CakeDiva73 Posted 20 May 2008 , 6:12pm
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I was just curious how many of CC'ers have husbands who want to help with the cakes. I was reading a post from somewhere about how her husband is her icing smoother and was wondering how many of you also have DH's that like to help and work on cakes?

Mine actually took the Wilton classes with me, lol....and he had long hair and tattoos so it was fall-on-the-floor funny to watch him in a room full of women trying to pipe the perfect buttercream rose!

I am such a control freak that I won't really let him do too much. One time, he was in charge of baking the cakes and they were soooo dry so ever since then, I am like a mother hen when the cakes are in the oven. But when we took the classes, he was always better at smoothing the icing then I was, which royally ticked me off! Maybe it was all that work with brick and mortar?? icon_smile.gif

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MichelleM77 Posted 20 May 2008 , 6:18pm
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I get muscle weakness, especially in my arms, and when it's really bad I have my hubby roll out the fondant for me. Drives me nuts to have him do it, but I can't afford a sheeter, so it's him or me! icon_smile.gif

Mike1394 Posted 20 May 2008 , 6:45pm
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Now just wait a minute. icon_biggrin.gif How many have wives that help? Hehehehehe

Mike

sweetpea1972 Posted 20 May 2008 , 6:50pm
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My hubby is wonderful!

With cakes that I don't need his help, he always stays up late and keeps me company. He also contributes a lot of good ideas and helps me look at cakes differently with a new perspective (sometimes not always good...like at 11pm when he thinks we should engineer some new idea/angle/addition icon_cry.gif )

He's also gotten very good at molding fondant figures.

More than anything he's just extremely supportive of me! I just love him to pieces!

CakeDiva73 Posted 20 May 2008 , 6:51pm
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Originally Posted by Mike1394

Now just wait a minute. icon_biggrin.gif How many have wives that help? Hehehehehe

Mike




icon_redface.gif point taken........... icon_lol.gif

CakeDiva73 Posted 20 May 2008 , 6:52pm
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Originally Posted by Mike1394

Now just wait a minute. icon_biggrin.gif How many have wives that help? Hehehehehe

Mike




icon_redface.gif point taken........... icon_lol.gif

wgoat5 Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:09pm
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LOL yeah my DH helps..

LICK THE BOWL!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

I love him though

BlakesCakes Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:10pm
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My DH is my "go-fer"--he runs to the store without a single complaint when I need anything. He also gets my boxes ready, helps package items when necessary, and takes photos.

He doesn't do any actual decorating (he does make suggestions sometimes, but quite honestly, they're usually not too practical icon_wink.gif ), but I couldn't do it without him. I always start a cake by apologizing because I get pretty witchy when I'm under pressure & stressed.

He's very understanding and very proud of what I do--he's gotten me LOTS of business!

I try to remember to tell him thanks after every cake. I'm a lucky woman.

Rae

mamacc Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:21pm
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Mine mostly comes around for cake scraps and to point out any flaws he sees. If I ask for help he usually says "...oooohhhhhh, I was just about to go do _______"

He actually did help me recently when I had three sculpted cakes to do in one week, and I mostly work at night b/c of my three kids. I put him to work making buttercream and baking...a little cleanup. He's a chef so he does know his way around a kitchen....

jessfmaldonado Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:29pm

My DH always helps me out. He tortes and levels my cakes (he does a much better job at this than me). He colors my fondant for me. He helps me lift the cakes and pack it in the car. He even cuts out my templates for me. He is such a big help, and he is so wonderful, and strong, and handsome ( I have to let him see this so that he keeps helping me, and doesnt ditch me during football season)!!!!!!! icon_wink.gif

jenlg Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:30pm

Mine is the "official taste tester" of new recipes for anything. Plus he always helps me try to look at things differently when I get a brain freeze. I'm my own worst critic.

Jenn2179 Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:31pm

Mine is the official dishwasher and put awayer when he is around. He also helps draw templates to me and such. He was an art major in college the first time around so that helps. But when it comes to anything in the baking or decorating dept he is hopeless.

lu9129 Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:34pm

My DH is the baker and cleanup, delivers and cuts the cake board and covers them. Pretty much I am just the decorator. He is more nervous than I am waiting to hear if the cake was great or not.

Lu

mommak Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:35pm

My hubby does an awesome job at carving & eating scraps. Now he has a new camera soo I'm sure he will the photographer also icon_wink.gif

torysgirl87 Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:37pm

I like this thread! My husband doesn't know what to do in any kitchen, so he stays out of mine. On occasion, he will get supplies for me. He always worries about me delivering cakes and meeting strangers, so he makes himself available. Mostly though, he pouts b/c cakes take away time from him (which I think is cute) and I try to be balanced and schedule days where I don't do anything cake related so we can be couch bums and watch basketball.

thecreativeone4 Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:38pm

My husband is my grocery shopper and my delivery boy. He delivers most of my cakes. He is also my taste tester since I don't eat cake. He is also the one who likes to let me know when I am letting the cake "get to me". And he reminds me not to be cranky because it isn't worth it!

venefica Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:39pm

when I am sculpting a cake... he always tries to eat the pieces that I cut off.... not realizing that it is an ear or something! LOL He is no help!

