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post #1 of 12
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That cake decorating/baking was what you wanted to do with your life?
"When Life gives you Lemons, make lemon cupcakes "
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"When Life gives you Lemons, make lemon cupcakes "
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post #2 of 12

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 ;) 

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Originally Posted by LoveonCloudCupcake View Post

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.

Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can? I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something
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Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can? I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something
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post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by MBalaska View Post
 

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!

post #5 of 12
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I didn't mean to offend. I typed it incorrectly.
"When Life gives you Lemons, make lemon cupcakes "
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"When Life gives you Lemons, make lemon cupcakes "
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post #6 of 12

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!

post #7 of 12
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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--

one baker's 'never ever do' is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
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one baker's 'never ever do' is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
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post #8 of 12
When 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.
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Originally Posted by MBalaska View Post
 
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. 

Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can? I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something
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Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can? I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something
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post #10 of 12

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

post #11 of 12

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.

James H. H. Lampert
Professional Dilettante

Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

Flickr "baked goods" set http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZvdTh

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James H. H. Lampert
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Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

Flickr "baked goods" set http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZvdTh

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post #12 of 12
I'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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