What music do you listen to when decorating?

Decorating By UltimateCakes Updated 21 Apr 2013 , 4:54pm by auntginn

sayhellojana Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 12:39am
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I like this thread!
When I'm baking, I like loud music. I'll crank Bon Jovi or Queen, sometimes some metal. But when I decorate, I like melo. I have a podcast called iCoffeCafe from iTunes. It's free and it's only one track, about an hour of music and it's mellow, kind of jazzy but not so much that it makes me sleepy.

Oh, I also love to do either with re-runs of House on in the background. Gotta love House.

Lorendabug Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 12:46am
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Definately music from the 80's if I need to keep my energy up for decorating. If I need to really concentrate it is Harry Conick Jr, Frank Sinatra, stuff like that. But, if my husband is staying up with me we put in a dvd, usually Harry Potter. Lately the movie has been The Lord of the Rings.

Serenatea - I think a Rivendale inspired cake would just be amazing!

Wesha Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 12:48am
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Usually it is quiet when I decorate a cake. I will try decorating with music playing in the background. icon_smile.gif

lanibird Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 2:25am
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I usually pop in a dvd that I have seen a thousand times. My favorite and most inspirational dvd is the Lord of the Ring trilogy. It's either that or Sex and the City...I just want background noise. And since I have seen them several times, I don't have to pay close attention to them. One day i'm going to do a cake inspired by Rivendale.




That would be a pretty cake. Have you seen this Lord of the Rings inspired cake? It's so pretty. http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1167521

sayhellojana Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 3:55am
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Jamalyn - Your from Chico? I grew up there, just moved to AZ this summer. Chico is one of the best small towns around. I tell my friends here that it looks like stars hollow from Gilmore Girls. Brick, trees, all the pretty stuff around Bidwell...

Ironbaker Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 4:07am
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Oh Mike, I like you more and more. icon_biggrin.gif

mbelgard Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 5:22pm
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I listen to stuff like Marilyn Manson, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Megadeath, 80's hair bands, Alice Cooper, Nickelback. Once in a great while I'll get in the mood for country.

I've been busy teaching my kids what good music is, my 5 year old likes to sing Black Sabbath songs. thumbs_up.gif
I watch movies sometimes and once in a while I'll turn on comedy, Carlin is one of my favorites, but that's when the kids aren't around.

Beefy85 Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 10:13pm
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AWhat a great thread. I listen to pretty much anything and everything. Last month I was mainly listening to artists like Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Billy Ocean, and Ray Charles. Now I can't stop listening to Mötley Crüe. But my friends and family find it hilarious when they pop round and find me decorating a really girly pink cake while listening to Slipknot at full volume.

enga Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 10:20pm
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What a great thread.
I listen to pretty much anything and everything. Last month I was mainly listening to artists like Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Billy Ocean, and Ray Charles. Now I can't stop listening to Mötley Crüe. But my friends and family find it hilarious when they pop round and find me decorating a really girly pink cake while listening to Slipknot at full volume.


Love making cakes while listening to Green Day blasting when I have to hit the ground running,(last minute cake),lol

 

Basket case, of course icon_lol.gif

SISA Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 10:28pm
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Kid Rock.  I'm a Detroit girl!

enga Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 10:30pm
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Kid Rock.  I'm a Detroit girl!


lol, \m/

Beefy85 Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 10:58pm
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Love making cakes while listening to Green Day blasting when I have to hit the ground running,(last minute cake),lol

Basket case, of course :lol:

Haha, great choice. Anything loud and fast works for me when I hit the eleventh hour. Iron Maiden has saved my bacon more times than I care to remember.

enga Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 11:09pm
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I work with a younger crowd so Bob Dylan, Bob Marley and everything in between have become my favs.  When I am alone I like classical and slower music (r&b).

But nothing beats alternative and rock to get your blood pumping.
 

enga Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 11:38pm
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Haha, great choice. Anything loud and fast works for me when I hit the eleventh hour. Iron Maiden has saved my bacon more times than I care to remember.


Thanks Beefy85 for bringing this thread back to life, it's nice to know different genres of music people listen to while decorating cake, made my day!!!

