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post #16 of 17
It's a bad idea to teach them that they can play with icing and spatulas that are like yours...if you get them any kitchen toy stuff make sure it's big and plastic and colorful, and looks nothing like your tools. There should be a hands-off policy that you enforce until they're older, because 2 yr olds won't understand that it's okay to touch their icing and spatulas but not yours.

Naptime is great, and evenings after bedtime works too for getting things done. It gets easier once they start school, but you just have to keep a light cake schedule until then unless you have someone to watch them for you. I started doing wedding cakes when my daughter was 1 and my son was 4, but I seriously don't remember when I worked. That was 12 years ago so I can't remember! I do remember that when my son started preschool and I only had 1 at home to deal with it was a HUGE difference.
post #17 of 17
Age two is a tough age, they still act out of impulse and can't understand why they can't play with these incredibly fun looking cakes!! I learned the hard way with my daughter when I left a cake to the last minute and nearly had a mental breakdown trying to keep her out of the cake! I have learned to organise my time much better and only decorate when they are asleep. Most Thursday and Friday nights I might be up to midnight but I love to do it so it doesn't bother me. Now that she is three she completely accepts she cannot touch and is happy just to admire and look. A cake I made recently she said "Wow mum, thats great! I'm so proud of you!" Best compliment I have ever had. I have come to realise that this is such a short time and I just have to be patient in these years until I can really commit time into a business.
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