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Bonehead moment of my cake decorating week

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I just needed to share this here. I'm sure everyone has those moments, when they've been standing up caking for 10 hours and then they do something that just makes you go UUUGGHHH at yourself. I've had more than a few of those. This weekend I had another one.

 

I had been using my KitchenAid pasta attachment to make piece after piece of fondant strips for a large baby shower cake I made this weekend. (Which I *love*, by the way. Previously I had a hand crankin' pasta roller and I hardly ever used it because I'm just not coordinated enough to crank the pasta roller, feed the fondant through, and catch it on the other end. Let alone trying to secure it to the counter top....anyway I just had rather used my rolling pin. Until I got the KA one. Zip, zap, nice smooth strips of fondant. Lovely. But I digress.)

I had to stop and clean it out quite frequently because I was using shades of pink and green fondant. 

Toward the end of my project, I was cleaning it out to prepare for my last go at it, when I got the bonehead idea to just let it run and wipe my slightly damp kitchen towel over the rollers. Nope, not a sensible paper towel, as I usually use, but I picked up a cloth kitchen towel. As I was just starting to use it, I had the thought "you know, I probably shouldn't use this. It might get caught in the rollers and get stuck." Not two split seconds after that thought crossed my mind, guess what happened?

 

It's stuck. I've now tried to pull it out, cut it out, poke sticks into it to push it out, everything. It's stuck (on the widest setting - 1 ) and the rollers now won't budge either.  

 

Like I said, my bonehead moment of the day.

 

I'm sure it won't be my last, but I felt the need to share.

 

Don't try to clean your KA pasta roller attachment with a kitchen towel. Just say no.  ;)

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post #2 of 26

I recently read an article in a science magazine that your brain is never totally awake nor totally asleep. When you have overused a particular part of your brain, that part shuts down for a time. So,  you are not a bonehead. A part of your brain was just taking a quick nap. By the way, mine seems to like lots of naps.
 

post #3 of 26
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LOL! Mine too. But especially after standing for 10 hours looking at little cake details. :)

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post #4 of 26

Oh man! I hope it comes out! My ice maker in my home kitchen now has a Kroger bag wound up in it! We never connected the water line to it, but there is a lever to turn it off and on, and we keep hitting the lever. And my DH does the grocery shopping, and comes home and just sticks the whole bag in there. It turned on, and is the king that makes the half round cubes, and when the trays empty, they turn...Sucked it right up!

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post #5 of 26

A quick brain nap, I love that.

You can take the pasta roller apart, using the screws at the end. Mine jammed up once, I got a dragee stuck in it :/ Not quite sure how it happened, lol.

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Ooh good to know! I will try dissembling tomorrow. icon_smile.gif
...I'm having trouble visualizing how a dragee would get stuck! icon_smile.gif
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post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

Oh man! I hope it comes out! My ice maker in my home kitchen now has a Kroger bag wound up in it! We never connected the water line to it, but there is a lever to turn it off and on, and we keep hitting the lever. And my DH does the grocery shopping, and comes home and just sticks the whole bag in there. It turned on, and is the king that makes the half round cubes, and when the trays empty, they turn...Sucked it right up!


LOL  I have a plastic bag in mine!  Same story the metal bar always got pushed down and turned on. Never connected the icemaker.

post #8 of 26

I try to never think about the "what if" because it's a guarantee that it will happen! 

LOL

 

sorry about your machine. i would cut the towel and try to push, but the suggestion to take it apart is probably better

post #9 of 26
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Oh, it's cut up. Only fragments remain at this point! I need to find the energy to take it apart now. Something that's hard to muster on a Monday. (The caker's sabbath.) ;)

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LOL  I have a plastic bag in mine!  Same story the metal bar always got pushed down and turned on. Never connected the icemaker.

LOL! The dumbest thing is it has happened before!

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post #11 of 26

I like that - the caker's sabbath!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I've surely been a waste today!!

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I like that - the caker's sabbath!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I've surely been a waste today!!

Yep, me too! I have been nursing my boo-boo shoulder. I hurt it from my white knuckle grip of death on the steering wheel yesterday, delivering my 4 tier cake. No kidding! The last 4 tier I delivered by myself fell over and died, and my husband couldn't come with me to baby-sit cake yesterday. The last one made it a mile from the bakery, while I drove 45 miles with the one yesterday. I was literally praying and about to cry, puke, or mess my pants, or all 3! It seriously took it out of me, and I fell asleep sitting up, with all the lights on last night, slept good and woke up exhausted.

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post #13 of 26

Sounds familiar! At least I had a cake sitter for the delivery, with both middle seats taken out of the van. We had to roll it from the van into the venue on my husband's wheel chair because the only cart they had was so nasty dirty and virtually un-steerable! icon_confused.gif Finished putting the jewels on as the first guests arrived.By the time we got home, I don't think I could have stood up for 10 more seconds - everything hurt from my toes to my nose! 
 

post #14 of 26

I have my own little stainless steel cart, I bungee cord it to the back seat, to make sure it doesn't slide into the cake thumbs_up.gif

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post #15 of 26

I bought an old audio/visual cart at a school surplus sale. I put it in the middle seat of the van and then I am off to deliver.

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