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Old 07-05-2004, 09:07 AM   #1
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Default Is it okay to eat moldy cake?

But, I just got this delicious coconut green cake with whipped cream icing the other day. And there are only 1 or 2 tiny spot that might be mold.

I ate it before the mold gets worse.

Is it bad to eat moldy cake? Isn't that like eating Amoxicillin?
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:09 AM   #2
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:09 AM   #3
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You'll know in a few hours if it was okay to eat it
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:12 AM   #4
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I was just wondering if you guys did it before. If the cake is so delicious and you pay good money for it, why let it go to waste? It's only a few speckled molds.
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:14 AM   #5
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Default Is it okay to eat moldy cake?

I usually just pick off the moldy parts.. unless there's a ton of it. In that case, I toss it. But if there's just a few spots of it, then I'll pick it off (along with a chunk of cake, just to make sure) and eat whatever isn't contaminated.

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Old 07-05-2004, 09:15 AM   #6
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It's fine if you don't eat the mold. I don't think it's that harmful to eat the mold itself, either, but why would you want to? Mold tastes very acrid.

At least, the stuff I tasted did.
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:20 AM   #7
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penicillin comes from bread mold - so cake mold must be even better for you!
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:21 AM   #8
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:21 AM   #9
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I was too lazy to pick out the molds, I was hungry and I'm still in bed, I didn't want to get crumbs all over, my wife will kill me if she finds out.

I'll let you guys know if I get sick. I couldn't taste the mold, the sweet cream overpowered it.
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:21 AM   #10
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Mold can have some toxins that will make your stomach hurt and make you vomit.
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:38 AM   #11
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You should be fine.
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:39 AM   #12
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:39 AM   #13
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Mold can have some toxins that will make your stomach hurt and make you vomit.
That's certainly not life-threating, I say go for it.
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:41 AM   #14
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I was too lazy to pick out the molds, I was hungry and I'm still in bed, I didn't want to get crumbs all over, my wife will kill me if she finds out.

I'll let you guys know if I get sick. I couldn't taste the mold, the sweet cream overpowered it.

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Old 07-05-2004, 09:43 AM   #15
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:55 AM   #16
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Would you eat that kind of moldy cake if you are auctioning for Fear Factor?
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Old 07-05-2004, 10:01 AM   #17
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I can't even stand day old bread let alone actually moldy stuff.

I remember from Jr High Science that even if you pick off the mold, it sends "roots" through the bread. So picking it off does nothing except make you think it's safe now.
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Old 07-05-2004, 10:02 AM   #18
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if it tastes different then you'd have to junk it.

i guess nothing real dangerous. you might risk some long potty breaks
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Old 07-05-2004, 10:06 AM   #19
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Ever eat some good Roquefort cheese? Now thats some good mold However, I could not fathom eating cake with green mold on it!! How could you be too lazy to grab a spoon and scoop out the nasty mold??
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The most cancerous toxin known (aflatoxin B) is made by mold living on grain, so some mold is pretty nasty.
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Mmmm, bleu cheese cake!
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Old 07-05-2004, 10:38 AM   #22
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Default Is it okay to eat moldy cake?

Well, technically, you don't know what kind of mold it is, and.. there are a lot, some of them aren't so nice.

Most likely, it was harmless.

If you scrapped it off, or cut out the moldy portion, chances are you didn't even eat any.

If it was like fuzzy green all over.. well, you probably won't die.
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I was too lazy to pick out the molds, I was hungry and I'm still in bed, I didn't want to get crumbs all over, my wife will kill me if she finds out.

I'll let you guys know if I get sick. I couldn't taste the mold, the sweet cream overpowered it.
You ate the mold on purpose... because you didn't want to scrape it off? Dude.. that's like the ultimate in lazyness... lol

I seriously doubt it will hurt you, but I dunno... knowing there was a splotch of mold on the bite I just ate would probably kinda ruin the whole cake experience for me...
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Old 07-05-2004, 12:29 PM   #23
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Moldy, old? Im gonna get something to eat!
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Old 07-05-2004, 12:35 PM   #24
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Old 07-05-2004, 12:37 PM   #25
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Default Is it okay to eat moldy cake?

Some kinds of mold are quite toxic, and IIRC some of them are invisible (or at least hard to see). I don't eat moldy bread/cake, partly because of this and partly because it's usually stale by the time it molds.

You are one lazy SOB for not picking the mold off before eating the cake!
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