carmijok Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 8:33pm
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Ok so I'm making a jungle baby shower cake (gad I'm sick of them--someone around here come up with a different theme already!)...so I made my fondant/gumpaste palm trees and leaves and a few figures last night...they're still too soft, so I put them in the oven with just the light on to help with drying. 

 

Along comes my husband who decides to 'help' me by roasting a chicken for dinner.  (I think we all know where I'm going with this).  Long story short...I now have a glaze of melted fondant on my sheet pan and a passel of stuff to remake!  AAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!  

 

That chicken better taste damn good is all I've got to say!   icon_cry.gif

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Annabakescakes Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 8:42pm
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OH NO!!!!!! When is it due?? can your husband tint the gumpaste, or something to help?

Annabakescakes Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 8:43pm
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Oh, when I do stuff and put it in the oven, I tape the knob over with an x of tape, or a clean Band-Aid.

AZCouture Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 8:51pm
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Crap!!

biscuiteater Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 8:59pm
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AOh no! One time "he who will not be named" cooked all of the cute little resin necklaces I had made for teacher christmas gifts the night before they were to be delivered....Love u honey....

carmijok Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 4:18pm
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Oh, when I do stuff and put it in the oven, I tape the knob over with an x of tape, or a clean Band-Aid.

Great idea! I will definitely do that from now on. Fortunately I had time to make more...they're drying as we speak..it's just a PIA and time killer. And did I mention I am SICK of jungle cakes? So to have to repeat making the stuff was irritating. Oh well..the chicken was pretty tasty after all so I forgive him! For now.:D

carmijok Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 4:19pm
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Oh no! One time "he who will not be named" cooked all of the cute little resin necklaces I had made for teacher christmas gifts the night before they were to be delivered....Love u honey....

LOL!

kazita Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 4:33pm
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ADamn those husbands with the best of intentions!!! Hope he was like oh CRAP I'm sorry.

auntginn Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 4:58pm
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I am rofl... I have to pee.  I am so sorry, But those rank up there with the DH or other men in the family who Bless their Hearts want to help but can't read the instructions to save their life.  Like When to turn off the oven so the cake doesn't burn, dry out.  Or the difference between 1 cup and 1 gallon of liquid.  Or you send them to buy baking chocolate and they return with a giant Hershey Candy Bar.  Gotta love them.

Annabakescakes Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 6:18pm

AMy husband thinks tsp and tbs are interchangeable, lol. Makes for some NASTY pancakes!

kazita Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 6:26pm

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My husband thinks tsp and tbs are interchangeable, lol. Makes for some NASTY pancakes!

Oh wow that would make a hell of a difference in recipes!! YIKES

pinky73 Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 6:33pm

Carmijok, I love your use of the word passel in your original post. I don't know why, but it made me smile..I think I've had to interact with one too many imbeciles today and your comment restored my faith in intelligent people and that they do still exist.icon_biggrin.gif

mariets Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 6:36pm

I'm in the UK and we don't have wedding/baby showers  here - not yet anyway. Why would someone choose a jungle theme when they're having a baby, surely it's all pastel colours and cute little baby stuff.

kikiandkyle Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 6:42pm

AIt's like cute cartoon jungle.

carmijok Posted 16 Apr 2013 , 7:50am
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I'm in the UK and we don't have wedding/baby showers  here - not yet anyway. Why would someone choose a jungle theme when they're having a baby, surely it's all pastel colours and cute little baby stuff.

I can't believe you don't do showers over there!  Now's your chance to start a trend!   May I suggest a jungle theme...

Honestly I don't know what the thrill with the jungle theme is...but it's still going strong here.   Think baby animals and giraffe and zebra prints.  I liked doing it the first couple of times and then it gets old trying to come up with something you haven't done before.  They all start looking alike after a while.    Here's the cake I did:  http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2980980/a/3335646/baby-jungle-cake/

carmijok Posted 16 Apr 2013 , 7:54am
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Carmijok, I love your use of the word passel in your original post. I don't know why, but it made me smile..I think I've had to interact with one too many imbeciles today and your comment restored my faith in intelligent people and that they do still exist.icon_biggrin.gif


LOL...well, I do like to throw a $20 word around now and then but I didn't think 'passel' was one of them!  Thanks.....(icon_biggrin.gifI think)

Annabakescakes Posted 16 Apr 2013 , 4:11pm
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I am rofl... I have to pee.  I am so sorry, But those rank up there with the DH or other men in the family who Bless their Hearts want to help but can't read the instructions to save their life.  Like When to turn off the oven so the cake doesn't burn, dry out.  Or the difference between 1 cup and 1 gallon of liquid.  Or you send them to buy baking chocolate and they return with a giant Hershey Candy Bar.  Gotta love them.

I was just reminded that my husband had "apple cider vinegar" on his list, and I'll bet you'll never guess what he brought me icon_rolleyes.gif Yeah right! OF COUSE it was a gallon of white vinegar, and a gallon of apple cider!

auntginn Posted 16 Apr 2013 , 4:35pm

@Carmljok, the cake is so cute.

 

@Annabakescakes, of course he did.  My dad does that all the time.  They DH, DD and now nephew are all starting to tell me the classic line "They didn't have any"  rofl... So I've started telling them, go to another store or come and make fondant roses.   That helps.  icon_lol.gif

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 16 Apr 2013 , 5:51pm
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My husband thinks tsp and tbs are interchangeable, lol. Makes for some NASTY pancakes!

