How many of you have supportive husbands?

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texaskitty Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 7:29pm
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I know my husband is great because he does not complain about this:

(It is not usually quite this messy but my mother came over this morning and was looking at all my stuff and I haven't cleaned up yet. Not that it is normally spotless. I usually have enough stuff out that my husband can not use the table.)

edited to say: The sad thing is that I don't think there is a single thing on this table that is not for cakes icon_redface.gif
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mabailey Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 7:34pm
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Count me in as one that has a VERY supportive spouse! He goes way above and beyond the call of duty. Long Live the Supportive Husband! I think that would make a great bumper sticker icon_biggrin.gif ...don't you? >^.,.^<

missyek Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 8:00pm
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Originally Posted by texaskitty

I know my husband is great because he does not complain about this:

(It is not usually quite this messy but my mother came over this morning and was looking at all my stuff and I haven't cleaned up yet. Not that it is normally spotless. I usually have enough stuff out that my husband can not use the table.)

edited to say: The sad thing is that I don't think there is a single thing on this table that is not for cakes icon_redface.gif




Oh my! That is messy?!? Wow, I don't even want to show you what my work area looks like while I'm working... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif My hubby would love it if I was even close to being as organized as your mess. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif (But he really can't complain--he is just as bad with his ebay stuff....)

jo_ann Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 8:01pm
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Mine's the best. Not only does he help when needed, he's forever drumming up business (I call him my agent). He shops, mixes, helps bake, clean up and deliver. We're partners all the way. And he has a great eye for color combinations and designs.

Zmama Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 12:33am
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My fiance is very supportive of everything I do. With cakes, at least he gets the bonus of eating them. With school and photography, he just gets to spend money and see me happy. He actually scouts out stores for me, makes sure I have money to buy the things I "need" and gives me time to do my hobbies. I have jealous friends, lol.

MissT Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 12:40am
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My husband is soooo supportive about anything and everything I do and honestly always has been. As for cakes - he tells people that I'm the person they want to get their cakes from, gets orders for me, gives me the time and space to make them, doesn't complain when I spend a little too much on supplies and books and is the one who bought me my KA for Christmas a few years ago without my even asking for one. He figured since I bake so much (not just cakes) that it was just what I needed. He's the best!!!! icon_smile.gifthumbs_up.gif

LittleLinda Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 12:44am
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My husband isn't exactly supportive. He doesn't mind as long as there isn't a mess everywhere while he is home to see it. He is proud of the cakes I do. I do not involve him in any of the shopping. I do as much as I can while he is at work.

shortNsweet Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 12:46am
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My hubby is in a word, wonderful! He is not only supportive, he is always bragging to others SO much, he gets me lots of orders for cakes! He is my best advertisment! My favorite thing though, is he can come home from work, and I can have the kitchen loking like an absolute shipwreck...and he just comes in, and takes over with the cleaning up! How wonderful is THAT? He had been working a 12 hour day on his feet, and insists on helping me clean up. He's a keeper!

bori74 Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 12:48am
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My husband is really supportive also. I name him vice president/financial advisor/Marketing manager and delivery guy of my little business. That is his title and he doesnt complaint. Im very thankful of his support on this and on everything else in our life.

karenm0712 Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 12:50am
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I have just started out, but so far my hubby is being as supportive as he can be. The only downfall is that he wants all the cakes to himself!!! icon_smile.gif

toristreats Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 1:16am
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My husband is very supportive of all my little hobbies...although this hobby is not so little. He loves my cakes and when I start to get so frustrated that I want to scream he can usually calm me down. I love him so much!! I agree that we should have a bumper sticker that says something about having a supportive husband...there is too much men bashing in this world.

lilscakes Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 1:27am
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My hubby wins the "supportive" category in my books. Not only does he cut boards, deliver cakes, and fetch whatever supplies I require at the drop of a hat, but he also has a natural talent for looking at things and coming up with brilliant suggestions. When my idea bank is dry, he looks at things from a totally different perspective and "voila!" ....problem solved. He has seen me go through some highs and lows with the cake decorating and not once lost faith in me at all. I could spend thousands on cake decorating supplies only to have him encourage me to buy more just in case! I thank God for him every day and wish everyone else the same level of support.
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karateka Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 1:30am
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lilscakes....I think we are married to the same guy. icon_lol.gif

