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
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!
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!
I'm here on CC
nothing like a good book!
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!
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
All of the above.
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
I'm usually licking the remains of the cake batter from the bowl!
Although now with my Deluxe oven..... I can put LOTS into that at once. Not so much "free" time - LOL
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!!
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!
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!"
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.