kimster Posted 3 Jan 2009 , 3:57pm
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Okay, so...I started doing this seriously in October... I've been making almost a cake a week........I was a size 5 then icon_cry.gif

As of Christmas, I was a size 8.. THREE SIZES IN THREE MONTHS!!!! icon_cry.gif

For Christmas I got a membership at the YMCA from my hubby...
I think I need to stop sampling my cake/icing/buttercreme/fondant/filling..........

So it turns out that while 2+2 stil equals 4..... cake/icing/buttercreme/fondant/filling = JUNK IN YOUR TRUNK.

Thanks for listening...maybe there is Anabuse for sugar??? LOL

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cakesdivine Posted 3 Jan 2009 , 4:13pm
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We all suffer from this tragic disease....cakeaholism icon_smile.gif

barbaranoel Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 3:02am
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I went to a cake convention and you can tell all the "professional" decorators - There weren't any skinny ones!

sari66 Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 4:20am
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LOL yup went to culinary school gained 15 finished and lost 29 that goodness. Now I only test something new

Melvira Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 4:29am
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Eh, I could just slap you one for being a size 8... would that make you feel better? Hehehe. Just kidding!

I try not to eat much of what I make, like it was mentioned, only when it's something new.

mw902 Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 4:47am
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Oh Kim, size 8, only in my dreams!!!! I am so going back on Weight Watchers! LOL!! I have seriously thought about not decorating anymore, but evertime I am ready a chance to do a really COOL cake comes along! We are all fighting our battles I guess!!!! Good luck.

summernoelle Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 4:48am
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Oh wah. icon_twisted.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gif

katlovescakes Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 5:00am
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I used to be a cake fiend, like I would make a batch of cupcakes and . . . sure enough they would be gone in 2 days. Every time I would walk past, into, or not even by the kitchen I would have one. So, I know what you are talking about. But that all changed when I started doing it a lot. I think it was all the shortning I was buying. Now, it is just a taste to make sure it's good.

ilovecupcakes Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 5:44am
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As much as I feel for all that have gained weight, how hard is it to just not overeat the cakes??????? I love cake, and will have some here and there, test what I am making but seriously, to eat so much that you all are gaining that much weight? You need some self control! lol.

CakesbyBecca Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 5:58am

ilovecupcakes, it's not the cakes. It's the frosting!!! Oh, yum! I think I have some leftover in the fridge right now. I will NOT succumb! I've gained about 30 since I started decorating last year icon_surprised.gif . That frosting can STAY where it is!

teenteen Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 6:11am

I gained 30 my first year, too! I work out now to offset my addiction. What's funny is that when I complain, people are like, "You have to sample it to make sure it's good!" Like it's totally acceptable for bakers to have a little pudge on them. I guess skinny bakers/cooks can't be trusted! icon_biggrin.gif

mw902 Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 6:22am
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As much as I feel for all that have gained weight, how hard is it to just not overeat the cakes??????? I love cake, and will have some here and there, test what I am making but seriously, to eat so much that you all are gaining that much weight? You need some self control! lol.




Self control??? I missed that day of class!

Melvira Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 4:31pm

Yah, what's this self control nonsense?? You durn communist!! hahahaha! Just teasing!

TJCanadian Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 8:35pm

If you can resist the first bite, you'll be ok. As long as I don't have even a taste, I can resist them all, but if you taste it...then the rest of its little friends talk to you from the oven, fridge, cake pan, etc. Don't worry, it still hasn't prevented me from the terrible disease I've contracted....its called bigassitis... icon_biggrin.gif

Melvira Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 8:40pm
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If you can resist the first bite, you'll be ok. As long as I don't have even a taste, I can resist them all, but if you taste it...then the rest of its little friends talk to you from the oven, fridge, cake pan, etc. Don't worry, it still hasn't prevented me from the terrible disease I've contracted....its called bigassitis... icon_biggrin.gif





Oh my God TJ, I don't have that, but I do have the closely related Abdominus Giganticus. I'm here for you sister. We can get through this together! thumbs_up.gif

TJCanadian Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 8:43pm
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Originally Posted by TJCanadian

If you can resist the first bite, you'll be ok. As long as I don't have even a taste, I can resist them all, but if you taste it...then the rest of its little friends talk to you from the oven, fridge, cake pan, etc. Don't worry, it still hasn't prevented me from the terrible disease I've contracted....its called bigassitis... icon_biggrin.gif




Oh my God TJ, I don't have that, but I do have the closely related Abdominus Giganticus. I'm here for you sister. We can get through this together! thumbs_up.gif




Melvira, icon_biggrin.gif

Malakin Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 8:49pm

I gained 40 lbs since starting doing cakes. If sugar was an illegal drug, I'd be locked up for life.

IloveEmmaCakes Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 8:56pm

WOW.. I've always heard people on here say that they gained a lb here & there from eating cake scraps, icing, ect. But I didn't know ppl could gain 30 lbs just from making cakes.. icon_surprised.gif

Since I've started making cakes which was right after my daughter was born I wore a size 11, now 20 months later I wear a size 5.. The size I wore all throughout my h.s. years.. Ok, yes I am only 20 and h.s. wasn't THAT long ago but still.. I'm losing weight.. Im never tempted to even taste my cakes, cupcakes, icings, ect.. I think I just make them so much that I'm numb to the though of eating them. LOL and I KNOW they're good but not good enough to start gaining weight from them.

