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post #16 of 70
I keep my nails very short and unpolished. Mostly because I am lazy, but I have germ issues and long nails make it difficult to type.

One of the reasons I stopped watching those cake shows on TV is because on one of them (can't remember which one) someone was wearing a tank top while decorating. Dear God that was disgusting. And if I ever walked into a bakery or any eating establishment and saw someone wearing a tank top I would run the other way. When the girl was standing on a ladder trying to put the finishing touches on the cake all I could think of was the little deodorant balls that form in your pits.
post #17 of 70
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Originally Posted by AnnieCahill

all I could think of was the little deodorant balls that form in your pits.



Ewww! I currently only bake at home for family - hair pulled back, upper body covered appropriately (usually t-shirt and apron), remove ALL jewelry (never know when a loose earring might try to escape), scrub nails (which are always short). Anything less would be disgusting!! tapedshut.gif It also makes me sick to watch all those chefs sweat into the food/cakes like a fountain. Use hats, bandanas, head bands or something/anything!! icon_mad.gif
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post #18 of 70
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Originally Posted by grandmaruth

just curious how any of you with long nails manage to work with fondant.



I do not, and would not, work with long nails on any cakes but that's cos I think it's cleaner and my personal opinion. I don't wear nail polish either. I treat myself sometimes at weekends when I am not working on cakes but the minute i get near the kitchen it's removed and nails are clipped. I think it is the most hygienic way, that aside it was also what i was taught in training icon_smile.gif
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post #19 of 70
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Hahaha! I wonder who I was thinking about when I wrote this back in April... http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2011/04/false-eyelashes-vs-basic-sanitation.html




Let's see long nails...Edna or Ashley?????

I love "tranny daggers" by the way...I'm totally using that the next time I see someone with them. lol
post #20 of 70
LOL storm! All I can think of is standing there in scrubs scrubbing down with a cap and the little protective booties that doctors wear in the ER. I will have DH be my assistant and I can say "spatula" instead of "scalpel." Haha.

I will say, when I have to write on cakes, I kind of feel like projectile sweating. But I never do. icon_smile.gif
post #21 of 70
I never allow my nails to get very long & I don't do polish, but if I'm caking, I cut them very, very short.

I have very small hands & I've tried working in gloves, but I just can't do it. My hands sweat into the gloves and when I take them off, my hands itch & peel.

I just wash my hands constantly while I'm working.

I've been in classes with women who have expensive manis and/or long acrylic nails. Made me want to barf.

I did see justice done once, though. A woman got Everclear on her new acrylics and it just melted right thru.....

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post #22 of 70
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

I never allow my nails to get very long & I don't do polish, but if I'm caking, I cut them very, very short.

I have very small hands & I've tried working in gloves, but I just can't do it. My hands sweat into the gloves and when I take them off, my hands itch & peel.

I just wash my hands constantly while I'm working.

I've been in classes with women who have expensive manis and/or long acrylic nails. Made me want to barf.

I did see justice done once, though. A woman got Everclear on her new acrylics and it just melted right thru.....

Rae



Nice on the everclear!

Gloves are no better than clean hands if you don't change the gloves constantly. Clean hands are your best tool, but not with heinous long nails on them.
post #23 of 70
I second the glove thing. Gloves are a false sense of security...you still need to keep the gloves clean and avoid cross contamination.

Safest thing is thorough and frequent hand washing and nice short clipped unpolished nails.

Long hair hanging down is another one of my pet peeves.
post #24 of 70
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Originally Posted by allaboutcakeuk

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Originally Posted by grandmaruth

just curious how any of you with long nails manage to work with fondant.



I do not, and would not, work with long nails on any cakes but that's cos I think it's cleaner and my personal opinion. I don't wear nail polish either. I treat myself sometimes at weekends when I am not working on cakes but the minute i get near the kitchen it's removed and nails are clipped. I think it is the most hygienic way, that aside it was also what i was taught in training icon_smile.gif



I totally agree. never to work with long nails! icon_smile.gif
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post #25 of 70
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Originally Posted by cakestyles

Every one of us who sell should keep our nails immaculately clean, clipped short and unpolished.

It completely grosses me out to see food handlers/preparers with long nails...it's very unsanitary.

If one must wear their nails long and polished they should wear gloves.

My HD requires it...I just assumed that was the rule everywhere. icon_confused.gificon_eek.gif



Totally!
post #26 of 70
Talking of cake shows, how many of you get grossed out with all of the decorators not covering their hair? Especially those with long loose hair decorating those cakes. I even saw a show where one girl's hair actually brushed a cake she was working on brushed the side of the cake! icon_surprised.gif I not only keep my nails short and unpolished and meticulously clean my hands very often while caking but I also keep my hair pinned up and a cap on my head. I found some really nice ones that are meant for nurses. They have a terry cloth band in the front, totally cover all of your hair and tie in the back for a nice tight fit. Besides the sanitary issue of the nails, finding a hair in your food is right up there!

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post #27 of 70
Yup - very short nails and no polish and I usually take my rings off too. icon_biggrin.gif
post #28 of 70
this is a gross but true story!!!. my WMI had several warts on her fingers. Once in a while she would grab my tip and teach me how to pipe. she would proceed to clean the tip with her warty finge icon_eek.gif . best diet ever. cake never even made it to the house. this was actually a good thing since it's just my husband and i with a cake a week coming in the house.
post #29 of 70
I went to a sanitation class and the truth was there is actually more bacteria stored under your watch and bracelets and rings, than under fingernails. We will wash are hand more times than remove and scrub our jewelry. icon_smile.gif
post #30 of 70
I wear gloves that I change frequently as needed. If I wash my hands too much they crack and bleed. I wash my hands TONS while caking and it is much worse in the winter when it is dry. If I touch something different... I change them. If I have to scratch my forehead... I change them. If I switch from buttercream to fondant... I change them. I go through a lot of gloves, but it saves my hands. I wear rubber gloves when I do the dishes too.

Long nails are a huge no-no in the food service industry... mine are wickedly short.
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