I've not taken things to work to practice however I DO work on my cake business almost every night until 10:30 or later! I took last year off to get my business up and running. It was great having that year but now I have returned to the "after five" cake business, so I know what you mean. My kids are all grown but it's still hectic. Good luck to you. Keep at it and it will pay off for you.
Before I quit my job to do cakes full-time, I used to practice making fondant roses at my desk! I worked in a call center, and while on the phone or inbetween calls, I would use Play-Doh to practice! However, I'm in a bit of a different pickle now....my sister decided to have a baby late in life (with no hubby to help) and guess who's watching her....ME! Love her to death, but boy am I forced to be organized during the day! I only get about 4 hours during the day to really work on cakes....so I'm up VERY late every night and back up bright n' early to watch Avery!
I know what you mean!!! In the last year (2007), each of our daughters had babies! Two grandsons in one year. I watched one of them every day for 10 months from 6:30 until 2:30, so the time I got to work on my cakes was limited also. Now that I am back to work, he has had to go to daycare so I am kind of going throught that "empty nest" syndrome all over again!
I take my stuff to practice decorating on a semi-regular basis. I was skeptical at first but really enjoy having it there to practice with and my skills are improving because of it. I have a 6 year old and a 3 year old at home and don't have the time at home to really practice.
Oh yeah.....Actually I'm an "after 8" p.m. decorator. It's a good night if I finish by 2 a.m.
oh I am!!!
I don't work outside the home I'm a SAHM but...I bake in the morning after I take the kids to school and start decorating about 8pm so no kids either time...sometimes it takes all night and I am ok with that...I don't have to stop to make dinner, clean..etc....
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