4everfrostings Posted 8 Aug 2012 , 7:51pm
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How do you bakers stay out of the frosting and keep from eating your baked goods. I have gained 11 pounds in 4 months.

HELP!! I'M GETTING FAT! icon_cry.gif :

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kakeladi Posted 8 Aug 2012 , 8:22pm
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Join the crowd! icon_sad.gif
For some people, sitting down with as much as one could possibly eat and getting sick on it helps icon_smile.gif ?
And eventually you WILL get tired of the smell and taste and stop tasting/eating it.

cupadeecakes Posted 8 Aug 2012 , 8:41pm
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It's certainly an occupational hazard. You will eventually get tired of cake (I did) but I found that chewing sugar-free gum helped, especially if it was a "minty" flavor like spearmint or wintergreen.

ibeeflower Posted 8 Aug 2012 , 9:01pm
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I will have a small (small small) piece of scrap with a little smear of frosting for quality control if making a cake. Cupcakes are a little different so I will have my boyfriend try one and I will tear off a little piece. He loves to sample the things I make.

I don't usually have normal servings of what I make. And for frosting if I will dip a clean toothpick in the frosting and have a small taste of it.

BarbaraM0809 Posted 8 Aug 2012 , 9:16pm
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Originally Posted by cupadeecakes

It's certainly an occupational hazard. You will eventually get tired of cake (I did) but I found that chewing sugar-free gum helped, especially if it was a "minty" flavor like spearmint or wintergreen.




I'm not a big fan of sweets so I don't really have this problem, I'm much more of a savory fan lol...but I do use this trick when cooking big meals cause the taste of the mint makes everything else taste off so you won't want to graze. Or you could try another trick I use and brush your teeth right before you start baking lol, who would want to eat when their mouth is squeaky clean icon_biggrin.gif

funtodecorate2 Posted 8 Aug 2012 , 10:22pm
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I'm going to have to try those tricks because I have the same problem.! MMmmmm good. Love the frosting and the scraps. My body doesn't though icon_cry.gif

Pearl645 Posted 9 Aug 2012 , 12:05am
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Occupational hazard indeed. I am guilty of eating cake I level off with a smear of icing to make sure the cake is moist, etc. I do love cake a lot. That is why I have to go to the gym 5 days a week. I cut off all my cake work at 6pm and do cardio and weight training at nights. I suggest incorporating some level of exercise into your week. This cake business can be dangerous especially with all that sugar...well that is if you are like me and love cake and icing icon_smile.gif

jgifford Posted 9 Aug 2012 , 3:37am
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I can't say I totally understand - - I don't even eat cake anymore other than to taste (tiny taste) a new recipe to check the quality. For my birthday, etc., I'd prefer a good steak or hamburger instead of a cake. Sorry.

gatorcake Posted 9 Aug 2012 , 4:08am
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Originally Posted by 4everfrostings

I have gained 11 pounds in 4 months.




I stay out of the scraps/frosting precisely because I do not want to put on weight. I was overweight for most of my life. About five years ago I committed myself to a healthier lifestyle--which included exercising at least 4 days a week (usually 5) and eating healthier (better foods and smaller portions). During this time I also started baking and decorating. As my weight went down, it became an incentive to stay away from the scraps and frosting. If I stopped exercising and started sampling I know I would end up back where I was five years ago and I do not want to go back there. My lifestyle now is more important to me than the short term pleasure I receive from sampling. .

kakeladi Posted 10 Aug 2012 , 9:31pm

Oh another suggestion I forgot about:
Just before starting to work w/cake/icing brush your teeth w/lots of toothpaste. OR put a dab of toothpaste on your tounge. The tastes will class and keep you from tasting.

MimiFix Posted 11 Aug 2012 , 12:35am

I like the toothpaste trick, thank you very much. I'll give that one a try... Wearing tight pants reminds me I shouldn't eat while I'm baking. This trick has always helped me in the past. Unfortunately, when I'm testing recipes it's hard to stop at one piece. I ate six lemon bars tonight (already in my comfy pj's) and that's why my pants don't fit anymore. Toothpaste is one-size-fits-all.

vgcea Posted 11 Aug 2012 , 12:59am

About 2 months ago I increased my intake of fruits and vegetables, replacing at least one meal a day with fruits. I still eat sweets and cakes when I want. I've lost 12 pounds, and I don't even work out. I could do better and include exercise, but this is a good starting point icon_wink.gif

rgraboski Posted 11 Aug 2012 , 1:01am

Well, I think like long-distance runners are thin, cake people, as a rule, are not. Go to an ices convention and you will see.

For me, I work out at the gym every day - - I do a LOT of cardio type exercising. But still just stay even. I LOVE cake and so I must pay the price.

vgcea Posted 11 Aug 2012 , 1:55am
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Originally Posted by rgraboski

Well, I think like long-distance runners are thin, cake people, as a rule, are not. Go to an ices convention and you will see.

For me, I work out at the gym every day - - I do a LOT of cardio type exercising. But still just stay even. I LOVE cake and so I must pay the price.




That made me chuckle. I'm determined not to be a chunky caker, Lord help me.

LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 11 Aug 2012 , 2:39am

Try running a retail bakery and being surrounded by cakes, cupcakes, cookies, bars, fudge, pralines, etc. 5 days a week...not to mention the fact that we don't have time to cook at home much at all anymore! I'm struggling with my weight for sure... icon_cry.gif

Overboard Posted 11 Aug 2012 , 4:48am

I've been baking for 9 years but I try and stay very active. I also try and drink a LOT of water and sometimes when I'm in a sweet's craving mood as I'm baking I'll chew sugar free gum or snack on a portion of almonds and drink a small diet soda. But eating a balanced meal, drinking plenty of water and getting some kind of exercise, even if it's walking the dog and afterwards snacking on something healthy prior to baking (like almonds, fruit...etc.) you'll kick that habit in no time! Good luck! icon_biggrin.gif

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