KellBell22 Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 9:30pm

I've just started cake decorating as a somewhat serious possible career path by taking classes and I'm addicted to the darn buttercream!!!! I had a fairly easy time of staying within 140 lbs when I was working (I did fire restoration and cleanup and was lifting and moving ALOT) but since my layoff the lbs have just piled on. icon_surprised.gif Perhaps I should pick a healthier hobby........





NAH!!! icon_biggrin.gif

stephaniescakenj Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 9:39pm

You guys are cracking me up! icon_biggrin.gif I blame the kids for the initial gain (3 kids in less than 4 yrs), but I definitely blame the cake for not being able to lose it after the fact! I love the scientific terminology!

Melvira Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 9:53pm

You know, I was addicted to my buttercream at first... couldn't keep my chubby little fingers out of it, and you know what cured me? This is ridiculous... discovering Bettercreme! Really. I like it so much with all the fun things you can do with it that the regular BC just doesn't taste the same to me anymore. Too sweet maybe? I don't know. I can get into it sometimes, but it's a LOT easier to say no now. (Unless it's on a sugar cookie... then I'm still a quivering pile of jello!)

mw902 Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 10:12pm
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Originally Posted by IloveEmmaCakes

WOW.. I've always heard people on here say that they gained a lb here & there from eating cake scraps, icing, ect. But I didn't know ppl could gain 30 lbs just from making cakes.. icon_surprised.gif

Since I've started making cakes which was right after my daughter was born I wore a size 11, now 20 months later I wear a size 5.. The size I wore all throughout my h.s. years.. Ok, yes I am only 20 and h.s. wasn't THAT long ago but still.. I'm losing weight.. Im never tempted to even taste my cakes, cupcakes, icings, ect.. I think I just make them so much that I'm numb to the though of eating them. LOL and I KNOW they're good but not good enough to start gaining weight from them.




Who wants to get in line for the stoning?? icon_lol.gif

Margieluvstobake Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 10:19pm

IloveEmmaCakes
You need to bottle whatever it is that gives you that self control and sell it. I will pay mucho bucks for it!! icon_biggrin.gif

Melvira Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 10:22pm
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Who wants to get in line for the stoning?? icon_lol.gif




Nah, then we'll get the munchies and put on another ten pounds. Oh wait, sorry, I misread that. icon_redface.gif Hehehehehehehe.

tonedna Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 10:26pm
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You know, I was addicted to my buttercream at first... couldn't keep my chubby little fingers out of it, and you know what cured me? This is ridiculous... discovering Bettercreme! Really. I like it so much with all the fun things you can do with it that the regular BC just doesn't taste the same to me anymore. Too sweet maybe? I don't know. I can get into it sometimes, but it's a LOT easier to say no now. (Unless it's on a sugar cookie... then I'm still a quivering pile of jello!)





Nothing like a cup of bettercream with strawberries..or oreos, maybe peanut butter.. icon_surprised.gificon_eek.gif Ok that doesnt sound very dietetic..but is yummy!

IloveEmmaCakes Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 10:28pm

LOL! It's called "will power".....

Before I had my daughter I had never weighed over 115 lbs.. While I was pregnant I gained about 60 lbs.... tapedshut.gif

When I first started making cakes I didn't think of the possibility of gaining weight from eating cake scraps, icing, blah blah..
But for some reason I was just never in the mood to eat cake.. It's like I've been around it ALL day why would I THEN want to eat it.. LMAO icon_razz.gif
Anywho.. I just started piling the cake scraps on a plate and if my daughter ate all of her dinner that night I would give her a piece of it. icon_wink.gif


I guess what I'm trying to say is that I hated being out of shape & overweight after I had my daughter bc before I had her I worked out every single day. So my goal is to get back down to 115 and I wont do that by eating scraps. thumbs_up.gif

ALMOST there though.. Only about 10 more lbs..
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Ok, so who's up first for the stoning? LOL

mw902 Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 10:29pm
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Who wants to get in line for the stoning?? icon_lol.gif



Nah, then we'll get the munchies and put on another ten pounds. Oh wait, sorry, I misread that. icon_redface.gif Hehehehehehehe.


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Melvira Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 10:29pm

Oh maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan! And I have an open carton of it in the fridge just sitting there... I am going to SMACK you silly!!!!!!!!!!!! icon_cry.gif

tonedna Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 10:35pm
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Originally Posted by Melvira

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Originally Posted by mw902

Who wants to get in line for the stoning?? icon_lol.gif



Nah, then we'll get the munchies and put on another ten pounds. Oh wait, sorry, I misread that. icon_redface.gif Hehehehehehehe.

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lmao!!!!!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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tonedna Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 10:37pm
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Oh maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan! And I have an open carton of it in the fridge just sitting there... I am going to SMACK you silly!!!!!!!!!!!! icon_cry.gif





I have one too!...and oreos, and peanut butter, and, and OMG..lets pig out!!!!!!!!!!!!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Edna

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