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The tradition of blowing out Birthday Candles (now a no no)

(9 Posts)
bikergran Mon 28-Sep-20 19:33:05

Never ever even give a thought prior to Covid, but just been reading (sorry don't know how to do links) about the bacteria that could be spread or has been spread in the past when blowing out Birthday Cake Candles and spreading micro droplets all over the icing on the cake then of course cutting up the cake and people eating it. shock

Yet another thing to think about.

Apparently you can now but a perspex birthday cake cover that still lets you place the candles in but covers the cake.

J52 Mon 28-Sep-20 19:48:11

Can’t sing Happy Birthday either!

Starblaze Mon 28-Sep-20 19:51:44

J52 you can sing happy birthday! Twice.... As long as you are washing your hands when you do it lol

J52 Mon 28-Sep-20 20:03:26


trisher Mon 28-Sep-20 20:09:28

OMG we did this as a family on my DS's birthday at the end of August.It's a miracle we are all still here!!!

trisher Mon 28-Sep-20 20:09:54

That should be miracle!!!

BlueBelle Mon 28-Sep-20 20:16:55

Should I have a fit of the vapours? never heard anything so daft they ll ban kissing next, the biggest way to pass on germs 🤪🤪

MaizieD Mon 28-Sep-20 20:21:36

Death by birthday cake, eh? grin

We seem to have managed to evade all those germs for a great many years...

EllanVannin Mon 28-Sep-20 21:10:09

I never did like candle blowing across a cake so I won't miss it.