DeniseNH Posted 23 Jul 2013 , 7:01pm
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I just came back from a DIY craft store and removed the graham cracker I had in my purse - for a color comparison.  I want to crush the crackers for beach sand and the cake stand needs to match -  for a cohesive look.  A light bulb came on in my head as I wondered what odd items other decorators have brought into stores for the same purpose - my second thought is that this may be even bigger than the What Not To Ask a Baker thread. 

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Jenna1588 Posted 23 Jul 2013 , 8:00pm
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A cracker? Hahaha. Don't think I've ever done this but will be taking my packet of sugar paste to town on Friday to colour match some ribbon!

 

Did it match your cracker?

kikiandkyle Posted 23 Jul 2013 , 8:05pm
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AThe t-shirt I had gotten paint on when I needed to match the paint!

bct806 Posted 23 Jul 2013 , 8:22pm
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ALol. That is awesome. I've never done anything like that.

JennaGee Posted 23 Jul 2013 , 8:30pm
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A client's bra. She's a friend so it wasn't awkward to receive, just strange to whip out in the middle of the ribbons sections at my craft store... But after I got the matching ribbon color I was fine for the rest of the process!

sixinarow Posted 23 Jul 2013 , 8:37pm
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A client's bra. She's a friend so it wasn't awkward to receive, just strange to whip out in the middle of the ribbons sections at my craft store... But after I got the matching ribbon color I was fine for the rest of the process!

Hahahahaha! That's awesome!

Annabakescakes Posted 23 Jul 2013 , 9:34pm
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The t-shirt I had gotten paint on when I needed to match the paint!

 

I have done this, but it was my jeans, and I just wore them!

I had Cuppadeecakes' brother make me a cake stand, that I wanted to match my buttercream, so I took a cupcake to Home Depot, for the paint. Their lighting is better :-)

Elcee Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 1:12am
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It wasn't for a cake but I once brought a brick to Home Depot to get matching paint for my front door.

smittyditty Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 1:43am
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A client's bra. She's a friend so it wasn't awkward to receive, just strange to whip out in the middle of the ribbons sections at my craft store... But after I got the matching ribbon color I was fine for the rest of the process!


I was laughing SO hard at first thinking you were taking it to match paint..Whipping it out at the machine that matches color ..lol

sixinarow Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 3:54am
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I was laughing SO hard at first thinking you were taking it to match paint..Whipping it out at the machine that matches color ..lol

Bahahaha! This reminds me of a friend of my sister's..seriously, brought in a poopy diaper to have color matched because she liked the yellow. No. Joke.

Annabakescakes Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 3:58am
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I was laughing SO hard at first thinking you were taking it to match paint..Whipping it out at the machine that matches color ..lol

Bahahaha! This reminds me of a friend of my sister's..seriously, brought in a poopy diaper to have color matched because she liked the yellow. No. Joke.

Was it breast milk poop? cause I have seen that color everywhere! She is quite the trend setter :BARF:

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 3:59am
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Bahahaha! This reminds me of a friend of my sister's..seriously, brought in a poopy diaper to have color matched because she liked the yellow. No. Joke.


*gag* at least take a picture and bring that in.

sixinarow Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 4:02am
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Was it breast milk poop? cause I have seen that color everywhere! She is quite the trend setter :BARF:

Yup. Nice and yellow. Who carries a poopy diaper around?!? Imagine the germs in THAT purse!

sixinarow Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 4:03am
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*gag* at least take a picture and bring that in.

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Imagine the guy who had to color match it. How do you even scan that thing??

Annabakescakes Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 5:14am
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Was it breast milk poop? cause I have seen that color everywhere! She is quite the trend setter :BARF:

Yup. Nice and yellow. Who carries a poopy diaper around?!? Imagine the germs in THAT purse!

I think the bottom of the purse is one of the dirties things known to man, besides for port o potties, so it was probably still cleaner inside than out :-)

 

I Breast fed all mine, and their poop din't stink, literally, until solid food, so maybe they didn't have the smell to contend with? Hopefully?

 

I swear, I would change my daughter's diaper, and I would get this artificial vanilla smell through out the house, and my youngest son smelled like microwave butter flavor popcorn. I don't remember being that lucky with my oldest two, the twins. 

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 5:22am
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Was it breast milk poop? cause I have seen that color everywhere! She is quite the trend setter :BARF:


I actually google image searched 'breast milk poop', to see what colour you meant...

Thank you, it saved me from the calories in that piece of cheesecake I was going to eat.

Smkymycat Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 5:32am

I actually took in some tinted fondant to try and find a ribbon that would match the shade of fondant.. Backwards I know..

kikiandkyle Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 5:33am

AThat was the color of my old bathroom and I loved it, but decided to go with the pre-digested color of said milk for resale.

And I have been carrying a sample of bamboo flooring in my purse for the last week to take everywhere with me to see if anything I look at for my new house matches it, except we're not doing the bamboo floor right away because we're too broke!

kaylawaylalayla Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 5:33am

AEh from a new mother perspective breast milk poop is such a pleasant thing. Especially if you have to switch to formula. Makes ya so sad when it turns green cause its so much harder to go through their digestive systems. Although I'm sure I probably don't love the color lol.

Annabakescakes Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 5:34am

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[QUOTE name="Annabakescakes" url="/t/761414/whats-the-oddest-thing-youve-taken-into-a-store-to-match-a-color-design-or-shape#post_7420520"] Was it breast milk poop? cause I have seen that color everywhere! She is quite the trend setter :BARF: [/QUOTE]

I actually google image searched 'breast milk poop', to see what colour you meant... Thank you, it saved me from the calories in that piece of cheesecake I was going to eat.

Haha... Bleh, now I did it, and I don't know why... I have seen that color everywhere the last few years.

JennaGee Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 9:19pm
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I was laughing SO hard at first thinking you were taking it to match paint..Whipping it out at the machine that matches color ..lol

Oh man THAT would have been priceless!! lol!

JennaGee Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 9:20pm
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Bahahaha! This reminds me of a friend of my sister's..seriously, brought in a poopy diaper to have color matched because she liked the yellow. No. Joke.

OMG NO! icon_surprised.gif

smittyditty Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 9:52pm
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Yup. Nice and yellow. Who carries a poopy diaper around?!? Imagine the germs in THAT purse!

Please tell me the friendship ended..lol..that is a deal breaker for me..lol

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