LoveonCloudCupcake Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 4:34am
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AThat cake decorating/baking was what you wanted to do with your life?

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minions Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 5:20am
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i loved to do it :) if its something you really enjoy doing than im sure you'll love it later on. personally i like seeing peoples happy faces when they eat my cakes and food you know? if they like it then it makes me happy and so i decided go towards that career. but make sure it interests you other you'll just a miserable ;) 

MBalaska Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 7:38am
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That cake decorating/baking was what you wanted to do with your life?

It isn't what I do WITH my life, It's just one of the many things that I do IN my life.

I use baking/decorating as my "Gift Genie"  Birthdays, baby showers, retirements, anniversaries........almost every event can use a baked good as a gift.

 

I think it would be really hard work, long hours, and take a lot of talent to do this for a living.

emetz74 Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 10:35am
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Originally Posted by MBalaska 
 

It isn't what I do WITH my life, It's just one of the many things that I do IN my life.

I use baking/decorating as my "Gift Genie"  Birthdays, baby showers, retirements, anniversaries........almost every event can use a baked good as a gift.

 

I think it would be really hard work, long hours, and take a lot of talent to do this for a living.

That could not have been said more perfectly for my reason. I just like to do it and give the finished product to people and of course, they love getting them, even the mess-ups!

LoveonCloudCupcake Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 9:29pm
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AI didn't mean to offend. I typed it incorrectly.

emetz74 Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 9:38pm
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I didn't read it as offensive; I read it as MB saying it's something they do more for fun than to earn money. That's what I meant when I quoted her!

-K8memphis Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 9:57pm
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Originally Posted by MBalaska 
 
I think it would be really hard work, long hours, and take a lot of talent to do this for a living.

 

 

yes true-- very physical work too--brickwall deadline oriented--that part's not fun--

Sassyzan Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 10:13pm
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AWhen I was fighting with my husband and having a terrible week and was trying to eat/drink/pitch & moan my way through my terrible mood and then I remembered that I had a cupcake order and had fondant scuba figures to make and this total sense of peace and purpose came over me and I told my hubby he needed to do bedtime for both kids that night and I stayed up until 1:30am completely happy making cupcake toppers.

MBalaska Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 11:29pm
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Originally Posted by MBalaska 
 
I think it would be really hard work, long hours, and take a lot of talent to do this for a living.

 

 

yes true-- very physical work too--brickwall deadline oriented--that part's not fun--

I read MimiFix's books.   Wow.  Pretty Pastries are made by hard working Peeps. 

asianyoushi Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 11:36pm

i love doing it- i usually get a "high" off a pretty cake or cupcake or a wow comment from the person eating it... i dont want to do it for a living though i think that would take away the love and passion i have for my hobby.. plus when im stressed/sad i bake and i give what i bake to unexpecting people and make their day brighter...which makes me feel better

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 11:37pm

Put me down as being with "MBalaska."

 

I'm a programmer, by trade. I'm also a student musician (if I continue organ lessons [yes, real pipes!] indefinitely, I'll most likely remain a ham-handed beginner for the rest of my natural life), a typesetter, a photographer, a model railroader, a writer, and dozens of other things.

 

My activities in the kitchen (not just cakes, but cookies, as well as a chicken casserole, a turkey loaf, turkey schnitzel, scalloped potatoes, and a few other things) are just a small part of my life, mainly a matter of wanting something (either for myself or to share with others) that I was in a position to make. My strawberry marble cake arose out of wanting to see if an idea I'd postulated in a work of fiction would work in real life (it does). My Leland Award cakes came about (1) because I figured that a unique cake would make the festivities more festive, and (2) because I wanted to experiment with edible printing, and get the feel of it well in advance of my 51st birthday, for which I'd planned a cake that would only be practical with edible printing. I did the "Wood Type Cookie" project because one of my fellow docents suggested it, and it seemed like an interesting challenge.

 

I decorate cakes, but I don't decorate cookies (with the exception of the wood type cookies), because the cookies I bake either (a) would make a lousy canvas for decorating, (b) would be too sweet if frosted, (c) are too time-consuming as it is, or (d) more than one of the above.

IAmPamCakes Posted 4 Jan 2014 , 6:26am

AI'm a glutton for punishment. LOL My best friend saw me doing food type work before I did. I went to school for something else, but am now a baker and decorator (more baker). It is long hours, heavy lifting, and exhausting. I love it. Even the batter covered elbows, crumbs in the shoes, achy feet, and sore back.

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