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post #31 of 64
i don't have any advice about keeping kids out of the kitchen. i too have this problem. i have a 3 1/2 year old little girl that loves to taste my projects. the only problem is, it's never her that does it, she has an imaginary friend named "Ghostie" that always sticks his fingers into the sides or top of my cakes. i have resorted to putting up an imaginary gate for her imaginary friend to keep him out of the kitchen. so far this is working, but i'm sure one day he will figure out how to climb over it. LOL
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post #32 of 64
KCsmom98 LMAO!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif That's hilarious!!
post #33 of 64
I'm beginning to regret letting her watch the movie "Drop Dead Fred". I'm gonna try the little cupcake idea, maybe that will work. icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #34 of 64
A good way to keep kids out of your refrigerator is to get a refrigerator lock. They are in the baby proofing section at pretty much any store. Originally I bought one to keep my friend's kids out of my fridge when they would come over. Their parents didn't care that they were going through my kitchen cabinets and my fridge. Even my own kids know better then to do that. It's pretty bad when I have to baby proof my kitchen for other people's kids. I also have a baby gate blocking the kitchen when I'm baking. That way they don't run around a hot stove and I can get things done.
post #35 of 64
My kids are 11, 10, 9, and 5 icon_smile.gif I don't really have any problems with them messing up the cakes..they are just very impatient about waiting for the leftover icing or any "mess-ups" I may have icon_smile.gif I have decorated cakes during the day and I babysit 4 kids (3yrs, 2yrs, 7mos, 4mos) that proves to be a bit difficult! I just put a movie in or find something to keep the older ones occupied and make sure the babies are asleep icon_smile.gif
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post #36 of 64
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Originally Posted by mdutcher

A few months ago when I started getting busy (and learning as I go about how to make mmf), I had my hands full of mmf ( I don't use the mixer, I make it by hand) when my dd, age 3, started calling me from the bathroom "mommy I'm done!" I said "you wipe", she said "I can't", and so on, and so on, I ended up having to wash my hands, go in and wipe her (she knows how to do it herself, just when she feels like it).



My 3 year old used to make me wipe her. I got so tired of this I told her once she turned 4 I wasn't going to wipe her anymore so she'd better learn to do it herself. It worked. Her birthday is in March and I haven't wiped her bum in several months. Now on to potty training my 18 month old.

As for kids in the kitchen...I usually bake during the day. My kids will help (I always make them wash their hands first). This helps them and they love to help Mommy cook. I try to decorated after they go to sleep. My oldest goes to bed at 8 pm so it isn't too bad. If I can't do the decorating while they sleep I usually find an activity to keep them busy. Like having them decorate their own cake, graham cracker, paper plate...ect. or they play with extra fondant. It helps.
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post #37 of 64
Sounds like me! I decorate at night and use the refrigerator in my garage for cakes 2 year olds can be very sneaky and good at it not everyone can have 2 refrigerators though icon_sad.gif
post #38 of 64
I decorate with my kids around, they're 4 & 8 now but have always been good about it. If I'm making a cake for someone else they aren't allowed to touch but can watch and they love to watch. If it's for home they sometimes can help a little bit, when we were decorating my 4 year olds cake this year he helped put his cars and stuff on and was thrilled. If they don't want to watch they can play in the living room where I'm close enough that they can talk to me.
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post #39 of 64
I have a 2 almost 3 year old so I feel the pain. She gets into my cakes all the time. She also tries to help me scrapbook. She always wants to do what I am doing. Guess I should take it as a compliment. Good luck in the future.
post #40 of 64
I guess maybe I'm strict, but I expect my kids to behave and follow the rules. Even young kids learn what's right and wrong. When they're that little it should be easy to keep them away from cakes. Over 2 and I expect them to obey me. LOL - do I sound harsh? My kids are 8, 7, 5 and 3 and I haven't had any cake incidents to date. I do most of my decorating when they're asleep simply for convenience and less interuption. All of my kids know that they cannot touch any of my cake stuff. I don't offer scraps of cake or icing just because I'm doing a cake. I tell them if they behave they can be rewarded with scraps when I'm completely done. Or I'll make time to do cupcakes or something like that just with them. So, I guess what I'm saying is that you need to set the rules now while your kids are young so they always know what to expect. It may take a bit of repetition with the young ones, but they will get it!
post #41 of 64
I'm one of those mom's that stays up late after the kids are in bed.... I mean really late icon_rolleyes.gif
Well I do have 2 kids (D almost 3 and S 11 months) . My DD is allergic to eggs icon_cry.gif so is frustrating because she can not even have left overs. She loves watching my cakes, but I do have a rule : do NOT touch any of my cake stuff icon_mad.gif (just because of her allergy). So far so good, no accidents.
Always cakes out of reach. you never know.
I started just last year, so I have to see how everything goes.
post #42 of 64
I would try playdough I don't have kids but I have tried decorating with them "helping" not so much fun but tell him to make their own cake with playdough he will like it what little kids don't like playdough haha hope I helped
post #43 of 64
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Originally Posted by LukeRubyJoy

I run the mixer with nothing in the bowl to keep them out.




I have an autistic son who's going to be 2 in the end of March. I've thought about doing this, but haven't.

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lol.

and I have an infant who's now ''cruising'' so he holds onto the back of my pants while I work and I can't move or he'll fall on the hard floor. He had skull surgery a short time back, or I wouldn't worry as much about it. ouch.gif


They drive me crazy!!! icon_rolleyes.gif
post #44 of 64
It gets better! My kids were both a lot older once I started decorating, but they still love to bring their friends and form an "audience." I don't care for that, much. icon_redface.gif

And with the boys, seems the OLDER they get, the more LIBERTIES they take. Especially the oldest. You'd think BC was one of the five food groups. He just grabs a serving spoon...and...digs in! (He's not a double-dipper, thank goodness!) But then thier FRIENDS see THEM doing it, and they all want a "taste."

What I do now is throw all of the extras from each cake job into a tupperware bowl labeled, "BOYS." That way--they can have as much as they like. Or else I'd be making an extra batch just for THEM! icon_twisted.gif

Y'all do put up with a lot, though. Hat's off to y'all.

-M-
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post #45 of 64
I feel the pain of the ever so tired sahm/b's! I have 3 kiddo's...8,7, and 2. The baby is about to get the hang of it. I try to limit what I do during the week, so that I don't neglect him. But Friday's are tough on both of us. The other two have learned!!!! Though they do love the occasions that I have extra fondant and I let them make mermaids and pigs and swords and whatever else they're little creative minds come up with. The lil one likes to roll it flat and then eat it. He's recently started pointing to the pan of scraps and say, "Bite cake, Mama?" How can I resist? Thank God for Barney, Teletubbies, and Cars. The worse thing is the poor darlin' looses his room when there are cakes in the house. He STILL sleeps with us and the other two share a room so his room is the only one that is ever vacant, so I put them in there and lock it. Now let me state that the normally he spends very little time in there and prefers to be close by where he can see me. But put a cake in there and lock the door and you'd swear it was his favorite place to be. Take the cake out...well you know the rest....
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