You Know You Are A Cake Decorator When....

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AmandaPanda Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 12:38am
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your child sees everything in CAKE form lol ... my 5 year old little girl was looking through one of those inserts that comes with the disney dvd's that has all the cute little statues and toys that you can purchase .... and EVERY ONE of the ceramic statues of the disney characters she thought they were cakes and was telling me she wanted this cake or that cake for her birthday lol.

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mbelgard Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 12:43am
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Kids can get so funny about that, mine know that stuff isn't cake but I'm supposed to make all kinds of things into cakes and cookies. My youngest has words such as fondant and gum paste in his vocabulary and my oldest can go through and tell you what pans they used in the yearbooks and sometimes he can tell how something is done. icon_lol.gif

Mac Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 6:55am
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You know you are a cake decorator when...

you head to the bakery "just to see what they are doing with the cakes".

I find myself doing this every time I go to Wally-world, Brookshires, Albertson's...

I CAN'T STOP MYSELF!!!

rcs Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 7:02am
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Originally Posted by Mac

You know you are a cake decorator when...

you head to the bakery "just to see what they are doing with the cakes".

I find myself doing this every time I go to Wally-world, Brookshires, Albertson's...

I CAN'T STOP MYSELF!!!


OMG, I've been doing that too!!!

Shazzicakes Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 7:07am
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You know you are a cake decorator when... it seems quite normal to go to bed at 3am!

Bethwmi Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 7:09am
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...when you are half paying attention to the TV, and a music/instrument shop commercial comes on, and you perk up thinking how realistic that guitar cake looks. Then you realize it's a guitar. icon_redface.gif

lovely Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 7:13am
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I'm not a decorator but I look at galic crushers, playdoh toys, pasta maker and things athe shops as tools for making fun things in fondant.

lovely Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 7:13am
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I'm not a decorator but I look at galic crushers, playdoh toys, pasta maker and things athe shops as tools for making fun things in fondant.

LaSombra Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 7:16am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mac

You know you are a cake decorator when...

you head to the bakery "just to see what they are doing with the cakes".

I find myself doing this every time I go to Wally-world, Brookshires, Albertson's...

I CAN'T STOP MYSELF!!!




lol, every time I go to the grocery store by myself, I skirt past the bakery just so I can see what they've got and how much they're charging for things. I always go into the baking isle and see if there's anything I could have missed before such as extracts and such. I like to see what they're making into mixes too for flavor ideas icon_rolleyes.gif

mommyof5kidz Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 7:22am
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when you look for new toys, new techniques...or when you "just look real quick" at 2:30 am at your favorite cake forum after a long nite of baking~decorating!

CakesbyMonica Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 7:26am
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When you start wondering if you can use gel colors and lusterdust as eyeshadow?

My DD(2) is silly about things, too. She got a frisbee, a ball, and a toy cup. Stacked them on top of each other and told me "Hot! 5 minutes!" and was pointing to the bookshelf cubby where they were "cooking", then she brought it to me and announced proudly, "CAKE, MOMMY! DID IT BYSELF!"

KristasCakes Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 7:27am
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...when you spend hours and hours online at cc!
...when you get rid of pots, pans and tupperware to make room for cake stuff in the cupboard!

I ALWAYS go through the baking and cake supply aisle at every store...and look through the bakery, too.....thinking I can do that.....

Lazy_Susan Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 7:35am
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Originally Posted by Shazzicakes

You know you are a cake decorator when... it seems quite normal to go to bed at 3am!



Or 6 am, or 7 am, or 8 am, or............. LOL That seems to be my schedule icon_smile.gif

Oh! And when you have to stay up until noon for your customer to pick up the cake you worked on all night! icon_smile.gif

Lazy_Susan

Trevie Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 7:38am
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when...you clean out your closet just to make room for more cake stuff..
when...you seriously think about bunking your kids up in one room so you can have a "cake room"
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jarjarmom Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 7:49am
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I do the same thing...Krogers always has new ideas! Your a cake decorator with kids when.... you know every product that gets red buttercream stains out of your carpet!

OzCookie Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 7:52am
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How 'bout when the family sees nothing strange in "cake offcuts for dinner"!?
(Please don't tell my mother!) tapedshut.gif

Lazy_Susan Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 7:53am
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Originally Posted by jarjarmom

Your a cake decorator with kids when.... you know every product that gets red buttercream stains out of your carpet!




Not only kids make those butter cream stains!!! LOL icon_eek.gif

jewelykaye Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 2:36pm
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...when you watch a movie and think about how that fabric would make a pretty cake.

...when you are at work and spend most of your time on CC.

...when your "personal drawer" at work is filled with post it notes that have cake sketches on them.

...when every conversation with anyone always turns into talking about cake.

...when your husband actually know what cake tools are such as flower nail, luster dust, etc.

...when your husband is giving you suggestions on ideas for a cake... "Yeah we could make the coins out of white chocolate and dust them gold..."

...when your father calls you up a couple times a week with new ideas of what he would like to see in cake form.

jobartwo Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 7:16pm
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People make fun of me because of my "themes" that I like to dream up for for birthdays, especially my daughters. Well, one day I heard my daughter (she was 5 then, now 7) discussing her friends birthday pary and she asked her very seriously "OH, what is your theme". I knew then I deserved everything I was getting.

mvhatteras Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 9:43pm
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when you start to realize that even though you don't have kids, all of your friends invite you to their kids bday parties, and you are usually the only other adult there!!!

I finally told them I can do a cake for you, that doesn't mean you have to invite me to the party! Too many six year olds can be very overwhelming to a childless gal like me!!

coreenag Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 10:00pm
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....when your family has a collection of cake photos in their inbox but no pictures of your family icon_redface.gif Guilty!

....when you have parties just to try out new cake ideas ....

ladeebug Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 10:08pm
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When a potential customer turns you down because your cake is too expensive ($45 for a 12 x 18 - is that so over the top?). She wanted some exotic flavor, but when she got my price, she said she would check with Wal-Mart. More power to her.

Mac Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 11:39pm
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$45.00 for a 12 X 18 is NOT too much...in fact, it's not enough. Especially for an exotic flavor.

ladeebug Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 11:41pm
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Thanks, Mac. You would've thought I'd asked her for a kidney!

mommachris Posted 21 Jul 2007 , 3:34am
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you install a lock on the den door so you will have a safe place to leave your creations over night.

My four year old dd woke me very early one morning saying, "mommy where did you put that cake, I looked and looked but I can't find it."


I knew she had gone to bed much too easily that night. She was planning to attack at the break of dawn, but I foiled her. ( mean mommy laugh...hehehe)

mommachris

msmanning2 Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 9:02pm
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I don't know if anyone has mentioned this one or not but came up with this one while I was making my breakfast.
You know you are a cake decorator when...you are putting cream cheese on your english muffin and you try to make it as smooth as possible.

janpolycarp Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 11:58pm
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.....when your husband uses your cakes as an excuse to buy expensive canon lenses.lol!!!

Bijoudelanuit Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 12:09am
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... when you pipe your toothpaste onto your toothbrush in a neat line of shells...

... when you pick up wedding gift bags or cards for yourself because of the cake picture/idea on it!

pechee Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 12:16am
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how about............you continue to bake your third 12" cake in one day, because not only does your family love your cakes, but so do your DOGS!!!!!!!!!

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