How Do I Stop Buying Cake Decorating Stuff

Decorating By tdovewings Updated 17 Nov 2011 , 4:03pm by 2xMiMi

Rosie2 Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 5:16pm
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Okay, I want you ladies to be proud of me. Last night I almost placed an order at GSA for stuff that I 'need'
Okay, I was highly motivated by their 10-15-20% discount depending on the order amount. However, since I tried to place the order too late in the day the discount didn't work sooooo, I did NOT place the order!!!! Phewwww, I saved $260 !!! thumbs_up.gif

On a side a whispering voice...--all those items are still in my 'wish list'--...shhhhh icon_redface.gif

tdovewings Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 5:46pm
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Awww, good for you--I couldn't resist, even though their website wouldn't take my order with 4 tries, I couldn't take it as a sign that I didn't need $200 worth of stuff and finally got it to go through on my 5th try. I have put myself on punishment.

funpets Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 5:51pm
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ok,i wish my hubby would see this and be assured nothing is 'wrong' with me. honestly,i buy a lot and cant seem to toss any thing out,either relevant or not.i just believe i will need it sometime on a cake.started buying metal shelfs to keep stuffs in the garage.well, i now know am not alone!!!

Rosie2 Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 10:44pm
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Originally Posted by tdovewings

Awww, good for you--I couldn't resist, even though their website wouldn't take my order with 4 tries, I couldn't take it as a sign that I didn't need $200 worth of stuff and finally got it to go through on my 5th try. I have put myself on punishment.

What?! don't tell me I could had kept on trying!!! icon_sad.gif agghhh, and who knows when are they gonna have that kind of promotion again!! icon_cry.gif

Okay...hello, my name is Rosie and I'm a cake supply addict...still !! icon_rolleyes.gif

kathyw Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 2:50am
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Yes, when your six year old son yells at you that "you don't need any more cake stuff!" then you definitely have a problem. I just think that I'm channeling my OCD tendencies into something creative and delicious for the good of all mankind! icon_biggrin.gif

Rosie2 Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 4:45pm
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Originally Posted by kathyw

something creative and delicious for the good of all mankind! icon_biggrin.gif

thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif yesssssss!!!!!

siuingme Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 7:34am
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Thank God !!! I thought only me...I'm addicted about cake..make excuse to make a cake for everything and bought lots of stuffs.
I making excuse, maybe someday I want to receive order to make custom cake. This thread make me feel sane again icon_biggrin.gif

LSW929 Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 9:23am
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I, too am addicted! When I go to the supply shop I deal with I get an adrenaline rush when I go through the door! They display all of the new items they get in each week on the shelves facing the door so as soon as you enter he's gotcha! My husband and I put an addition on our home which included an additional 20' x 30' room downstairs. His question to me, " I wonder what we can use this room for?". My answer to him, "I know!".

MrsBowtiy Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 10:47am
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Ok after reading everyone's confessions I no longer feel bad about my current thoughts to bug hubby to make me some shelves for my cake stuff in our spare bedroom. I mean after all it is an extra room we don't really need it for anything, and my stuff is starting to fall out the cabinets I have in the kitchen and there may or may not be stuff on the top of the cabinets (I don't know really I mean after all I'm short I can't see the top of the cabinets let alone reach them to put stuff up there.

Oh BTW my name is Jenifer and I do believe I am a cake supply addict

MyGisdesserts Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 11:21am
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Hi my name is Kendra and i am a cake supply addict icon_cry.gif
I am working on it....i think icon_confused.gif

LSW929 Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 11:49am
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This would make for a great episode of the Hoarder's tv show! I can just see the therapist now trying to pry my cake stuff out of my hands!

sweet56pooh Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 12:21pm
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I'm glad I'm not alone! I was just going through all my stuff and couldn't believe how much stuff I have. I'm just trying to figure out the best way to organize. For now I have a wish list a mile long.

luv2bake4u Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 12:31pm
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Buying cake supplies/tools gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling. icon_smile.gif

Rosie2 Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 5:48pm
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Originally Posted by luv2bake4u

Buying cake supplies/tools gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling. icon_smile.gif

thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif I thought I was the only one icon_biggrin.gif

BTW, I had a shed built outside of my house....nope, not for cake supplies. Is of everything else so that I can have more room in my garage for cake supplies!!! LOL icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

sberryp Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 5:53pm
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lol, Some very funny stories. I am the same way. I just tell myself if I don't need it for a current cake that I do not need to buy it, unless it is an unbeatable price.

stormrider Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 6:44pm
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My name is Sue and I'm addicted to everything "cakes"! I just re-arranged my kitchen cabinets so I could store my new square magic line pan sets (that I insisted to myself I had to buy to make 1 small cake for my nephew)! My DH wants to know what I'm planning to do with all the stuff (non-cake) currently piled up on my kitchen table. I have cake toys in my dining room, bedroom closet, laundry room, attic - I'm hopeless!
I shopped at a chef supply store with my son (age 24) and he literally had to drag me out of the baking section while telling me "You have enough baking stuff already!!"
Oh well, there are worse things in life!

sberryp Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 7:46pm
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I do have to admit that I have pans, that I haven't even used. I am a cake addict.

Cilla17 Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 12:46pm
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What a great topic!

Yes, I have bought & bought. Oh and don't you just get annoyed with yourself when you pop into the cake deco store to buy a $10 item but walk out of there spending $80 instead? !!

And just when you think you've got everything, you find something else you want to make and you need another new toy to achieve that particular look!