My husband is the best. He cuts my boards, transports cakes, drives me to new cake stores when I don't know how to get there. He talks me off the ledge when things aren't going well, and he cleans up for me all the time. He is always looking for customers for me, and a lot of my good ideas are his. He looks for stuff I might be interested in when he's out. I just couldn't have gotten any luckier.

just_for_fun Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 1:37am
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My husband is amazing!! When he realized that I love baking, he purchased a heavy duty mixer. He NEVER complains about my purchases, and even encourages me to get what I need (as in "you seem to be in a funk, why don't you go to Peppermill (that's the baking supply store nearby)). I also think he needs his eyesight checked, since he never sees the mess in the kitchen while I'm baking, and worse, he doesn't ever see any imperfections in anything i make. The best part is when he will make supper, bathe the kids, go grocery shopping, and clean up the house (even the laundry thumbs_up.gif ) if i am in the middle of a project!! All this, and it's only a hobby... he is encouraging me to go into business, but no pressure, only if i wish....

he is really the best!!!!

atkin600 Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 1:44am
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When I was doing cakes regularly, my husband loved the product, but HATED the mess and the stress that it caused. He is so glad that I have stopped doing them. I can't really blame him. Our kitchen is not very big. One day maybe I'll figure out how to balance it all.

moydear77 Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 1:49am
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Originally Posted by TheVienneaus

My husband isn't exactly supportive. He doesn't mind as long as there isn't a mess everywhere while he is home to see it. He is proud of the cakes I do. I do not involve him in any of the shopping. I do as much as I can while he is at work.




I was looking for this reply-Yes ditto on this reply. I am determined to make my cakes a career and he keeps saying show me the money. Is it me or the better the cake gets the less impressed they are-Sorta like they are used to it! Or they will pick out a flaw! Anyway fifty fifty on this one! I am dragging him to OSSAS in October!

Godiva Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 2:02am
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I cannot begin without saying that I would not have achieved what I have had it not been for my loving husband. He is incredibly supportive. He's seen my progress and is thrilled about it. He knows how much I love what I do and although I'm not making the big bucks just yet, he does not push me to go back to work at all.

I love his reactions to my cakes...He is in awe everytime. He thinks I get better with each cake...The next is always better than the one before it. He brags more about my work than I do. He is so very proud of me, I cannot believe it.

He is also my designated delivery assitant. Since I have a bad back and cannot carry the cakes, he's the one that helps me deliver and set up my cakes. He goes through the stress with me that one day, and in return I treat him for dinner. Last time was a $35 steak!

He's the best. He makes me strive to do more and get better. He's also got a trained eye for imperfections and helps me downplay them so that I don't get too stressed. He makes sure the cake is centered too! icon_biggrin.gif

I luv my man! icon_lol.gif

gabbs Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 2:05am
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Mine is like, "can i help u?" or can i give u an advice ... he is very supportive, when he sees it's 1 am and i'm not finished he helps me ... he like any human being wishes i could spend more time with him than making cakes ... but he gives me all his support and that makes me feel so happy ...

LittleLinda Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 10:43am
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Originally Posted by moydear77

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheVienneaus

My husband isn't exactly supportive. He doesn't mind as long as there isn't a mess everywhere while he is home to see it. He is proud of the cakes I do. I do not involve him in any of the shopping. I do as much as I can while he is at work.



I was looking for this reply-Yes ditto on this reply. I am determined to make my cakes a career and he keeps saying show me the money. Is it me or the better the cake gets the less impressed they are-Sorta like they are used to it! Or they will pick out a flaw! Anyway fifty fifty on this one! I am dragging him to OSSAS in October!




