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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by bjfranco

My fav part is when I step back and look at the cake from across the room and say, "Now that is a beautiful cake - I think I like that one the best". Becaue up to that point I am screaming, cursing, yelling, seeing stars......... icon_twisted.gif ............ but loving it at the same time.

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I am right there with you! I can't wait to start a new project and then I'm complaining how long it's taking and then I lose interest and just want to finish. I do however love the fact that just when I think I've run out of creativity, something hits me and I get refreshed and a "second wind". I as well step back on most of my cakes, not all, but most of them and say "Whew, that was a long ol' project but man am I proud. That is nice!"

Sometimes I surprise even myself!

Amy
post #17 of 28
The best part about cake decorating is that it is pretty when job is complete and hoping that all the decors stays in place without any smudges. I love to hear good and bad things about my cakes cause it lets me know where and what I need to improve. It is so nice to hear wonderful comments about each cake that I make cause I try to add a little something different to it that makes people say yummy, that is good and moist cake. A matter of fact, I just received a request to make a strawberry shortcake for the month of August. I'm so excited about doing this, since I got excellent reviews about this. Everyone wanted to know if I sell cakes that I make and I told them no, cause I have to improve on my decorating techniques. These are my thoughts. Great topic for the forum. icon_smile.gif
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by meme

The sigh of relief when it is done that I didn't kill anyone in the process. Hubby doesn't come near me when I am doing a cake!


Are you my long lost sister?? LOL that is exactly how I feel!
Plus the practice, I love the fact that "I can do that." (looking in a magazine or looking at photos of CC)
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You don't know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Sweet Days and Happy Baking!
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A woman is like a bag of Tea.
You don't know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Sweet Days and Happy Baking!
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post #19 of 28
To think about a design and to make something new by picking parts from this and the flowers from there and put something totally diffrent to it ... mix it up ... and there it is: a totally new designed cake. So every cake is unique and just for this special occasion, that´s a great feeling.

Another thing which is great in decorating cakes is, that you, normaly, only deal with happy moments (birthdays, weddings, baby-showers etc.). There are enough bad things around, but the cake will be part of something special with lots of smiling faces around! I really love this job!
Best wishes Tuggy

~the only limit is your imagination~
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Best wishes Tuggy

~the only limit is your imagination~
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post #20 of 28
My favorite part of making the cake is after I've got it all baked, torted & filled, iced, and smoothed, and the cake is sitting there, like a blank canvas waiting to be decorated. All the other is pretty stressful for me, worrying about getting the cake even, flat & smooth, so when all that is done, doing the decorations is the fun part.

Of course my favorite part of all is to step back and admire the finished product when I'm all done, and my least favorite part is having to cut into it icon_cry.gif

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post #21 of 28
Oh yeah, I totally do NOT like cutting my own cake. I refust to do it. It's just too painful. The one and only cake I made for someone else that I wanted to do the honors is the Chocolate Chocolate Pudding Chocolate Ganache Cake. I've made two of them for my MIL and she was more than happy to have me cut it and "OH MY!" was it good!


