What Do You Do To Pass The Time?

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ChandelierCakeChick Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 11:25pm
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Baking cakes takes a looooong time! Besides prepping other items, what do you do to pass the time? Not looking for suggestions, just wanting to hear what others do! I figured it was a nice, calm, non-controversial topic icon_biggrin.gif

As for me, I must have milk chocolate Flipz and a Coke by my side while Gilmore Girl's is playing on my t.v. in the background. I know, I'm a weirdo but it's what gets me through my least favorite part of cake decorating! icon_lol.gif

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ramie7224 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 11:38pm
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I bathe kids, feed the cat, fold the laundry, etc. In other words I try to catch up on all the stuff I'm going to ignore once I get to the fun part!

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Kimmers971 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 11:39pm
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I'm here on CC icon_biggrin.gif

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peg818 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 11:50pm
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nothing like a good book!

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catlharper Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 11:56pm
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I'm too busy. If I'm working at the rental kitchen then I'm trying to maximize the paid for time there and making flowers or working on another cake while one is baking. If I'm working from home on a family cake there's too much housework and such to be doing to have any down time. Not sure I know what down time really is anymore!

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mbark Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 12:03am
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I'm with ramie, I am always tasking to keep up with my "real" job, caking, my 2 boys and all the housework, laundry, etc

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cutthecake Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 12:21am
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All of the above.

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mommynana Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 12:22am
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i watch 3 of my grandchildren,4 yrs, 19 mon, and 17 mon, if i have to do something with fondant during the day i `ll do it when they nap if they get up before they r supposed to i ll put them by their play table and give them some fondant to play with so no worry if they eat it then i watch them bounce off the walls all afternoon

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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 1:45am
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I'm usually licking the remains of the cake batter from the bowl!

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JenniferMI Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 1:56am
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Surf CC icon_smile.gif

Although now with my Deluxe oven..... I can put LOTS into that at once. Not so much "free" time - LOL

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cdgleason Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 2:15am
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I like to watch my Jennifer Dontz DVD's to try learn new techniques, and get inspiration!

AND.... surf the internet for inspirational photos/ information!
my favorite sights for photos are flickr, and of course, cake central!!

often times, I'm cleaning another part of the house, or picking up after my teenage son!!

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teaparty Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 4:47am
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Truthfully, I have too many hobbies and not enough time. I generally get up at 6:30 and hop on CC for about 1/2 hour, then it's minding my DD, going to the gym, housework, taking a break at 3 to watch General Hospital and cross stitch, housework, dinner, walk the dogs, bedtime for DD, and finally free time which consists of cake decorating, or watching cake shows, or snuggling up with DH and watching a movie, or occassionally catching up on my scrapbooking.

Wow, just about exhausted typing all this up!

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7yyrt Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 3:41pm
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I'm determined to get in shape for that new grandson... he thinks he's an exercise instructor. "Don't stop Maam-maam! HIGHER, FASTER!"

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all4cake Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 4:04pm
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Every now and then, I'll give myself a mini challenge (means nothing to anyone but me)...make a batch of royal icing (my absolute favorite medium with which to work), pick an item (usually a flower of some sort) and see how many I can make before the cakes are done. I've got a crap load of ri flowers!

Most times though, I clean up the area, piddle, get on CC, piddle...I can't sit still for too long, I'll fall asleep.

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