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Is this really true?

"Never garnish a cake with anyting that's not inside the cake." (or words to that effect).

Is that really true?

Someone said that on some cooking show (forget which one) and passed it off as some sort of well-worn tautology.

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  1. I call BS.

    Ice it with seafood and cheese if you want. It's your cake.

    1. I've never heard that one. But, I have heard to never garnish a plate with something inedible. I ate at a Panda Garden some years back and they put plastic flowers in my plate to make it look "pretty". I was a bit too amazed to complain.

      1. Haha, I'd put a maraschino cherry on *anything*.

          1. so much for cherries, nuts, strawberries, whipped cream, chocolate frosting, liquor drizzled over the cake (sort of inside the cake, but not really) --

            Baloney.