What do you do...?

Decorating By Cakespirations Updated 14 Sep 2013 , 11:43pm by ltkittykat

Cakespirations Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 3:54pm
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What do you do while you are doing your sugar work, or detailing a complicated cake?


I either have Pandora on and am listening to "Edith Piaf" radio station... or I have my ipad on and I am watching old black and white movies in the background. Right now I am working on a dozen gardenia's and have the Return of Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett. :)  oh and I am going to try a book on tape.


I would like to know what everyone else does. Do tell :)

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icer101 Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 4:15pm
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I have my tv on cooking channel or old tv series

cakealicious7 Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 4:25pm
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AI hate having any kind of noise on in the background, i like to be in complete calm and quiteness and just get "in the zone" . I cant concentrate otherwise : )

carmijok Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 4:26pm
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I used to have the TV on but I discovered I work best in complete silence.  I usually am up very late at night working when I have a cake to do and I stay focused more and work more quickly if it's quiet.  Of course it's hard to turn off my brain which is solving personal as well as world problems...which may be why the other stuff was a distraction! ;D

JWinslow Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 4:43pm
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During the day, I enjoy the quiet and when necessary, talking to myself to figure out a problem - haha 

When working at night, I have my laptop on, but I listen more than watch.

niniel1 Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 8:23pm
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I put spotify on, but mostly it's to stop my laptop from hibernating if I'm going back and forth to look at a recipe or a technique. 

melmar02 Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 8:34pm
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ARadio on in the kitchen, or blessed silence if the kids are already in bed!

bikemom3 Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 8:48pm
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APandora blasting Grace Potter....my secret pleasure when no one is home

BrandisBaked Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 10:33pm
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AIf I'm at work, I work in silence. If I'm at home and the little is up, I just have TV on in the background. If he's asleep, it's either silence or oldies on my iPod. I'm a huge nerd for Barry Manilow and the Bee Gees. :-)

AZCouture Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 10:46pm
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AWhen Pandora is on, it's probably going to be on Dire Straits or Mark Knopfler channel...me loves MK. If not Netflix then I have NPR on. Especially on Saturday morning. Love NPR on Saturday mornings. Bob Edwards Weekend, Car Talk, Wait Wait, then jazz..makes the day fly by.

Cakecat135 Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 11:19pm
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AI like having music on, that kind of soothes me and makes me feel normalish, rather than stressing about making everything look perfect

Cakespirations Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 11:21pm
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rychevamp Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 11:23pm
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Depends.  Sometimes it's complete silence, other times my iphone is in it's speaker system with the new Queensryche CD blasting or some Alter Bridge :).

DeniseNH Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 11:37pm
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I watch a Craftsy class.  So cool concentrating on something else to take the tension off of the design I'm doing.

rychevamp Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 11:40pm
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thecakewitch Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 12:24am
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AComplete silence or Pandora (Green Day, Foo Fighters) or Law and Order reruns.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 12:30am
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If it's mindless detail, like making flowers, I watch TV shows on Amazon. If it's stuff I really have to concentrate on, atm it's Gabrielle Aplin music, something easy to hum along to that won;t get me all riled up, haha.

I cannot handle silence, even if I am fighting a migraine, I will put on a white noise machine.

ashleyjoyk Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 12:32am
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Either Pandora - obsessed with Alabama Shakes and Mumford and Sons lately, or watch TV shows or movies that I have already seen - if it's a new episode I get too distracted lol - honestly it's mostly Dr Who I watch/listen to :)

howsweet Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 4:27am
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When I'm baking, I play intense music really loud to drown out the oven - Skrillex, deadmau5, the Mars Volta, Led Zeppelin, Jack White. Once in a while opera arias. I have to be careful with the dubstep because it can slow me down and I like to bake fast.


For decorating, I turn the tv to a movie I like ok, but have already seen. That way I'm not distracted and don't miss anything when I tune it out.

vgcea Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 4:53am
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AFor baking it's mostly silence cos having the mixer on kinda gets in the way. But for decorating? Awww yeah! Gotta have my African/Caribbean gospel music on. 'Wine-ing' the waist and twerking all day long. Glory! BUahahahahahaha!!!

Just kidding... about the twerking. hehehe.:D

vgcea Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 5:58am
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AI'm sure there is one out there. I totally agree about it being exercise cos I know when I watched a 'How to twerk' video on YouTube and tried to follow along my legs got tired from all the squatting. LOL!

cazza1 Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 8:25am
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Silence for me unless I am following along with a tutorial on a new method or flower.  But then I cannot sit for too long at a time so continually jump up to move around. 

cazza1 Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 8:27am
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Mind you the surroundings might be silent but my brain does not like to stay silent for more than a milisecond.

cakealicious7 Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 12:40pm
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kikiandkyle Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 1:13pm
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ALady Gaga says twerking is over.

vgcea Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 1:19pm
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