You know you've spent too much time thinking about your cake decorating hobby when...
You work in a medical center and when you see "displaced scapula" you think it says "displaced spatula."
.....all the time that you should have spent practicing your hobby you instead spent on CC!
...every shop you go into has you thinking about how to use the items sold there as cake decorating tools/inspiration.
.......when you are doing something at your day job and you do something wrong and the boss tells you to go back to looking at cakes.
You spend your work hours here learning instead of actually doing what you get paid for....
... drawing your next cake in math class
...practicing your gumpaste flowers in french class with paper
You take pictures of wrapping paper / gift bags at Target to use as inspiration for colors and patterns for cakes.
I took photos of flowers at the local natural history museum on a family day out the other week for the sole purpose of making replicas in gumpaste sometime.
A... When you're having a deep conversation with your sister and you spy a floral swag across the room and interrupt the conversation to tell her you can make those flowers with gumpaste.
... Every piece of art that you see has your wheels turning on how you can translate that into cake!
... when your birthday calendar reminds of you a friend or family's upcoming birthday, you write in a "start baking" date a couple days before into your diary
...when you're at the zoo and taking pictures of animals at every angle so you can get ideas of how to sculpt them.
Constantly gazing at the ornamental detailon the wrought iron fireplace in the sitting room, and thinking out loud, what a lovely pattern this could be - perhaps for a design idea, around the side of my next cake!!!
when you fall asleep thinking about cake designs.
When your friend brings you back a huge bottle of vanilla extract from her holiday in Mexico instead of a bottle of Kahlua, and you are thrilled to bits. :-)
A... When you see a design - any design (fabric, wallpaper, animal, etc.) and think, 'would I paint/pipe/mold/ or impress that onto a cake?'
...when instead of playing fashion police while watching award shows you are trying to decide which dress would make the coolest cake design.