Some Good Advice (Trust Me On This One!)

Decorating By jimandmollie Updated 23 May 2009 , 12:04pm by Lita829

jimandmollie Posted 14 May 2009 , 1:10pm
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So I was whipping up a quick batch of cupcakes this am for my hubby's work. I am putting a 1G (big star) tip into my icing bag, go to push it down in and push my finger right through the darn thing! I couldn't pull my finger back out because the points were caught in my skin and it would only dig deeper if I pulled on it. Oh my Lord, THE PAIN!!! I managed to hang onto consciousness long enough to grab a pair of needle nose pliars and pull the points away to get my finger out. That must be what a bear caught in a trap feels like.

RULE OF THUMB (or index finger)



I am such a dork! icon_biggrin.gif rofl

39 replies
Niquie Posted 14 May 2009 , 1:20pm
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Wow, sorry that happened to you. That must have been really painful!!! Thanks for the tip, because I sure do push my tips in sometimes!!!

tiggerjo Posted 14 May 2009 , 1:21pm
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too funny. glad you are okay. can't tell you how many of my dish cloths have no corners on them from getting them stuck in the star tips. i always seem to forget that i have a brush tip for that. lol

newnancy Posted 14 May 2009 , 1:29pm
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I'm glad you're OK now but that just really made me laugh trying to picture that. Way to funny, I can't stop laughing. Thanks for the warning, I could see myself doing that & I guess that's why I think it's so funny.

mmgiles Posted 14 May 2009 , 1:33pm
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I always use the end of a wooden spoon, I think I just cant fit my fat hands in the bag.

gailsgoodies Posted 14 May 2009 , 1:39pm
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Glad you're ok and thanks for the laugh! icon_smile.gif

alvarezmom Posted 14 May 2009 , 1:49pm
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That's horrible! Glad to hear your okay. You can never trust those darn tip traps! LOL

bakingkat Posted 14 May 2009 , 2:01pm
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Lol, I had a student do that just last week! Now I know it's not only kids, and i'll make sure to talk about it to prevent future mishaps! Thanks for the tip!

lilboo529 Posted 14 May 2009 , 2:02pm
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Sorry that happened to you...But i'll keep this story in the back of my mind next time i'm using that tip or any tip for that matter thanks for sharing.

sweetjan Posted 14 May 2009 , 2:07pm
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OOOOWWWW! icon_surprised.gif but thanks for sharing! hope you're ok!

jimandmollie Posted 14 May 2009 , 6:34pm
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I am fine! lol Nothing hurt but my ego. icon_smile.gif

I told my mom and she was like "Mollie, only you can hurt yourself with an icing tip!" lol So true!

alvarezmom: tip traps! haha I love it!

Criola Posted 14 May 2009 , 6:40pm
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Been there done also learned the HARD way...

debster Posted 14 May 2009 , 6:42pm
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Wow sorry for your pain but I had to chuckle cause this is the kind of stuff I thought ONLY happened to me, thanks for sharing. Get some neosporin on that.

JGMB Posted 14 May 2009 , 6:43pm
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Originally Posted by jimandmollie

I told my mom and she was like "Mollie, only you can hurt yourself with an icing tip!" lol So true!

First of all, I was absolutely cringing when I was reading your story -- I'm so glad you're okay!!!

Tell your mom that you're not the only caking klutz!! I threw my back out decorating cookies last month. icon_redface.gif I was in big pain for 2 weeks, never knowing what had caused it. Then, just this Monday, I started to decorate cookies at my counter. After about an hour, my back began hurting in exactly the same place as before. That's when I realized what had happened!

playingwithsugar Posted 14 May 2009 , 6:51pm
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Now you know how a hooked fish feels. icon_lol.gif

Glad you thought of the pliers. I'll have to remember that, in case I do the same thing (heck, you just never know, do you?).

Theresa icon_smile.gif

PianoDiva Posted 14 May 2009 , 8:52pm
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OWIEEEEEEE!!!!! Oh man, I can't even imagine how bad that must have hurt.