I am now also collecting cake stands - and need some shelves built to place them on, so my addiction has now just increased!

tesso Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 12:55pm
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oh thats an easy question, you'll stop when you're dead. icon_lol.gif

tesso Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 1:05pm
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Originally Posted by MimiFix

... and I have several gallon containers of sprinkles from Lucks. (Great wholesale prices!) I only needed small amounts but the quantity prices were too good to pass up.

How long do sprinkles last? They'll probably outlive me.

Here's the Lucks info in case you want to mega purchase
Please contact Jerry Evans, National Account Manager, at, or Kathy Campbell, Projects Manager, at 800-806-2595, 253-383-4815 or

OMG !!! RUN MIMIFIX RUN!!!! just checked out the website got that glazed look in my eye!!!! Hubby may put out a hit on you for sharing this info with me !!!! BLESS YOU. you are my HERO!!! RUN for safe measure !!! LOL

Candice56 Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 1:09pm
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Hi my name is Candice and I'm an addict LOL.. Oh this is not A.A. naw just kidding, there are so many great things out there that must be tried, I'm thankful I have a very patient husband who lets me have this great hobby...

siuingme Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 4:29am
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Hi, I'm Yvonne...and I'm a crack cake addict.
It started 2 months a go....before this I was scrapbooking and card making. It was hard to stop.
I kept buying everything about scrapbooking, those aren't cheap. I tried so hard to stop...and tried to bake cake something I never did well.
I found good recipe and started decorate.....aaaarrrrggghh...addicted. I have lots of stuffs about cake. And still (feel) need more. I keep saying to day I'll receive order for cake.

Thank you for this thread, I thought I was alone... icon_biggrin.gif

siuingme Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 4:42am
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Originally Posted by southerncross

Originally Posted by Ellie1985

LOL, I too am an addict. After 2 years it has gotten better since I already have EVERYTHING that Michael's, JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby sells. I still walk into the stores every week with my coupons clutched in my hand hoping that they got something new in. BUT I am proud to say that sometimes I do leave WITHOUT buying anything! The funny thing is I started cake decorating because I thought I could never afford to buy cakes like I now make. I could BUY a lot of cakes for what I've spent on cake supplies but it wouldn't be near as much fun!!!

Ellie....just wait until you really have bought everything at Michael's, JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby...your addiction will still rule you as you prowl the aisles of Home Depot and Lowes looking for things that could possible be useful in cake decorating: levels, and putty knives, T-squares and compasses, plastic waffle shelf liners to use as ...oh the horror. The sad truth is that there is no cure for this addiction . Someday we'll all be standing on corners and searching alleys for a cake supply dealer . Yes, Wiltoon is a gateway drug dealer. And GlobalSugarArt is the king pin. The upside is that we won't have to do jail time...just gain weight. true !!! I started with Wilton, thought their product cute and good enough. Now...hell no, I bought Agbay for professional and I just a hobby baker.

Gerle Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 5:13am
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Until I sat down to take a break, I was in my spare room trying to organize all my cake stuff. I didn't even know where to start! I have a hall closet full of cake pans of all sizes and shapes, muffin tins, cupcake tins, cooling racks, and boxes and boxes of cutters, veiners, you name it! I even found myself buying something that I thought was "new", only to find that I already had it buried in my spare room!! So there are a few things that I have duplicates of. I've got it somewhat organized, but sure could use some sort of storage unit to put it in. I'm actually trying to make room in there for a spare bed as my dad's health hasn't been the greatest lately and I need to have a place for him to stay isn't working!!!! How would have thought you could accumulate so much caking stuff!!!! And an agbay is on my Christmas list...where will I put it?!?!?!!

Definitely a cake supply addict! Well, back to organizing.....

siuingme Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 6:15pm
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My cake stuffs still fits in 3 big Amazon boxes now...the problem is living space. So, I hide my stuffs under the desk, inside my closet, my oven full with pans...everytime I want to bake ( and very often), I had to pull them out and put in balcony until was done baking that day.
I was thinking to sell all my scrapbooking stuffs, but I canceled. I love them too. I love my cake stuffs, pastry stuffs... icon_surprised.gif

siuingme Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 9:35pm
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Now, I'm thinking about airbrush...already in my cart in Amazon..aaarrrggh..

lyndim Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 9:40pm
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It never ends!

Momofjaic Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 9:49pm
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I am also new to this and I am also addicted to buying cake stuff my husband is no help either he is always telling me I need this or that. I take my kids with me they don't let me look long so I can't really discover new things that I cannot live without lolicon_smile.gif

Goreti Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 9:58pm
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So glad to see I'm not alone. It seems like every week I get myself a "little something". I was so proud of myself this week cause I actually walked out of Michael's without purchasing anything. Never mind the time I spend online looking at stuff. I can't tell you how many I have in the "shopping cart" just in case. Mind you I'm only a hobby baker. I always trying to figure which niece/nephew's birthday is coming up. I need help. Is there meeting for this addiction?

jgifford Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 10:12pm
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Ya'll have given me the courage to admit that I, too, am a cake stuff addict. Thank you. But I must admit, cakes got me over the candy addiction. Now I'll be handing my 300+ molds down to my daughter who has recently been bitten by the bug. Hey - - I'll have more room for cake stuff!!

I try not to buy a lot of the high dollar stuff and I've been known to raid my husband's tool chest for anything that I just know will help me with a cake. So I guess I'm not completely out of control icon_smile.gif

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