Babarooskie Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:39pm

My Fiance is the best when it comes to helping out with cakes. He'll go to the store for me, he stays up with me if it ends up being late while decorating, he's my taster, he keeps track of the money, AND he's in charge of the cakeboss when it comes to orders LOL

He's also made my birthday cakes for me...too cute for words icon_biggrin.gif

Tiababe Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:40pm

Mine is very supportive, which I consider to be a huge help. In terms of the cakes, he offers ideas and opinions. Plus, when the kids are awake, he is a HUGE help in keeping them out of the kitchen! Plus, he cleans up for me. He watches me decorate...and I think he secretly wishes he could grab the icing bag and have a go at the cake! Yep...I can see the cake fever in his eyes!!!

AJsGirl Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:40pm

I almost can't make a cake without my husband! He fills bags, colors icing, levels cake, cuts boards, cuts dowels, runs to the store for (insert item here) at last minute, and transports for me.

He washes dishes and stays up with me until 5:00 am and helps when a cake just won't come together.

Oh, and he makes the BEST fondant! I can never do it right. He melts my chocolate, too, because I always seem to burn it.

Wait, now that I'm listing everything, I guess the only thing I really do is mix the batter, bake the cake, make the icing, and decorate. Not much of a cake decorator, am I? icon_confused.gificon_redface.gif

norma20 Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:43pm

Today my husbad already spent some time at the computer designing a special pattern for my next cake which will have a little Coach purse on top of it. thumbs_up.gif

jennifer7777 Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:43pm

My hubby helps me by eating cake scraps! icon_razz.gif
But he also cleans up the kitchen after I make my huge messes, and doesn't complain when we have to eat in the living room (we eat on our laps and the kids use one of the side/coffee tables), because I have cakes/cookies spread all over the table.
He's even made a few deliveries for me...only because he was going to the same place, though icon_rolleyes.gif
I appreciate what he does, and should actually tell him more!

sweetcravings Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:44pm

Wow..your husbands help alot! Mine basically just keeps my DS out of the kitchen while i'm decorating. He also is called to the kitchen to give me a second opinion on decorating...that's about it. On Friday when i had my last minute order i was just struggling to get the darn thing done. I asked my DH to just put some icing in a piping bag..that was a disaster. Icing was everywhere. It took forever. I might as well have done it myself. I wish he could help more with them but honestly he has no clue on what he is doing. You are fortunate to have such handy husbands in the cake decorating area.

wgoat5 Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:44pm

Oh you know what I need to add something about my dh... he never complains when I have to get new cake stuffs.... so that is a big plus icon_smile.gif

jessfmaldonado Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:45pm

I love this thread!! How wonderful all these hubby's are!!! Now I don't feel like I take advantage of My DH. hehe. icon_redface.gificon_biggrin.gif

stampinron Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:47pm

Mine is not even allowed in the kitchen when I'm decorating. He warns people that are coming over as well. He is like a bull in a china shop, if you know what I mean. icon_rolleyes.gif

awolf24 Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:47pm

Generally no. He has gone and bought supplies for me once when the store I needed them from closed before I could get off work. And he does take my new recipe experiments and extra stuff to work with him so that "helps" me so I don't eat it. icon_smile.gif But it is pretty much MY hobby and not his - from preparation through clean up. That's OK - I don't help him with his motorcycle so we're even. icon_smile.gif

lindambc Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:50pm

My boyfriend loves to help! He is my all purpose whatever I need go to guy! He will carve my cakes, help me put em together, pick them up and drive me around to deliveries and he even cleans up for me. Whats great is that he will get up with me at 3 am to work on one!!!

Glad to hear everyone has good guys out there!

tiffy76620 Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:55pm

My husband is WONDERFUL!!!!! When I have cake orders the first thing he says as he is coming home from work, ok, what do you need help with. I dont think I could do it without him. He cuts dowels, helps with leveling, taste person, and tells me his honest opinion. The support is awesome!!!

cakeladydi Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:56pm

My DH goes with me to deliver EVERY wedding cake and groom's cake. He gets the Yukon ready to go by removing seats and laying a cover to put the cakes on. He is so careful with them. He stresses about them more than I do (and I stress). He always worries that they are going to fall or lean or someone will knock them over after we leave. He doesn't like it when I just use dowels for stacked cakes. Even though I don't put them together until I get to the venue. He is so worried that I am going to ruin some poor girls wedding day. He is very supportive and I know he is very proud. He is my sweetie.

You know you hear a lot about all the bad stuff in marriages it is really good to hear from women who have good, loving, helpful, sweet men in their lives.

Diane

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