Food Coloring Disaster!

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MJTKNT Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 6:33am
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Today while working on tinting some buttercream, I realized I had a jar of gel missing. I just couldn't find it anywhere, and it was (of course) the color I needed. No problem though...I mixed other colors and came up with an ok result. During this whole stint, my little guy was in the next room playing with the dog, or so I thought. I could see them both crawling around under the table "playing"...but it wasn't until he toddled towards me that I actually saw the mischief that was going down...

That's what I get for thinking I could finish a cake during a nap. It never works! Someday I'll learn to push pause on what I'm doing once he's up. It was so close to being done though!

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NanaFixIt Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 6:39am
post #2 of 32 IS a beautiful color! Apparently your son has very good taste (or was it the dog that instigated the incident?)!

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yummy Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 6:49am
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Ahhh. Partners in crime! Too cute.

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MJTKNT Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 6:50am
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I'm fairly certain it was the dog, though I still haven't figured out how the lid came off...and I think I've accidentally posted this in the wrong forum section!

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redpanda Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 7:00am
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Well, it IS a disaster with cake supplies. Cute kid and dog, but I don't think either of them looks very repentant.

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Bfisher2 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 7:44am
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Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey.... thats the same deer in the head lights look my son had eating my air brushed red roses....*LOL*

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bakescupcakes Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 8:03am
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Too funny!.......and soooooo cute!!

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Moondance Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 12:55pm
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Lovely photos! they both look guilty partnersicon_smile.gif

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thallo Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 1:09pm
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That is just waaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy too funny!!! At least it was something that wouldn't hurt them and you have a sense of humor about it! I'm sure that these two guys have many more surprises in the future for you - and I can't wait to hear about them.
Just reading this lightened my day and gets me off to a good start. Thanks for sharing.

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liha21 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 1:52pm
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I love the blue dog!!!

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indydebi Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 2:03pm
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gives new meaning to the term "blue tooth"!

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chellescountrycakes Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 6:40pm
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Just had to laugh, cause I have 4 kids, and I can assure you, they are constantly doing something, into something or totaly making something FUBAR. LOL I'm glad its not just me... icon_wink.gif

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Jenn2179 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 7:14pm
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That happened to me last year but at least he was outside. He was so upset when the blue wouldn't wash off his hands.

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laidbackluvvie Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 5:55pm
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this is a moment money just cant buy, you will treasure it and im sure those pictures will come out and bring a smile in years to come.

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HobbyCaker Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 6:08pm
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Awww, they are both so cute and with blue being my favorite color, I have to say they both have good taste! Kind of reminds me of a couple weeks ago when I got my new airbrush, only it was me that looked like that. HA!

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jscakes Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 4:55pm
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Tooooooooo cute!!!!!! That gave me the biggest laugh out loud today! Had to share with hubby, thanks for sharing this with us!

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CakeRx Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 12:11am
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OMG I had to respond to this post! Last year, my schnauzer got the SAME color from a basket I left sitting on a kitchen chair; I realized he was playing with something but thought it was one of his toys. Long story short, after I shampooed him AND the floor, rug, etc., I took him for a walk that afternoon. When he did his business, LOL, it was BRIGHT BLUE! No kidding; looked like candy. We laughed all the way home.... icon_smile.gif

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AuntieV2010 Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 2:46am
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And tomorrow will be blue poop from both I am willing to bet. LOL!

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cutthecake Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 2:54am
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luvmysmoother Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 8:15pm
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I LOVE french bullies - the kid is cute tooicon_smile.gif Food colour accidents are so distressing but funny tooicon_smile.gif

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foodguy Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 8:36pm
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Adorable pictures of your partners in crime.
I agree that someday this will be a precious memory.

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Tclanton Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 1:57pm
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Must be something with blue - I made two batches of icing last night, white and royal blue. Before I knew it, I looked at the BF and said "I am turning into a smurf!!!" The color had gotten onto the mixer and I didnt know it. My hands, shirt, everything was a hint of blue - luckily it comes out nicely in the wash. And this was after I let a bag of powdered sugar get away from me. Nice snowy kitchen cabinet and floor!

Priceless photos!!!

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krazyb5 Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 2:07pm
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LOL, this happen to me, my grandson came ova to visit, next thing I know he's full of blue gel food coloring, Priceless icon_wink.gif

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NJCakeDiva Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 2:18pm
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The dog and your son look adorable. Blue is the new Black LOL icon_lol.gif

I can totally relate. Last night I was coloring some gumpaste for a birthday cake for my sister and my 9yr decides that he wants to experiment with making colors with my new box of americolor gels. I turned to him and said "Do you know how much this cost" and he says "Mom, it's all in the name of science". I couldn't argue with that so after rescuing my new gels, I gave him the old mccormick tubes red, blue, yellow and green) and he continued to experiment. Final outcome- he colored his lil brother's leftover dinner- chicken, yellow rice and broccoli- What a mess! LOL

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jensenscakes Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 11:02pm
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I've had that happen before. It was way too funny. Good luck with the cleanup.

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babyshac Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 9:03pm
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Oh wow, I hope the floors were ok!

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cabecakes Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 4:45pm
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OMG! You gotta laugh. Kids say and do the funniest things. I made my granddaughter chicken nuggets the other night, and she informed me she couldn't eat her chicken nuggets without bar-ga-doo sauce. I love stuff like this.

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paula1234 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 11:42pm
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hey, I can relate. my son has a bishon frise and she is white as the pure snow/ that is until I lay my colors down on a pretty high table to go check on my dad. she walks on her hind legs around to see what she can get. she has been purple, green, orange and she looks pretty good in pink. the groomers thinks this is very funny. every time i make her an appointment to be groomed, they want to know what color is wearing today.

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pinky73 Posted 22 Jul 2010 , 5:02pm
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oh dear, this is hysterical. I think I might have to arrange both of those pictures side by side in a two-matted picture frame and hang it proudly, just for the funny factor. I feel your pain and trying to do anything within a nap time frame. Thanks for sharing this story and pics, it's really cute.

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marcx Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 2:28pm
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I have one too and he's eaten his share of gumpaste flowers and fondant scraps.
But never a tub of gel food coloring!

Best cake disaster post.

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