I guess it really comes down to where and how they stored it. You should definitely talk to your co-workers about it 'cause these things should never happen in any store.
 
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Sounds like a scam to me.

Some people will order a cake and then bring it back with dirt on it, or saying it tastes "bad" when there's nothing wrong with it. They did it themselves in order to get a cake for free.

Some people will also damage a cake for that specific purpose. Like people putting hair or bugs into their food at a restaurant and then claiming it CAME to them like that.......just to get a free meal.

I mean really..........bringing back ONE SLICE???????? If your cake REALLY tasted and smelled of gasoline from the bakery, wouldn't you have brought the ENTIRE cake BACK to the bakery?????
 
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Sounds like a scam to me.

Some people will order a cake and then bring it back with dirt on it, or saying it tastes "bad" when there's nothing wrong with it. They did it themselves in order to get a cake for free.

Some people will also damage a cake for that specific purpose. Like people putting hair or bugs into their food at a restaurant and then claiming it CAME to them like that.......just to get a free meal.

I mean really..........bringing back ONE SLICE???????? If your cake REALLY tasted and smelled of gasoline from the bakery, wouldn't you have brought the ENTIRE cake BACK to the bakery?????
That's terrible and wouldn't even have occurred to me! Wow.
 
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That's terrible and wouldn't even have occurred to me! Wow.

Yeah, it's more common than it used to be.
Everybody thinks they are so special, they don't need to be paying for something, everything should be handed to them.

A LOT of people have.........well, to put the term loosely.......big, brass balls.

I worked in a greeting card shop for a part time job a few years ago. Some guy brought in CAR TIRES for a REFUND!!!!!

People have no scruples, morals, or ethics anymore. And it makes it hard for the few decent, honest people who actually WANT to work or have their own business, because of these types.

No matter if you live in a big city or a small town, they are there. So watch out for them. If somebody is telling you an unbelievable story in order to get a refund or something for free, then more than likely that story is just what it is..........a story.

Legitimate customers with legitimate issues coming in for refunds or replacements will be, well, legitimate.

I mean, come on. Really...................would you eat 99% of a cake that smelled and tasted like gasoline???
 
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Yeah, it's more common than it used to be.
Everybody thinks they are so special, they don't need to be paying for something, everything should be handed to them.

A LOT of people have.........well, to put the term loosely.......big, brass balls.

I worked in a greeting card shop for a part time job a few years ago. Some guy brought in CAR TIRES for a REFUND!!!!!

People have no scruples, morals, or ethics anymore. And it makes it hard for the few decent, honest people who actually WANT to work or have their own business, because of these types.

No matter if you live in a big city or a small town, they are there. So watch out for them. If somebody is telling you an unbelievable story in order to get a refund or something for free, then more than likely that story is just what it is..........a story.

Legitimate customers with legitimate issues coming in for refunds or replacements will be, well, legitimate.

I mean, come on. Really...................would you eat 99% of a cake that smelled and tasted like gasoline???
I agree with you here... What a sad world we live in:( @jennifer if you're still reading this, did you talk to your co-workers about the whole situation?
 
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Hello everyone..I have been in the baking business for about 6 years now and i have never encounted this problem. Two customers came back with a slice of cake we made tasting and smelling like gasoline (this was 2 days after the cake was made). The cake wasn't looking spoilt. The cut out from the cakes still tasted fine as it was still in my fridge. These cakes where vanilla cakes covered in buttercream (icingsugar + margeine+flavour). The plain cakes made that day had no gasoline taste or smell. Please what could have gone wrong?...
This just happened to us! Had a cake made for my parents 60th diamond anniversary. Beautiful cake! white cake with pineapple filling. two-tier. top tier tasted amazing and we ate it at the celebration. we didn't cut into the bottom tier until a few days later. it was horrible. actually numbed the tip of my tongue. very chemical gasoline taste and somewhat of an odor as well but mostly just a taste you could not keep in your mouth. buttercream frosting on white cake with filling. silver round foil cake plate bottom and wooden dowels throughout. like I said, top tier perfect..
 

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