Amy
post #22 of 28
My favorite part is the whole process...I love designing the cake and drawing it out on paper, then baking the cakes, decorating them (especially any type of cake where I put fresh flowers on it), the delivering and setting up portion, and finally hearing everyone comment on the cake (whether good or bad)...
at work I have planned the last couple of parties and what we call "pig outs" (aka potlucks) because I do such a good job at it I earned a nickname "the hostess with the mostess", everyone thanks me for doing such a good job planning the event...
**Sometimes the cake does not look like anything that I drew up for my orginal idea...but I figure I have something for next time icon_wink.gif
"To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? ~ John Rohn"
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"To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? ~ John Rohn"
"Action is the foundational key to all success. ~ Pablo Picasso"
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post #23 of 28
This is a fun question! icon_smile.gif It's hard to pick which part I like THE best... I think it is coming up with the idea or concept. I like baking the cakes, DON'T like making the buttercream frosting. I love doing the actual decorating too, like Melissa said, starting with a blank slate and filling it with something creative. I would like to say that I bake to make special occasions happier for other people. But honestly, I do it for my own enjoyment and if someone else enjoys it too, that's an added bonus. Is that selfish?? icon_razz.gif
Time that you enjoyed wasting wasn't wasted.
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Time that you enjoyed wasting wasn't wasted.
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post #24 of 28
My favorite part is the challenge. As a fairly new decorator, every cake becomes a challenge! Yes, there is stress when trying to figure it out or wonder if it will work out but...it's really satisfying to take on the chalenges. I am not a real creative person and need visuals to get me started so I love it when someone brings me their ideas, regardless of how weird! icon_rolleyes.gif
"Variety is the Spice of Life"
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post #25 of 28
My favorite part of doing cakes is looking at my masterpiece. Ussually I stay up for hours my feet and back are killing me, my kitchen will take a day to clean. But when I look across the room at my masterpiece and imagine what the person geting the cake will say to me when she sees it. I always send a picture of everycake to my mom through email, and she is amazed everytime.

I was accually going to school to get my degree in archetecture, but started using what i leaned on cakes and this is so much funner! i am now in school fo business to one day open my own cake shop.
Up to this day, my children have stollen a peice of every finished cake!!!
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Up to this day, my children have stollen a peice of every finished cake!!!
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post #26 of 28
I love the stepping back part and amazing myself sometimes. I am my worst critic and see every mistake. I like the final result in person. Not the pictures that I can look at and mull over and say, "I should have done this or that" or "Look at this, what a mess". But everybody else is saying WOW.

I love the fact that I can make money doing something I love to do. I can stay up all night and work on a cake. Be on my feet for hours at a time and not notice the building aches until I sit down or lay down.

My husband always wants to know "Why do you do that to yourself?" One wedding I did, there was so much piping on both the bride and grooms cake that My Right hand was swollen the next day and sore for 2 days after. After that I got a hand brace.

What is my favorite Part? The final TAH DAH and the comments like "It tastes as good as it looks." and "How did you do that?"
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by briansbaker

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Originally Posted by meme

The sigh of relief when it is done that I didn't kill anyone in the process. Hubby doesn't come near me when I am doing a cake!


Are you my long lost sister?? LOL that is exactly how I feel!
Plus the practice, I love the fact that "I can do that." (looking in a magazine or looking at photos of CC)



This is me too!!! My hubby seems to always go out of town on excursions if I have a cake to do. While I am GLAD he does, I also hate that he is not there to see the finished cake. (I don't think pictures do the cakes justice...it just looks so much better in person)

My favorite part is seeing the expression on the faces of the people I make the cakes for. I don't like cutting my own cakes, but not for the same reasons ya'll have mentioned. All my "customers" have made comments like "I don't want to cut it", but I am like..."go ahead, it's just cake", I just don't like cutting it because I feel like I am pushing it on them. (does that make sense?)

I enjoy staying up late and making them and having that delirious feeling. LOL
My least favorite part is making the icing and coloring it. And not having enough different bags to put all the colors in. I feel like I am washing tips and bags most of the time.

What I can't figure out is after creating a cake that took me ALL NIGHT LONG to make, seems like the next time, wouldn't take half the time.

Great topic!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #28 of 28
I love the self-gratification, staying up all night to make sure that my basket weave is perfect, living on a pot of coffee (which doesnt make, making straight lines very easy) or making flowers, and when it is all done, I can step back and be amazed that I could do that. Starting with nothing but ingredients, and making it mine, though I may spend hours ready to pull out my hair, with my dogs sitting in the other room looking like "Uh oh, here she goes again" then seeing people's faces when they get their cakes! Makes the hours of struggle, asking myself WHY did I start this cake again? and Now that I am on Cake Central I can't wait to come here and post my pictures and see that other people appreciate my work, becuase they KNOW what it is like, and how many hours went in to it!
Great topic!! =o) I love seeing everyone else's too!
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