Not Really A Cake Disaster, But...

Decorating By steph95 Updated 23 Feb 2006 , 9:00pm by DIAELI

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steph95 Posted 18 Feb 2006 , 5:36am
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Ok, I've known for a week that I had to do a cake for Saturday. no problem. The mother calls today and asks if I can do 2 cakes, one for each son. No problem. Just starting and trying to get my name out, I need the practice. She tells me that if these cakes turn out well, she can almost guarantee that I get business from the rest of her family. (no pressure there, huh?!?!) I bake the cakes. I fix dinner. While plating dinner to put on the table, I grab the handle of a fry pan that I just took out of the oven. Might I add that I didn't use a potholder!!! icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif I ALWAYS put an oven mit on a handle after I take the pan out of the oven so that doesn't happen, so why do you suppose I forget today?? The bright side is, it was my left hand and I'm right handed. And, the constant pain eventually went away. Trying to mix several different colors with blisters on my hand was quite a treat. icon_rolleyes.gif The cakes are almost finished, except the borders. May be next time I have a cake or 2 to do, I should order pizza!! icon_lol.gif icon_biggrin.gif

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Mac Posted 18 Feb 2006 , 5:40am
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OWWW!!! So sorry for you mishap. I can honestly say, been there, done that. Hope your hand is better soon. And I think the pizza idea is great!!! Hang in there.

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chaptlps Posted 18 Feb 2006 , 5:45am
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O man, been there done that bought the darn t-shirt!!!! ouch !!!!!!! icon_cry.gif

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KayDay Posted 18 Feb 2006 , 5:53am
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Ya poor thing! Sometimes having our brain overloaded makes us do some dense things..I can say I have done worse...got any aloe vera? If not I can e-mail ya some?! icon_lol.gif

P.S. cheer up...at least you still made it thru it!

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llj68 Posted 18 Feb 2006 , 3:03pm
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Yikes!! OUCH!!! I agree--next time you need to order out!

glad the cakes turned out ok, though.

Lisa

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ps3884 Posted 18 Feb 2006 , 3:11pm
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Ooohhh! That sounds like it hurt. I'm cringing just thinking about it. Of course, it's probably makes me wince a little because, like others have mentioned, I too have done that. I hope it heals quickly for you. Good luck with your cakes, and hopefully some new business is generated from them.

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subaru Posted 18 Feb 2006 , 3:15pm
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I'm sorry for your pain, but I'm also glad to know that I'm not the only one that does these things. I do this kind of stuff, all the time.

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sofiasmami Posted 18 Feb 2006 , 3:16pm
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is south america we used to use milk of magenesia on our skin after a sun burn ... yes in the ignorant days when we didn't know how harmful that was.... anyway the other day I burned my finger I ran to the medicine cabinet looking for something to put on my hand ...well it occured to me to stick my finger in the bottle of Milk of magnesia.. it miraculosly took the edge of the pain.... go figure

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llj68 Posted 18 Feb 2006 , 3:56pm
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Originally Posted by sofiasmami

is south america we used to use milk of magenesia on our skin after a sun burn ... yes in the ignorant days when we didn't know how harmful that was.... anyway the other day I burned my finger I ran to the medicine cabinet looking for something to put on my hand ...well it occured to me to stick my finger in the bottle of Milk of magnesia.. it miraculosly took the edge of the pain.... go figure




Why is it harmful? Just curious.

Lisa

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steph95 Posted 18 Feb 2006 , 4:02pm
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I was curious too. If I'm ingesting it, I hope I would be able to put it on my skin!! Wouldn't it feel like Noxzema?

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jo_ann Posted 18 Feb 2006 , 5:24pm
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I think she meant getting a sunburn was harmful not the milk of magnesia. icon_confused.gif

At least I hope that's what she meant. icon_redface.gif

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SheilaF Posted 18 Feb 2006 , 6:03pm
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We used to use MOM for topical treatment of pressure ulcers in the hospital. Some places still do (although there are much better products on the market for that now).

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sofiasmami Posted 18 Feb 2006 , 6:52pm
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I should have been more clear sun bathing is harmful ...not MOM ... when I was a kid we would sun bathe till we were burnt to a crisp..... the MOM is what we used to relieve the pain of the sunburn

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steph95 Posted 18 Feb 2006 , 7:07pm
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Thanks for the MOM hint. I'll have to use that sometime. I'm sorry I misunderstood you. People interpret things differently, so what can I say, I'M JUST DIFFERENT!! icon_lol.gif

my hand is much better. My pinky, lower index, and palm are blistered, the pinky the worst. the pads of my other fingers are sensitive, but no blisters. thanks for all of your well wishes. I'm ready to decorate again!!!! Does anyone need a cake?!?!

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klg1152 Posted 23 Feb 2006 , 1:27am
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Now you know for sure you are addicted not even the blisters on your hand will stop you.... thumbs_up.gif

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traci Posted 23 Feb 2006 , 1:43am
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That sounds really painful!!! We have had some bad luck around here with our hands too.

First my daughter sprained her finger in gymnastics and then I cut my thumb with a knife!(also on my left hand)

Anyway...while looking for tape for my daughter...I did come across these kind of finger covers at Walgreen's. They are really more for burns and cuts. They just slide over your fingers so you do not aggitate your injury.

In case your pinky starts bothering you...you might pick some of those up. icon_smile.gif

Hope you get lots of orders! icon_biggrin.gif

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steph95 Posted 23 Feb 2006 , 2:10am
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The klutz that I am, I should keep those finger shields around!! Burn update: All healed!! I guess when you wash your hands as much as we do, your skin has to re-generate quickly!! icon_wink.gif

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DIAELI Posted 23 Feb 2006 , 9:00pm
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what a bummer burning like that, poor you!
Next time order take out or do what I do, sandwich night for everyone LOL
Yes here in Latin America the use of milk of magenesia is used dabbing it on burns -it does wonders! Great for sunburns, wind chap and ugly burns like the one you had... or a handy tip in case you don't have milk of magenesia handy is getting and rubbing a slice of tomatoe over the burn, it helps prevent blisters and relieves the paian too!

Take care of your hand!

Diane

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