Impulse Purchases...

Decorating By caked4life Updated 25 Dec 2010 , 3:19pm by Cupcakeavenue

caked4life Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 8:14pm
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Mine was a airbrush system yesterday...

What is your recent impulse purchase?

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playingwithsugar Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 12:48am
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My most recent impulse purchases - cake/confectionery related - books. I hit some sales on Barnes&Noble online, with their online coupons, and got two books on macarons, the Cake Boss book, Cake Pops, and Whoopie Pies, to name a few.

Then I spent a period of 6 months on eBay. I collect old books, and went looking for old cookbooks and cake/confectionery books.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

sewsugarqueen Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 2:57am
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Mine was buying a cricut cake machine. Even at $150 I wonder if it is worth it. Won't know until Christmas because it's a present and I can't touch it until then.

books are always an impulse buy... so many great ideas and photos

KayMc Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 11:09am
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I bought an airbrush system a few months ago, and haven't even removed it from the box yet... icon_redface.gif

indydebi Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 12:41pm
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well, none recently, but while I was decluttering, I came across a number of candy molds still in the packaging. I never make candy of any kind so can't even imagine why I'd buy them in the first place. I guess that's why they were all in the "throw this clutter out!" pile! icon_biggrin.gif

aligotmatt Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 2:00pm
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I online impulse buy dusts of all kinds. I mean, if I'm already ordering something, whats adding a $4 dust.... 6 times! Most of them get used eventually... some have never been opened.

Claire138 Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 2:22pm
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Aligotmatt - me too! I have so many!

cabecakes Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 3:22pm
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Maybe it would be good to start a trading post of sorts...I'll trade my junk for your junk sort of thing. It's a good thing I am on a very limited budget, because I could see me going crazy on some DVD's and maybe a edible image printer, or a cricut. Oh what fun. But seriously, I would love to have a trading post to pick up some things that other people might consider "junk". I totally believe in reduce, recycle, reuse. lol.

RSReitz Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 3:34pm
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Mine was the Cricut! JUST HHHAAADDD to have it NOW!!! That was June or July when it was launched in Canada and I've used it maybe 4 times. I just don't love it like I thought I would. Maybe one day.

racechick311x Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 3:53pm
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I ordered my new 6qt mixer yesterday, been wanting one forever! My 4.5 qt just isn't big enough and my DH finally talked me into doing iticon_smile.gif

emiyeric Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 4:31pm
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Ugh! Stupid imprinting mats, the small ones, with lots of pretty scrolls and flowers and stuff. I never get to do just pretty, straightforward traditional cakes, it's always the carved stuff and the figurines (which I love, don't get me wrong, but it's hardly the place to use these things). They just looked so pretty, and I know I'm never ever going to use them unless I make myself a birthday cake next year (which I'm morally opposed to doing icon_wink.gif). Just sayin'. icon_smile.gif

Claire138 Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 4:36pm
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Originally Posted by emiyeric

Ugh! Stupid imprinting mats, the small ones, with lots of pretty scrolls and flowers and stuff. I never get to do just pretty, straightforward traditional cakes, it's always the carved stuff and the figurines (which I love, don't get me wrong, but it's hardly the place to use these things). They just looked so pretty, and I know I'm never ever going to use them unless I make myself a birthday cake next year (which I'm morally opposed to doing icon_wink.gif). Just sayin'. icon_smile.gif


I also brought a printing mat that I don't use at all. What a waste of money although I'm still hoping to get to use it at some point!

ccr03 Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 4:47pm
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I'm gonna by a 40" LCD HDtv during lunch today.

Karen421 Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 11:03pm
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Originally Posted by Claire138

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Originally Posted by emiyeric

Ugh! Stupid imprinting mats, the small ones, with lots of pretty scrolls and flowers and stuff. I never get to do just pretty, straightforward traditional cakes, it's always the carved stuff and the figurines (which I love, don't get me wrong, but it's hardly the place to use these things). They just looked so pretty, and I know I'm never ever going to use them unless I make myself a birthday cake next year (which I'm morally opposed to doing icon_wink.gif). Just sayin'. icon_smile.gif

I also brought a printing mat that I don't use at all. What a waste of money although I'm still hoping to get to use it at some point!




Buy the florescent lighting panels at the hardware stores instead! They are very cheap and have cool patterns!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

-K8memphis Posted 24 Dec 2010 , 12:20am
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I can't stop myself from buying paint brushes--sets of artist brushes--if I have a cake I know I will need some of the skinny paint brushes--you can't have too many! Ooohhh brushes.

written by someone else not me icon_biggrin.gif

emiyeric Posted 25 Dec 2010 , 4:26am
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Originally Posted by Karen421

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Originally Posted by Claire138

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Originally Posted by emiyeric

Ugh! Stupid imprinting mats, the small ones, with lots of pretty scrolls and flowers and stuff. I never get to do just pretty, straightforward traditional cakes, it's always the carved stuff and the figurines (which I love, don't get me wrong, but it's hardly the place to use these things). They just looked so pretty, and I know I'm never ever going to use them unless I make myself a birthday cake next year (which I'm morally opposed to doing icon_wink.gif). Just sayin'. icon_smile.gif

I also brought a printing mat that I don't use at all. What a waste of money although I'm still hoping to get to use it at some point!



Buy the florescent lighting panels at the hardware stores instead! They are very cheap and have cool patterns!!!! icon_biggrin.gif





Nice!!! Thanks! icon_smile.gif

Cupcakeavenue Posted 25 Dec 2010 , 3:19pm
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impulse, try to refrain from this, can be very dangerous and enjoyable and the same time.

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