Here's another bit of advice: if you buy a soda from a vending machine and the bottle/can gets stuck inside, don't shove your arm all the way up to your elbow in there trying to get it out. Don't ask me how I know this. icon_redface.gif


GenGen Posted 14 May 2009 , 9:00pm
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Originally Posted by jimandmollie

I am fine! lol Nothing hurt but my ego. icon_smile.gif

I told my mom and she was like "Mollie, only you can hurt yourself with an icing tip!" lol So true!

alvarezmom: tip traps! haha I love it!

glad to hear your ok

hows the tip? Lol (ducks from flying objects)

JGMB, i once threw my back out just getting out of a car- and most recently just opening a very light weight door.. it was- all in the motion Oye lol that was a painful several weeks recovery.

mbt4955 Posted 14 May 2009 , 9:03pm
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I'll never forget the day that my sister got her hand hung up in the beaters of our stand mixer. This was years ago - we were both kids. The mixer had two beaters ... I don't know what she was doing, but all of a sudden they locked up TIGHT with her fingers twisted up between them. It's not funny, but I certainly laughed at the time!! icon_smile.gif

destinyrn Posted 14 May 2009 , 9:52pm
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I could totally see myself doing this.

LisaR64 Posted 14 May 2009 , 10:38pm
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I did the exact same thing the other day...very painful!!!

solascakes Posted 14 May 2009 , 10:46pm
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Yep, I've been there, really painful and shocking as well,you wouldn't believe it'll hurt that bad.

jensenscakes Posted 15 May 2009 , 2:44am
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I've done the same thing too. It's good to know there are other people out there like me. Maybe we should all join a support group for klutzy cake decorators.

"My name is Alicia and I cut myself on a bag of bavarian cream today"

P.S. don't ask me how I did it, I'm still not sure. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

KitchenKat Posted 16 May 2009 , 4:56am
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sorry but i laughed at your pain. I had this visual of you running around with an icing bag stuck to your finger.

glad you're okay and thanks for the lesson!

SharonK1973 Posted 16 May 2009 , 5:20am
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I actually did this same thing in a tip a while back. Pliers came to my rescue too. There was blood all over my index finger! It hurt for days!

Luby Posted 16 May 2009 , 4:24pm
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OMG - that made my stomach flip a few times!

Glad to hear you finally got your finger out.

varika Posted 16 May 2009 , 4:38pm
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I had this problem from the OTHER direction, so to speak--I have no idea what I was doing, but I recall suddenly having the tip embedded in my fingertip!

It hurt, but I've had worse--sewing machine needle through the fingertip--so I just picked it out and got a bandaid...

Caths_Cakes Posted 16 May 2009 , 4:51pm
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Owch! sounds really painful!!! i wonder why i become accident prone when im doing a cake? ,

i was cutting some fondant strips the other day with my craft knife, Lovley white smooth fondant . . Yeah you guessed it, i sliced my finger open, blood all over the fondant (dont worry, it went in the bin!! )
and varika, ive done the excact same thing, with a denim needle on the sowing machine, ended up in accident and emergancy for four hours before they removed it!!!

varika Posted 16 May 2009 , 5:11pm
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Originally Posted by Caths_Cakes

and varika, ive done the excact same thing, with a denim needle on the sowing machine, ended up in accident and emergancy for four hours before they removed it!!!

Heh. I guess I'm tough or something, because all I did was snip the thread and pull the needle out myself. And swore a lot over totally ruining the dress or whatever it was. It wasn't too terrible as an injury, though; I didn't go anywhere near bone, though I did pierce the nail bed of my fingernail.

txsteph Posted 17 May 2009 , 5:27am
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Ouch Ouch Ouch .. tips, sewing needles, stand mixers Oh My! So glad I am not the only one to hurt myself on seemingly harmless things. Glad everyone is ok.

jlynnw Posted 17 May 2009 , 5:45am
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eeeewwww! I have the shivers from it all. The worse I had happen was slicing my finger open on the foil from the yogurt. icon_eek.gif You would never believe how deep it cut! I will never put my hand in a bag again. I can't imagine how that must hurt. It is like that thing from the movie, Da Vinci Code.

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