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post #1 of 30
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Okay, I'm a huge dork! I'm digging measuring cup into huge tub of shortening, and of course it's on my hands, and I just go to rubbing...Ahhhhhh.
Please don't tell me no one else has been tempted to do this. icon_eek.gificon_lol.gif
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post #2 of 30
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Okay, now that everybody is completely grossed out...Let me be clear, I did completely and thoroughly wash my hands afterwards. Now they're dry again. icon_wink.gif
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post #3 of 30
Never done it but know about dry hands. My hands get so dry this time of year that I have gloves on with lotion all the time when I'm not baking. When I am baking I have my other gloves on. My hands still crack and bleed.
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post #4 of 30
You know your hands are dry when

you can use them to sandpaper the wooden furniture!

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post #5 of 30
Not grossed out at all! My hands are totally dry right now too. I did 3 cakes this week, which for me is big. Plus cookies and fudge and chocolates. My cuticles are burning. And that dish soap with hand lotion does NOT work! lol. I love Nivea lotion, it does help. Just my suggestion icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 30
That's the best thing about fondant... covering your hands in crisco!
post #7 of 30
Oh, I thought I was the only one with bad hands. My hands and fingers crack and bleed and are so painful sometimes! I don't know if QV is available in the states but they do an intense moisturiser that is like vaseline but once put on absorbs easily. I have found this to help.
post #8 of 30
I agree..when I work with fondant I dolove to put crisco in my hands! icon_lol.gif
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post #9 of 30
Add me to the Dork Club....I too have done that, then at night put vasoline on since I didn't want someone to pop a french fry on me to start frying! I also only put vasoline on my mouth as well. Much better than chapstick!
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post #10 of 30
When I was taking classes and working with fondant so much my hands were so much softer from using Crisco all the time. I find now that if I go long periods of time between working with fondant or gumpaste my hands dry out really bad. Gotta love the Crisco! My also try using oatmeal soap to was your hands and see if that helps. I have some I use in the shower during the winter when my skin is so dry and it does help sooth the skin. Also , if you have aloe vera, you might try using that as well. It's sticky, but it should help if you can stand it.
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post #11 of 30
Ok, now for one step beyond grossing out........When I had my infant son, the nurses would suggest using crisco grease as a "moisturiser" for a certain part of the female anatomy that got worn out by hungry babies....No further explanation necessary (my apologies to the men out there.)
post #12 of 30
Hey, Edna said she uses it as face cream and that's why she looks 22 and gorgeous. (Man, I hope she wasn't kidding... I'm thinking of trying it! Hahaha!)

Ok, you know your hands are dry when you make a fist and your skins rips like tissue paper, leaving thousand of tiny cuts that bleed. You know your skin is in bad shape when you put lotion on and it burns like fire. And I use hi-ratio shortening, so it's not really redneck lotion... it's more like expensive, exclusive baker lotion! thumbs_up.gif
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post #13 of 30
Oh, I am right there with you with the dry hands that get so bad they crack and bleed. Less than pretty (and painful to boot!) I have tried a mulitiude of lotions/creams and finally found one that actually works. The only downside is that it isn't cheap, but considering the pain I am in and the cracking getting worse when I close my hand around a pastry bag, this one splurge is worth it. It is the Beeswax Hand Cream (not the lotion - it doesn't work as well) made by the Savannah Bee Company. I get a 3.4 oz. size jar and use it only at night, right before bed, focusing on the back of my hands and knuckles. My hands really do heal overnight. I can make the jar last the winter (in am in VA) and it is worth the $13 as I really can't find anything else that works. You can find it online (Amazon, etc) and sometimes at Bath and Body Works. Like I said, expensive, but I have gone through so many other creams and lotions that just don't work. Maybe I should try Crisco as well. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #14 of 30
I took a look at your photos...Your cookies are absolutely beautiful! I haven't seen any look better. Excellent job!
post #15 of 30
Opps....that was to TracyLH. Sorry I forgot to mention that.
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