Annabakescakes Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 11:43pm
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I have to rock out when I cake! I like Alkaline Trio, Bad Religion, As Friends Rust, Jimmy Eat World, Rollins Band, Bayside... It helps energize me, I swear, my natural state is half asleep.

didavista Posted 21 Apr 2013 , 12:06am
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AFor me hard rock/alternative, avenged sevenfold, linkin park, korn, etc.

Beefy85 Posted 21 Apr 2013 , 12:18am
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Thanks Beefy85 for bringing this thread back to life, it's nice to know different genres of music people listen to while decorating cake, made my day!!!

Your welcome. I was going to start a thread exactly the same as this to get to know people but when I found this one I decided I'd just post on this one instead. It's nice to get an insight into how other people work in the cake world and as music is such a big part of my life this thread was right up my street.

Beefy85 Posted 21 Apr 2013 , 12:32am
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I have to rock out when I cake! I like Alkaline Trio, Bad Religion, As Friends Rust, Jimmy Eat World, Rollins Band, Bayside... It helps energize me, I swear, my natural state is half asleep.

Tell me about it. Honestly all of my big orders seem to be when I've had very little sleep. May us going to be interesting. I've got about 20 orders to get out along side my 60 hour per week day job. It's going to be emotional. But it's also going to pay for a Bose sound dock :D so every cloud has a silver lining.

enga Posted 21 Apr 2013 , 12:40am
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Tell me about it. Honestly all of my big orders seem to be when I've had very little sleep. May us going to be interesting. I've got about 20 orders to get out along side my 60 hour per week day job. It's going to be emotional. But it's also going to pay for a Bose sound dock icon_biggrin.gif so every cloud has a silver lining.


((((((((((BOSE))))))))))))!!! I have one don't have the dock though, just stick my phone in the the back of mine, it was worth every penny!

Beefy85 Posted 21 Apr 2013 , 12:58am
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((((((((((BOSE))))))))))))!!! I have one don't have the dock though, just stick my phone in the the back of mine, it was worth every penny!

Haha. Yeah I was thinking about just getting a cheap Sony dock with it only being for the kitchen but sound quality is everything to me and I had a Bose sound system in my old car which was really good considering it was stock so I figured it had to be Bose

iCookiBake Posted 21 Apr 2013 , 1:46am
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I just put on the ipod and let it play. i have about 1200 songs so there's a good variety on there. But I cannot go through one day without music.. especially when cooking or baking!

Annabakescakes Posted 21 Apr 2013 , 2:47am
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I just put on the ipod and let it play. i have about 1200 songs so there's a good variety on there. But I cannot go through one day without music.. especially when cooking or baking!

You are so lucky! I can't shuffle on mine! We have a 120 gig ipod that somehow collected all the music off the computer, both hard drives... Not too bad, except it has some serious crap on it from when both my younger and older brothers lived with me. Bloodhound Gang, Teagan and Sarah, to name a couple. Plus, my husband has some questionable taste in punk. Old screamy garage style, that hits the migraine nerve. I like my punk a little cleaner and smarter. Out of 20,000 songs on there, I hate about 10,000! And about 2,000 aren't good for making cakes to.

 

I have 2 playlists: Cake and Sleep. Sleep has Tom Petty, Keene, Pat Boone, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, lol Stuff that knocks me out. Cake is the rocking stuff.

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 21 Apr 2013 , 4:37am
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Never really thought about it. If I were to listen to anything while decorating a cake, I'd probably go with Bach chamber or orchestral music. Maybe the Brandenburg Concertos. I can definitely imagine myself decorating a cake to the 4th Brandenburg, either the original for 2 flutes, violin, strings, and continuo, or perhaps the version by synthesist Wendy Carlos.

shanter Posted 21 Apr 2013 , 6:31am
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Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Beatles, Colin James, and some other stuff.

auntginn Posted 21 Apr 2013 , 4:54pm
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I take the time to warm up my vocal chords... I also sing at my church so I listen and practice all the Old... hymns, new songs etc.  They energize me and inspire me on my work.

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