That happened to me once, some 30-odd-years ago, when I was coughing, and still half-asleep. Accidentally gave myself a triple dose of Robitussin DM. Thanks in part to that experience, I can't imagine why anybody would want to get high.

kazita Posted 16 Apr 2013 , 6:13pm

AThat's the most adorable cake ever. Great job.

Annabakescakes Posted 16 Apr 2013 , 7:06pm
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@Carmljok, the cake is so cute.

 

@Annabakescakes, of course he did.  My dad does that all the time.  They DH, DD and now nephew are all starting to tell me the classic line "They didn't have any"  rofl... So I've started telling them, go to another store or come and make fondant roses.   That helps.  icon_lol.gif

"they didn't have any" is a classic line as well, lol! He has actually started taking pictures of the empty shelves, since I always give him the head tilt "yeah right, you're just blind or looking in the wrong spot" look, haha.

Spireite Posted 16 Apr 2013 , 7:57pm
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I'm in the UK and we don't have wedding/baby showers  here - not yet anyway. Why would someone choose a jungle theme when they're having a baby, surely it's all pastel colours and cute little baby stuff.

I've only ever been to 2 baby showers....one a very civilised 'tea party' at work where we sent the girl off on her mat leave, and all just brought a dish for the buffet...but no special cake.....the 2nd one was one of my best friends from school....where every one brought a present and only the mum to be didn't drink!!! (and no special cake!)

 

I've never been to a wedding shower.....brides over here tend to have bigger hen parties/weekends nowadays though.

 

Who knows; next one I might take a cake  icon_biggrin.gif

DeniseNH Posted 16 Apr 2013 , 10:33pm

I have a piece of paper stuck to a length of tape that I put over the ON button of the oven that simply says................. "NO".

I actually have him trained to open the oven door and look inside just to make sure.

auntginn Posted 17 Apr 2013 , 12:29am

I sware we are all from the same family with these men.  Thanks all, guess I can't stay mad at them too long seeing that I'm not the only one going thru these.  It has actually helped me today.  icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

SweetMelissa730 Posted 17 Apr 2013 , 7:02am

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I am rofl... I have to pee.  I am so sorry, But those rank up there with the DH or other men in the family who Bless their Hearts want to help but can't read the instructions to save their life.  Like When to turn off the oven so the cake doesn't burn, dry out.  Or the difference between 1 cup and 1 gallon of liquid.  Or you send them to buy baking chocolate and they return with a giant Hershey Candy Bar.  Gotta love them.

I was baking at my cousins house and we sent her husband to the store to get cocoa powder, he came back with instant cocoa mix.

One time I was making a large batch of royal icing and my boyfriend was "helping" he used 1 cup of almond extract instead of 1 cap! I couldn't get rid of that almond smell for days! If you took the lid of the bowl you'd smell almond clear across the next room! Whew! It was potent!

carmijok Posted 17 Apr 2013 , 7:16am

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I was baking at my cousins house and we sent her husband to the store to get cocoa powder, he came back with instant cocoa mix.

One time I was making a large batch of royal icing and my boyfriend was "helping" he used 1 cup of almond extract instead of 1 cap! I couldn't get rid of that almond smell for days! If you took the lid of the bowl you'd smell almond clear across the next room! Whew! It was potent!

Cup...cap...potato,potahto....:). They mean well!

cazza1 Posted 17 Apr 2013 , 8:22am

The worst I have had to deal with was a few weeks ago when hubby thought he was helping by putting the eggs and butter back in the fridge.  He thought I had left them out by mistake. Only had to wait another hour to bring them back to room temp.

Spireite Posted 17 Apr 2013 , 8:26am
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The worst I have had to deal with was a few weeks ago when hubby thought he was helping by putting the eggs and butter back in the fridge.  He thought I had left them out by mistake. Only had to wait another hour to bring them back to room temp.

my hubby tidies me up mid session....and I keep the wrappings from blocks of butter to grease tins and sometimes plates if I'm doing an apple pie!!!!  Well I try to if I don't turn round to see that He's tidied me up!!icon_biggrin.gif

Annabakescakes Posted 17 Apr 2013 , 12:18pm

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That happened to me once, some 30-odd-years ago, when I was coughing, and still half-asleep. Accidentally gave myself a triple dose of Robitussin DM. Thanks in part to that experience, I can't imagine why anybody would [I]want[/I] to get high.

Ugh, I feel you on the nasty cough medicine high. DH actually got me high off of it one day when I was miserably sick, and he read tsp as Tbs! That is a nasty high! I also had a real nasty high last night on Lortab, but that was dosed high, since I had a root canal. I will be taking half a pill today!

Annabakescakes Posted 17 Apr 2013 , 12:27pm

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my hubby tidies me up mid session....and I keep the wrappings from blocks of butter to grease tins and sometimes plates if I'm doing an apple pie!!!!  Well I try to if I don't turn round to see that He's tidied me up!!:D

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The worst I have had to deal with was a few weeks ago when hubby thought he was helping by putting the eggs and butter back in the fridge.  He thought I had left them out by mistake. Only had to wait another hour to bring them back to room temp.

My husband does that too. I have set my eggs in warm water, and nuked my butter on 30% power, so I can just work!

He will also clean up mid baking, and then I can't find anything. I use a the same bowl for eggs, a bowl for butter, a bowl for milk, a bowl for oil, a wet tsp, a dry tsp, and a tbs, since I often make up to 8 batches or so of cake batter, and he has snatched all up and threw it in the sink! Even my batter bowl! I mix from light to dark, or mild to strong, so i don't have to wash the bowl each time. So I had double the dirty dishes that day! Guess who rinsed and sanitized :-)

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