When having a birthday party, please make a separate cake for the birthday person. It has been said that there’s more bacteria on a birthday cake on which someone has blown out the candles than in your toilet. It also has been said the same for your computer keyboard that doesn’t get wiped down often.
If you want someone to blow out candles on a cake for a party, dinner, birthday, anniversary, retirement, or any other occasion, make a special cake just for the person blowing out the candles. It can be sized smaller for that one person to consume alone. Then have a larger cake that does not get blown on for the rest of the party or guests.
Numerous childhood diseases as well as flu and colds may not have any symptoms for the first day or two, when the person is most contagious. By blowing out candles on a cake an enormous amount of bacteria is spewed onto the cake. The spit droplets are microscopic most of the time. So you can’t see someone spitting on the cake.
These microscopic droplets also cover food as someone talks above the food while preparing it. That’s why food preparers should not talk to their fellow employees or customers while making deli sandwiches, cutting, or serving food. The microscopic spit particles fly from three to six feet from the person doing the talking. Every type of bacteria and viruses can be passed from one person to the next from talking over food or from blowing out birthday candles.
In some countries, food preparers, chefs, cooks, and servers also wear masks over their mouths so they don’t spray the food as they talk on the serving line. You won’t see this often in the US unless the person has a cold and comes to work wearing a face mask to cook food. And it won’t be enforced unless the boss is standing over the food service workers.
Most parents don’t know that when you have birthday parties for kids, the child blowing out the candles on a birthday cake is contaminating the cake with viruses and bacteria. That’s often how diseases are spread from child to child, by talking or blowing over food that others will eat.
Interestingly, a sanitary birthday cake and candle system is listed at the Fresh Patents.com site. See: Fresh Patents.com.
“The top surface has a plurality of star shaped indentations recessed therein, each one indentation having a bottom surface and at least one upwardly extending infinitely circular wall. The candles have a substantially cylindrical top portion and a substantially star shaped bottom portion. The serving tray has a recessed groove for removable coupling with the fastening lip.”
It has been said that there are more bacteria on a keyboard than in your toilet. Would that also hold water for birthday cakes as well where someone had just blown out all the candles?
The best way to find out is for biology students to look under the microscope before and after blowing out candles on a piece of cake and take a bacteria and/or virus count, depending upon what the person blowing out the candles on the cake carries. But it is known that humans have more bacteria on their tongue and in their mouth than you’ll find in toilets or on computer keyboards.
Studies also done reported that there are more bacteria in frozen ice from some fast food restaurant ice machines than in toilets. Seventy percent of the time, more bacteria had been found in ice machines found in some popular fast-food eateries than in toilets. See the following articles.
Toilet water cleaner than ice in Chicago eateries. – Democratic … – Dec 19, 2009
Student finds less bacteria in toilet water than fast food …
Ice Machines Contain More Bacteria Than Toilet Bowl Water » Blog …
Students Find Toilet Water Cleaner Than Ice At Fast Food … – Dec 2, 2009
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