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Poll Results: Where does cake decorating fit in your life?

 
  • 1% (3)
    I own my own bakery/shop (outside my home).
  • 3% (7)
    I own my own bakery/shop (inside my home).
  • 16% (30)
    I am a homemaker and I sell cakes out of my house on the side.
  • 25% (48)
    I have a job and I sell cakes out of my house on the side.
  • 51% (96)
    I just do cakes for friends, family and fun!
  • 1% (2)
    My job is decorating cakes in a bakery (other than your own).
186 Total Votes  
post #16 of 116
Why don't we all invest in one huge warehouse and decorate and sell our cakes. Since we all love to decorate cakes and want to make money I think this would be a great place to start. LOL!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

I love decorating. Out of all the other hobbies I have cake decorating is my favorite.
post #17 of 116
I train horses for a living. Cakes are a way to relax or give me something to do when the weather doesn't cooperate. I love the horses and some of them love my cake! I'm also a student going for a veterinary degree. It's neat to find out about people. Thanks for asking the question. cowboy.gif
There's nothing so good for a man as the sight of a horse. (or a cake!!) - Winston Churchill
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There's nothing so good for a man as the sight of a horse. (or a cake!!) - Winston Churchill
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post #18 of 116
I'm an at home mom with two boys. I've been selling cakes about a year, and hope to open a shop soon!
My drug of choice is FROSTING!
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My drug of choice is FROSTING!
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post #19 of 116
I am a customer service repair technician for Lionel Trains. Basically, I repair and play with toy trains all day.

I got into cake decorating because 75% of a meal is presentation. Olus I LOVE to bake and I want them to look as good as they taste, plus make money doing it! thumbs_up.gif

Joe
post #20 of 116
Cool Joe, you and my FIL could probably talk for hours, he LOVES Lionel Trains and I think the one he set up for my son is Lionel. My 3 yr old son is very into trains and when he's at "Nana & Pa's" they go in the basement and each puts a conductor hat on, way too cute!!
post #21 of 116
I am currently a stay at home mom of a two year old boy and a nine month old girl. I am currently pursuing my bachelors degree in accounting and only decorate cakes for friends and family. My hubby teases that I should have changed my major to culinary arts since I love baking and decorating cakes so much.
Joanie
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post #22 of 116
I am a Veterinary Tech part time/full time mom of a 2 1/2 year old boy.
I just started decorating and love it. I imagine some day of having a business out of my house.

Luceymoose-I bet we have ALOT in common.
My 14 year old golden fur baby. If you think this is funny you should see the rest of the baby album!
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My 14 year old golden fur baby. If you think this is funny you should see the rest of the baby album!
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post #23 of 116
I am self employed but my business is family childcare my goal is to get the cakes into a supporting business so I can someday close the childcare.

Years ago I took a 1 week vacation and filled in for an aunt of a childcare child and she took him. I learned then working in a bakery was NOT for me. Too many cakes in a day and no creativity there was no time.

I need to depend on my income so for now I will grow both businesses.
post #24 of 116
this is sooo interesting! I am a stay at home mom of 3 boys... I just started decorating and i just love it! I feel like Im always looking for a reason to bake a cake! Its fun to put it all together and then see the end result and think "wow, i did that" ... wayy too cool!

thanks for sharing your stories!!!

Ute
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post #25 of 116
I am a stay at home mom with a 2 year old.
I have a degree in photography, computer graphics, and cosmetology.
Funny huh... how live is. I have no schooling whatsoever in cake baking and decorating and been doing it off and on since i was 15(still waiting for a new wilton teacher at michael's)
I am currently assisting a friend of mine on weekends who is a photographer .
Out of all of them I LOVE baking the most.

Ashiana
Baking is a skill that can be taught....One catch...you have to love it!!


Be yourself! Everyone else is taken!
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Baking is a skill that can be taught....One catch...you have to love it!!


Be yourself! Everyone else is taken!
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post #26 of 116
I love reading all these posts too!! It is fun to find out about your friends! I am a SAHM to two girls (2 1/2 and 19 months). I started decorating cakes to save money, and earn some. I have been decorating cakes since September 2004 and I love it. I have a degree in Speech Communication and have worked in accounts payable and as an administrative assistant....so far being a SAHM has been the most fun and rewarding, but I miss having co-workers to chat with and go to lunch with!!! icon_smile.gif Now, we are always pinching pennies!!!
Suzanna
Praise be to God!
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Praise be to God!
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post #27 of 116
Suzanna, I know what you mean about pinching pennies! I worked in a Lawn & Garden Store till last Aug. when I hurt my back. That's why I became a SAHM again. It has been hard on my family without the extra income coming in. God has always taken care of us!!

I took the Wilton courses because my sister begged me to & also so I could get out of the house. I had been on bedrest from Aug to Oct. I was very bored!! Cake decorating is my first hobby!!! Yep... I never had a hobby before this.. well cleaning if you can call that one, LOL!!! I have always lived through my kids & DH. Not anymore! I have spent some money getting started but it has all been worth it!! I'll be going back into the work force hopefully in July. Then I won't be able to do decorating as much. icon_sad.gif We need the extra income! I hate it but we need it with 2 half grown kids! TEENS!
"Learn from a turtle... it only makes progress when it sticks it's neck out"
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"Learn from a turtle... it only makes progress when it sticks it's neck out"
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post #28 of 116
AND OF COURSE BEING A MOM IS THE BEST.
HOW COULD I FORGET THAT ONE.
Baking is a skill that can be taught....One catch...you have to love it!!


Be yourself! Everyone else is taken!
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Baking is a skill that can be taught....One catch...you have to love it!!


Be yourself! Everyone else is taken!
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post #29 of 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by ashianadotkom

AND OF COURSE BEING A MOM IS THE BEST.
HOW COULD I FORGET THAT ONE.



ASHIAN!! i Second that!!! Its the greatest thing on this earth icon_lol.gif
Ute
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post #30 of 116
I quit work 22 years ago to be home with our 3 sons, opened an in home daycare, and took a Wilton class to be able to save money by decorating my boys cakes for their birthdays. Today, our three sons are either going into or leaving college, I still have my daycare, and I am decorating lots of wedding cakes (which would have been hard to do when my boys were younger). Who else started out taking a class to save money by doing their own cakes?
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