What did I get myself into???

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Registered: 09-27-2007
What did I get myself into???
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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 8:23pm

I do cake decorating, and I am well, anal about it. My family completely avoids the kitchen at all costs when I am in the cake zone!

Anyhow, I offered to make my SIL cake a few months back and her sister "kindly" told me no she wanted to do it. Ok no biggie! I'll be 9 months pregnant!! Guess what? She called yesterday to ask, no beg me to make the shower cake! ARGH! I usually take a week or so just planning it out! It is for Saturday!! So lucky that it is for my soon to be niece or I would have laughed! So here I am, baking like a crazy lady, and making gum paste flowers. Blah! Oh did I mention they had 50 Rsvp? 50!

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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 8:47pm
Ugh....I have taken cake decorating and have dine a few myself. I find it UNRELAXING. And not enjoyable. Sorry
You are too too kind........I would have said nope go to the bakery......even if I did enjoy it.
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Registered: 03-12-2007
Wed, 03-07-2012 - 9:38pm
.....yikes! That is no small task! Your stuff for your shower looked amazing though, so I'm sure that it will turn out wonderful. It is a lot easier to be motivated to do something when it is someone you care about. It stinks that she dumped it on you last minute though--that could have been a bit different. Was it at least for a good reason?

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Registered: 08-26-2010
Wed, 03-07-2012 - 10:06pm

That is very kind of you to offer to do it at the last minute.

 


Karen



 


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Registered: 09-27-2007
Wed, 03-07-2012 - 10:57pm

Eh her sisters reason was that she took on to much... She's so lucky I love her!

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Thu, 03-08-2012 - 3:07am

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Registered: 09-27-2007
Thu, 03-08-2012 - 8:53am

I really enjoy it too. But Being on my feet and baking all that cake making butter cream and rolling fondant ouch! I am feeling it this morning!

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Thu, 03-08-2012 - 9:46am
Kudos to you all who enjoy it. I enjoy doing it for special things--my SIL's bridal shower, my sons' birthdays, but overall I find it to be very tedious. A lot of hard work with the fondant & butter cream, etc and I'm a big time amateur so the result is never what I would like. I'm usually done for a year after doing it just once.

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Registered: 08-20-2004
Thu, 03-08-2012 - 11:41am

I found a easy way of making butter cream,