SophieBelle Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 9:34pm
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I amuse myself by thinking of things we do that prove we are addicted to cake decorating. So I'm starting a thread where I hope you all will add to the list and we can all have a good laugh at ourselves.

Here's what I have so far:

You know you're a cake deco addict when

You dress your darling baby girl up in a frilly, fluffy dress and then wonder, with a tear in your eye, how you could make a cake that looks like that.

You're distracted by embossed designs on jars of pickles at the grocery store.

You read Margaret Braun's 'Cakewalk' on the toilet.

You repair nailholes in your walls with royal icing.

Your sweetheart sends you flowers and you pick them apart and take pictures of the pieces so you can recreate them in gumpaste.

And my personal favorite so far:

You know you're a cake deco addict when you apply your toothpaste to the brush in a nice little shell border design.

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SophieBelle Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 9:48pm
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You know you're a cake deco addict when:

You reply to your own posts on CC just to get them to appear on the home page.

Steady2Hands Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 9:50pm
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...you see the big TV camera on the Today show and think it looks like a large tiered wedding cake...

...you go to the fresh flower departement at Wal-Mart and easily pull back the petals on a real fresh rose to see how it's made, only to find out that a security guard is standing right behind you...

...as you sip coffee with French Vanilla creamer and think, "hmmmm, I wonder if cake mix would make a good tasting creamer...

SophieBelle Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 9:56pm
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...You attempt syrup stringwork on the side of stack of pancakes.


...You wonder if you need to dowel that stack of pancakes.

HollyPJ Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 9:58pm
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Originally Posted by SophieBelle

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You repair nailholes in your walls with royal icing.



And my personal favorite so far:

You know you're a cake deco addict when you apply your toothpaste to the brush in a nice little shell border design.





I have done both of these! Seriously!

And, in the shower I "pipe" the shampoo and conditioner on my hand in pretty designs when I'm washing my hair.

And at weddings, I care more about seeing the wedding cake than I do the bride and groom! icon_eek.gif

ShirleyW Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 10:02pm
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You walk the aisles of Home Depot and everything you see makes you think "I could mold chocolate, gumpaste with that!"


You feel the need to explain to the clerk at the liquor store that the Everclear is REALLY only for cake decorating.


You'd hock your first born child to pay for an Alan Dunn flower class.

Your children warn their friends when they come over to not touch the drawer full of coloring books. "Those are moms, for cake decorating!"

HollyPJ Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 10:11pm
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When your 8-year-old daughter is begging for a salad, of all things, you keep putting her off because you're busy looking up online fondant sources. (yes, this was today).

You make birthday cakes for people who don't even like cake. icon_smile.gif

You keep making cakes even though the cake mess clean-up is just about your least favorite household chore!

cocorum21 Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 10:13pm
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This is so funny I was thinking about this this morning. Here's mine:


when you have more cake pans in your closet than shoes & you're a girl (can't say if that's ok for guys) yes i have to keep them on the shelf in my closet I have no more room in the kitchen. icon_redface.gif

SophieBelle Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 10:28pm
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hahaha!!!



You think stucco looks kinda yummy and might translate well to buttercream.

HollyPJ Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 10:30pm
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Originally Posted by cocorum21

This is so funny I was thinking about this this morning. Here's mine:


when you have more cake pans in your closet than shoes & you're a girl (can't say if that's ok for guys) yes i have to keep them on the shelf in my closet I have no more room in the kitchen. icon_redface.gif




Just as long as you don't start wearing the pans as footwear, I think you're OK. icon_smile.gif

SophieBelle Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 10:32pm

Oh of course not!

You know you're a cake deco addict when:

You make CAKES that look like shoes!

rosiecakes Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 10:34pm

When you can't look at an old building/interesting architecture or Cinderella's Castle in Disney without mentally constructing it in cake down to planning the fondant embellishments and internal supports!

Oh heck any 3 dimentional object for that matter makes me say "i bet i could make that in cake"

SophieBelle Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 10:36pm

...You don't know if you're injured or that's just Super Red food coloring.

jenncowin Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 10:40pm

This is sooooo funny to read! I haven't come up with one yet-but can relate to several of these.

I must say, I have never thought of using royal icing to patch nail holes.....interesting.

sirius Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 10:43pm

...when you're at the liquor store and say you don't need a bag for that small bottle of vodka - stick it in your pocket and dash out of the store (everyone in there is rolling their eyes), so you can rush home to add that "touch of gold" to your bows....

angkimbrell Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 10:47pm

how true these all are!! Here's mine:

I have to go through the Cake decorating isle at wal-mart to get diapers, or milk, and everything else!

Angie

veejaytx Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 10:48pm

Or, you won't drink the alcoholic beverage in the pantry because it is for mixing with the luster dust.

mkerton Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 10:52pm

you know your a cake deco addict when you have every birthday cake for relatives planned out for the next year.

SophieBelle Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 10:57pm

...You use luster dust as eyeshadow.

parismom Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 10:57pm

...when you go to someones bday party and see their little homemade plain cake and sigh thinking of how much more grand they could have gone....

...or how you would have done it...lol

melysa Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 10:59pm

LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am rolling on the floor, this is SO funny!

yeah...i had to give an "excuse" at the liquor store as well when i had my two year old in tow!

"...for cake huh? as if...."

angelas2babies Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 11:00pm

Very funny!!! My own personal favorite-

You know you're an addict when...

...your 3 year old knows the difference between fondant and gumpaste. thumbs_up.gif

Angie

melysa Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 11:01pm
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Originally Posted by SophieBelle

...You use as eyeshadow.




oh my gosh, you are hysterically hillarious! (i just may have to give it a try!) icon_lol.gif

Erlyns_Treats Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 11:02pm

when youve rip out the pages of your nieces coloring books to practice on fbct's!

mkerton Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 11:05pm

I wish I knew the difference between fondant and gumpaste!

Janette Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 11:11pm

It's 3 in the morning and your still on CC

ShirleyW Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 11:18pm
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Originally Posted by SophieBelle

...You use as eyeshadow.






Oh, I bow to the Queen this is the winner!! icon_lol.gif

cocorum21 Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 11:21pm

Your cake stuff, that started in the kitchen, is now in multiple rooms of the house....

melysa Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 11:23pm

when you order $140 dollars worth of fondant online and dont tell your spouse!

jamhays Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 11:27pm

When a friend is bragging to you about getting a famous rock star to come sing for their teen's birthday party, and you say...."What kind of cake are you going to have?"! icon_biggrin.gif

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