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Is it just me?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:13 pm
by Brindleboy123
Someone I know makes novelty cakes and posted a photo of one she had recently made, which I will share with you. Now I know I am no spring chicken but try to be quite open minded but I think this is bang out of order! As you will see this cake was for a 6 year old! Firstly, it concerns me that someone would allow their 6 year old to play such games let alone have such a graphic cake made. Secondly, surely the person making the cake should refuse? I can't imagine such a thing would be sold via a shop window...shops not permitted to sell 18 plus videos to under age but its ok to make this? I sound like a right busy body but I wonder what happened to children just enjoying innocence without this extent of violence.

Bell x

Re: Is it just me?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:22 pm
by Myrtle
No it's not just you.
Whatever happened to children being children and Thomas the Tank Engine?

Re: Is it just me?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:34 am
by ladybird17
Crikey - no it's not just you. This beggars belief, first that someone thinks this is suitable for anybody really, let alone a child, and secondly agreeing to make it. Money versus ethics I suppose and money wins.

My Aunt made my daughter a birthday cake when she was about 8 or 9, and she moulded from icing a figure of what was supposed to be my daughter to put on the top. When said daughter saw the cake, she turned to my Aunt and said to her "Auntie Sheila, why is Norah Batty on top of my cake?"

One of those wish the floor would open up and swallow me moments. Although we did all have a good laugh.

Re: Is it just me?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:31 am
by juneo
Well I know its each to their own , but personally I find this uncomfortable for any age & no its not just you .

Re: Is it just me?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:01 am
by india77
I don't like that one bit.

Re: Is it just me?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:43 am
by no1mum
Bell, it doesn't sit right with me at all. Totally out of order, I too am open minded but this is just very wrong.

Re: Is it just me?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:26 pm
by ellcee
Are you sure that it wasn't some sort of anti-violent games protest, showing how wrong it is for young children to be allowed to play these games (or anyone else in my view!)?

When my daughter was four, she requested a cake in the shape of two crashed cars (a minor bump, not a serious accident!). She must have seen a cake like this somewhere. I made two cars but refused to crash them!

Re: Is it just me?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:41 pm
by Lazydaisy
That's awful.I was also thinking about the child's friends, if he has friends to his party(is it sexist to presume this is for a boy?) are their parents being given the chance to see it too?
My children had cakes according to their ages and interests,and my daughter's best friend would have run out of the door and never come back again if she had seen seomthing like this at 6 years old.

Re: Is it just me?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:30 pm
by Brindleboy123
Are you sure that it wasn't some sort of anti-violent games protest, showing how wrong it is for young children to be allowed to play these games (or anyone else in my view!)?

When my daughter was four, she requested a cake in the shape of two crashed cars (a minor bump, not a serious accident!). She must have seen a cake like this somewhere. I made two cars but refused to crash them!
No ellcee, it was for a little boy named Curtis to celebrate his 6th birthday. I dont think I would actually be happy for my child to be at the party or even to just visit the child's home at all if this is the attitude that the parents have to such things.

Bell x

Re: Is it just me?

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:21 am
by sturdygirl
I just swore a little Image
I presume the parents let this child play violent games, unbelievable at such a young age.
Really not suitable in my opinion, quite shocked