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post #16 of 23
We flew from Texas to Minnesota some years back for my niece's christening, and my SIL had asked me to make a cake for the event. I did take my pan (book pan for a bible cake) and my spatula, but it was before all the airport screening that we have now, so I didn't have any problems. My SIL is a wonderful cook, so she had everything else I needed. The thing that made it difficult was that ALL of my in-laws wanted to watch me! And I was newly married - hadn't even met some of them before that time. I was a nervous wreck! But the cake turned out beautiful and tasted great and I made it through with no major catastrophes - so all in all it was a good experience.
post #17 of 23
IronBaker that is too funny! and by the way, how long have you had this cocaine problem?? J/K...

I don't want ANYONE watching over me, I don't care how nice the kitchen is! I yell at DH when he stands behinds me and watches! icon_mad.gif
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post #18 of 23
Ugh! Yes, I agree with not wanting anyone to watch! When I was making all the royal icing butterflies for my SIL's cake, my MIL just sat at the table watching me... of course, I had to make LOTS to allow for breakage (and there was breakage!) so it took me about three days of working off and on with her WATCHING ME... very stressful!
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post #19 of 23
i've baked and decorated in other people's kitchens, with their supplies, while visiting with them, and it's certainly a challenge (that's why i travel with a basic kit now when visiting). i've even resorted to the old method of cutting a star-tip pattern into a wax-paper piping bag to fancy up a simple strawberry shortcake dessert i made for a friend when visiting with her in her temporary home, a double-wide on the grounds of the outdoor education camp where she was working. even simple cooking can be a challenge in a poorly-stocked kitchen: i was making snacks for a friend to bring to her office christmas party, and she didn't even have a rolling pin, so i had to use a wine bottle to roll out the dough for the chinese scallion pancakes.

you guys make me laugh with your airport security jokes. i have this image in my head of confiscated "dangerous cake weapons": bench scrapers, flower nails, wire cake-levelers, and of course, the ultra-deadly fondant crimper, which, in the right hands, can render a poor cake crimped and powerless in a matter of seconds.
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post #20 of 23
You know with those little gadgets we'd be the Macguyver's of the cake decorating world.
( you remember that TV show, he could make an escape devise out of anything)
And yes it can be very frustrating using someone else's kitchen to bake.
I've learned after one trip always call ahead and make sure they have what I need and I usually give them a list,then the shock comes once you get to their house they don't have half of what they told you they'd have.
And OUCH!!! when you bake things your baked goods for some reason doesn't come out right visually but the flavor is great.
I was visiting my sister in Florida last summer and so my nephews wanted me to bake them cookies, pizza etc.
My sister didn't even have a decent cookie sheet,I thought if there's any pan we'd all have would be a cookie sheet at least i could whip up a quick cake and turn it into a cake log with some chocolate buttercream.She didn't even own a hand mixer I had to go buy one.
Now I just make batches of icing at home and take them to my friends homes if they just have a simple cake they want me to decorate and it's out of town.
I dunno it's like the addage about the country water and the city water.
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by mamafrogcakes

IronBaker that is too funny! and by the way, how long have you had this cocaine problem?? J/K...

I don't want ANYONE watching over me, I don't care how nice the kitchen is! I yell at DH when he stands behinds me and watches! icon_mad.gif



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post #22 of 23
hahaha! icon_lol.gif i swear the one episode of macguyver that i ever saw featured an improptu explosive made using crisco...so as bakers and decorators we could easily use our knowledge of chemistry to thwart evil-doers (or at least disarm them with a really cute 3-D cake!). icon_wink.gif
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post #23 of 23
you guys are so funny!
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