Moydear77, I guess we're in the smaller boat here. On the "show me the money" issue, my money usually goes from the customer's hands into my gas tank without passing GO! My husband doesn't pick out flaws in my cakes. He still is impressed with all of them. For him it's mostly the mess. If there is a mess anywhere in the house of if I forgot to do something I was supposed to do, he blames it on the fact that I was making cakes. I don't mean to bash him because he doesn't want anything more than any other husband would want ... a clean and neat home.
What is OSSAS?

moydear77 Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 2:15pm
post #50 of 134

TheVienneaus
Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show
Yes we are in the same boat here! It is not that he isn't impressed but just doesn't get giddy about cake. Yes I have had cake done before laundry lets say but it will get done eventually!
I truly believe that you can make money doing cakes-I am just trying to get from point A to B. It is frustrating that I cannot be 100% positive that this is what we both want. If I could make six figures digging trenches he probably would prefer I take the six figures over my dream job! HA HA!
Good to have validaition that I am not alone!

wendysue Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 2:24pm
post #51 of 134

My husband is supportive, but I still can't make a cake when he's at home. He's all over it with what he calls constructive criticism! When he's finally stressed me out soo bad that I'm a nervous wreck he says, "don't worry about it so much, it's just a cake". Ugh! Lesson learned here is to only bake and decorate when he's at work! lol He has ambitions for me to have my own business someday, but honestly I think I've left that notion behind me. So in a way, he's more into me doing cakes than I am!

tatetart Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 2:24pm
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Originally Posted by 2xMiMi

I am still a newbie to the decorating world but my husband is very supportive. He usually stays out of the kitchen until it is time to clean up and he is right there helping. He washes things while I clean up counters, table, etc. icon_smile.gif




WHOA!!! Do you rent him out???

wendysue Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 2:29pm
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Originally Posted by couturiere

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2xMiMi

I am still a newbie to the decorating world but my husband is very supportive. He usually stays out of the kitchen until it is time to clean up and he is right there helping. He washes things while I clean up counters, table, etc. icon_smile.gif



WHOA!!! Do you rent him out???




Sounds like a keeper to me!!!
Just a guess here, but are you still newlyweds? lol icon_lol.gif

emnjakesmom Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 2:33pm
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Godiva- I'm with you. My hubbie is my biggest fan in pretty much everything I do. (And vice versa!) Our two kids have learned from our example, too, so I get three times the support with my cake decorating addiction!!

tbittner Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 2:33pm
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My hubby loves my cakes and cuts me good strong cake boards all the time. He keeps asking when I am going to open my bakery! He is wonderfully supportive!

all4cake Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 2:49pm
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Sometimes...just sometimes...


I think he intentionally does this at my most stressed on a cake...
He'll come into the kitchen to refill his tea glass or grab a snack...and make some sort of comment like, "uh, it's doing something crazy over here on the back side. Did you see it???"

I just look up at him with the CRAAAAAAAAAAZY EYE. He starts laughin makes a little woop kind of sound and goes back upstairs.

Other than that...the man is there to support and assist...with board cutting...special stands...omw!!! and DELIVERIES!

I would love nothing more than to make it to OSSAS this year! If nothing more than to see the phenomenal cakes and sugar pieces.

DH put in his vacation 4 months ago so that we could go ...I got my fingers crossed.

travelingcakeplate Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 2:51pm
post #57 of 134

My husband is quite supportive also. This is VERY helpful since I work full-time and we have an infant.
As a reward for his kindness and generosity, I try to do little things to make sure he knows how much I appreciate him. Sometimes I surprise him with breakfast during the week and make sure I tell him how wonderful he is.
It works most of the time!

moydear77 Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 2:58pm
post #58 of 134

Oh my OSSAS is the highlight of my year. I cut my own boards and I would never let him deliver a cake-he has no concept of slow around the corners! I am bringing out the big guns for Tulsa as it will be very tough compettion! And can we say Food Network will be there in full force!

cakes47 Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 3:00pm
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My hubby is a great help with cutting the boards for me. Also just letting me be when I'm decorating. No questions, no talking!!! LOL Sometimes he'll wash up some of my equiptment if he's home at the time.

kello Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 3:02pm
post #60 of 134

My husband is so supportive in all things I do. When it's time to do a cake, he makes sure the kids are out of the way and kept busy. He will also help with the hard stuff.....like mixing big batches of MMF (I don't have a KA) and it just kills my arms after a while. He's also great with making my cake boards. The only time he teases me is when he walks in and I'm this website AGAIN!

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