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post #16 of 56
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Thanks, everyone. These posts are great and really cheering me up. They're all making me laugh. This is better than therapy. icon_lol.gif Suzisweet, your little boy is adorable. He looks so intent on his project. My kids (5 and 2) love to help in the kitchen, too. It's always way more work than if I did things on my own, but definitely worth it.

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All this cake, and I've gained too much weight. LOL! I am now....The Cake Runner!

 

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All this cake, and I've gained too much weight. LOL! I am now....The Cake Runner!

 

http://thecakerunner.blogspot.com/

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post #17 of 56
My kids love to watch me work on a cake, but the one who is always begging for a spoon full of frosting is the big baby in the house...yep...you guessed it...hubby!
post #18 of 56
My kids are 9 and 8. Whenever I make a cake, I save the levelling cut offs and some BC (both loose and in piping bags) and let them go for it! Keeps them out of my stuff when the know there's a 'no holds barred' treat coming!
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Always be sincere ... whether you mean it or not!

Everything slows down with age ... except the time it takes for cake to reach your hips!!
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post #19 of 56
I'll bet you'd get a good price if you decide to sell her off.
post #20 of 56
I have locks on my cake fridges because of my kids! Had one who opened the fridge one time and picked off a 3D fondant number off the top...I barely got it fixed and stable enough for the customer to pick it up. Now I lock up!
post #21 of 56
I only bake for family, but my big girls know to stay far away. Actually, when my oldest turned 4 i made the first fondant cake I was proud of, with a big loopy fondant bow on top. Woke up the morning of the party and the loops were missing pieces, looked like a mouse had a party. Thats the cake she had for her party, lesson learned. but my little boy, just look at him in my avatar. so i cannot bake when hes awake
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post #22 of 56
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My daughter never did anything like that, though, for some reason. When she was about 2 she would walk up to me while I was decorating and say "Is dat cake fo us?" I'd tell her no, and she would say "Is fo a yady?" (Lady). I'd tell her yes, and she'd walk away. Such self-control, I never understood it.



My daughter says that too! Both my kids like to know who it's for, then walk around as if they know exactly who they're talking about - priceless. They are also convinced that different coloured fondant must taste different. "Can I try that one mum? I haven't tried THAAAAAAT one!" icon_lol.gif

Great thread - cute pics!
"When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before." Mae West.
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post #23 of 56
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They are also convinced that different coloured fondant must taste different. "Can I try that one mum? I haven't tried THAAAAAAT one!"




Mine too! The first time I made fondant they had to try each color! They love fondant. That is all I heard about for days after. Now both of them want fondant cakes this year for their b-days!
post #24 of 56
That picture is so sweet! It really is priceless. icon_smile.gif

I don't usually bake or decorate with the kids awake, but when I do I give them their own fondant or piping bags, and a scrap of cake. For some unknown reason, which was not inherited from ME, my 3 year old dislikes sugar or anything sweet. icon_smile.gif She loves the cake scraps, my 5 year old loves the icing. Neither one of them like the taste of fondant, go figure! lol!
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post #25 of 56
I don't have any pictures, but my little guy (he'll be two in a month) is notorious for getting into my cakes and cupcakes! I couple of months ago, I tried my first tiara out of fondant (I have never used gumpaste and it had a while to dry). I wasn't sure I was even going to use it, but it didn't matter anyway because I came into the kitchen the day before the party and he was sitting on the floor with half of it gone. icon_cry.gif I actually called my DH at work I was so upset, lol.

I'm also trying to find a place to let things cool. It seems like any place I put them, he's able to reach it. I think he's got Stretch Armstrong arms, lol.
post #26 of 56
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I tried my first tiara out of fondant (I have never used gumpaste and it had a while to dry)



Try some tylose powder in your fondant next time. It dries pretty quickly. I tried it for trees (lawn cake in my photos) and it worked great!
post #27 of 56
I love this thread! I have 2 girls almost 6 and almost 2 and my oldest will sit and help me decorate a cake if I have enough time to do it. Knows to wash her hands and tie back her hair and get her apron. The other one likes to steal things mommy needs off the table. I was working on some chocolate carriages which I used cookies for the wheels and had them far enough back that little hands couldn't reach, or so I thought. Next thing I know she is on a chair grabbing the cookie wheel and stuffing it into her mouth. As frustrating as it gets sometimes, I am glad I have these moments with them now because in a couple of years they won't want anything to do with me.

Your RIT was stunning. I hope the 2nd one came out just how you wanted it! Thanks for sharing your experience with us!
post #28 of 56
How cute the pictures are. I can totally relate. My kids are all grown and out of the house. I get the honor of having my grandson (2 yrs old) who loves to help grandma in the kitchen. He loves to sit on the counter while the stand mixer is gowing. He doesn't touch because he knows he gets to lick the beaters when grandma is done!

I sometimes wish I could have had my grandchildren first! LOL
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post #29 of 56
My girls always have been happy with the bowls and beaters, but the dogs are another story. I left a lattice crust blueberry pie (for the family) cooling way back on the counter. When I went back to check on it, it had been carefully pulled forward to the very edge of the counter and the entire center of it was missing. I thought it might have been the kids until I saw the dog -- his muzzle was a tell-tale shade of deep blue and he definitely had blueberry breath!
post #30 of 56
Thread Starter 
Oh, I love these stories! These stories are so therapeutic! I'm always surprised at what my kids can reach. I never would have thought about a dog being able to reach a pie on the counter. Maybe we should all build a cooling/drying rack that borders the ceiling of our kitchens. icon_lol.gif

Thanks, Shannie13. I haven't redone the RIT yet. I'm just making the cake as a surprise for a friend from my church, so it doesn't have to be done by certain day (luckily).

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All this cake, and I've gained too much weight. LOL! I am now....The Cake Runner!

 

http://thecakerunner.blogspot.com/

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http://letsgetcaking.blogspot.com/

 

All this cake, and I've gained too much weight. LOL! I am now....The Cake Runner!

 

http://thecakerunner.blogspot.com/

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