Originally Posted by barbaranoel
I went to a cake convention and you can tell all the "professional" decorators - There weren't any skinny ones!
I guess skinny bakers/cooks can't be trusted!
As long as ya'll keep putting smiley's behind these comments I won't get offended.
Come on now. Those sayings are getting a little old. How many buttons would I push if I said, "She must be a great baker because she so fat"
(does it make it better with the smiley?). We all know a dress size doesn't constitute how good of baker you are.
If you feel like you're gaining weight due to sampling, cut back. I don't sample everything I make because I make it based on a recipe and I know if I made it and tasted it the first 5 times, chances are it still tastes the same. If you really need to taste test, make your DH do it, so he can gain the weight (that's the other route I go).
I went up to a size 16 when I was pregnant with my twins (from a size 6) and the whole time I still thought I looked fabulous. When I started dropping the weight, I kept saying, "Still fabulous". You make or break how good you look. If you're on the pudgy side, WORK IT! You're as fabulous as you want to be.