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post #16 of 37
I also know what multi colored boogies look like. I have had red dye from the red velvet cake stain so many things, from purses, to my work shoes, to my arms. I find bruises on myself all of the time. I have also developed a tolerance for holding hot things and don't realize when things are super hot sometimes. So many different things have splashed into my eyes and bothered them. And my fingernails are always different colors from the dyes.
post #17 of 37
Too funny!~
I was delivering a cake once and my son went with me. he glanced at me before going inside and said "mom you have black coming out your nose" Yeah airbrush color gets everywhere even up there!

But the worse was last year I was in a rush and reached for something and I knocked my Agbay Cake Leveler off the counter..............it hit my leg and cut it pretty bad in about 4 places. I just about fainted when I looked down. But i knew it could have been worse! My neighbor was home thank god and she came and took care of it since I didnt have any band aids!
No Cake is too pretty to eat!

Paula M Surrette
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No Cake is too pretty to eat!

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post #18 of 37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by buttercuppie

I was working almost 40 hours straight on a special order cake. Little did I know that I had gotten a small drop of royal icing on the shoulder of my t-shirt earlier the day before. So the day the cake is due, I just happen to rub my cheek on my shoulder and then all of a sudden my cheek is kind of stinging...YUP, I cut my face on royal icing!! icon_biggrin.gif It was only a small scratch but I still find it hilarious! (especially now that the cake has been delivered, eaten and praised thumbs_up.gif ) AND I'VE GOTTEN SOME SLEEP!



This is hilarious! I can totally see that happening.
post #19 of 37
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Originally Posted by sullymel13

I had just baked 15 layers of cake without incident, and then burnt myself reheating a piece of pizza in the toaster oven... go figure!



LMBO. I microwaved a cup of coffee the other day for 20 minutes...it's like I can only operate one appliance at a time correctly.
post #20 of 37
Whenever I blow gold dust or disco sparkle on something it ends up coating my face so it looks like I made out with a stripper. My husband always gives me funny looks then just says, "why don't i get to play with strippers?"
post #21 of 37
I have so many little scar on my knuckles from the racks in the oven, I look like a prize fighter! icon_smile.gif
post #22 of 37
I always have little nicks on my hands, especially the right hand as I use it the most (my left is hopelessly useless). The middle finger of my right hand becomes swollen and I can not move it anymore if I have a lot of orders on and stress my hand too much.
My glasses have a constant coating of flour/cornstarch/powdered sugar. Oh, my clothes as well. I have stuff that I wear just for working. And I have to keep my fingernails short, otherwise they leave marks in the fondant.

After a long day my feet, my back and my neck hurt.

And no, I am not over 70 icon_smile.gif)
post #23 of 37
i get really bad swelling in my right hand if i am working on something intricate... then same burns and back ache everyone seems affected by!

Off topic slightly- @ de_montsereau.... you cut you nails? i am really struggling to avoid nail marks when covering a cake but just cant bring myself to chop nails off! this is such a difficult decision and i know my bf wont be happy! Has anyone actually learnt to work with long nails? I normally go back over and try to smooth any scars with a dab of crisco
sam
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post #24 of 37
Weight gain is my occupational hazard, damn taste testing. I have also had bruises on my forearms from rolling fondant and can't tell you the number of times I have been playing with my hair only to find a blob of buttercream/royal in it.
Aaaaah, you gotta love cake decorating!
post #25 of 37
This is too funny! I can relate to all of the above!! Lately i have been trying to correct my hunch back at my "real" job, by just standing up really straight. The girls at work asked if i was trying to show off a new boob job! Nope!!!!
post #26 of 37
This is too funny! I can relate to all of the above!! Lately i have been trying to correct my hunch back at my "real" job, by just standing up really straight. The girls at work asked if i was trying to show off a new boob job! Nope!!!!
post #27 of 37
Sore feet and legs, sore hands, burns, weight gain...I have them all too!
post #28 of 37
i have "all of the above"...i am glad i am not the only one icon_biggrin.gif
post #29 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by pastrygirls

Whenever I blow gold dust or disco sparkle on something it ends up coating my face so it looks like I made out with a stripper. My husband always gives me funny looks then just says, "why don't i get to play with strippers?"



That is hilarious!! I blew a little coffee out my nose. haha!!

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Originally Posted by pixiefuncakes


Weight gain is my occupational hazard, damn taste testing. I have also had bruises on my forearms from rolling fondant and can't tell you the number of times I have been playing with my hair only to find a blob of buttercream/royal in it.
Aaaaah, you gotta love cake decorating!



I only bake for my family, but I can safely say that the byproduct is weight gain. icon_redface.gif Also, the thumb and first finger on my right hand are often multicolored. hehe!
post #30 of 37
I got long nails too and they grow very fast and everyone compliments me on them even without nail polish so I am sad to wear them really short even though it makes sense to as i tend to dig into the fondant often with them.

Now, I suspect I have RSI (repetitive Strain injury) in both wrists, they ache constantly especially when I have been busy decorating. Dont get me started on my waist and bach ache after long hours standing...I try to sit as much as I can now while decorating!
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