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Cake Decorating Tasks you HATE to do . . .

taking a que from Calliicious in an earlier thread . . .

What tasks do you HATE having to deal with when cake decorating?

My list . . .

1. Covering the board;

2. Cutting letters (doesn’t matter if I’m using Clickstix or Tappits or Freehand . . . I would much rather separate 3 dozen egg whites from their yolks :p );

3. Arranging those letters onto the board so they’re perfectly straight & aligned.

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Goreti ...

Hate the cleaning up!

Donna Tokazowski- Cake Hatteras, Hatteras N.C. ...

PAPER WORK! :(

(I’d rather be decorating!)

Raewyn Read - Cakes by Raewyn ...

Definitely the above…….and…….(hangs head in shame)……..baking….gasp!!!!
I know…..i shall go and slap myself with a spatula!!

Love Feeling Guilty ...

Cleaning up, stacking/covering cakes

Celebration Cakes by Cathy Hill ...

lol, that made me laugh Rae! :) My ‘hate’ is making figures!! Especially if it’s for a wedding cake. I’m getting slightly better but they still look like they’re a little deformed!!

BellaCakes & Confections ...

Trying to find that one tool that I need! That I know I just saw but now I cant find! Then waste an hour looking for it!!

joaaaann ...

Cleaning (CLEANING!) during and after…Takes more time than baking and decorating I think lol.

Slice of Sweet Art ...

Yep I’m in the “I Hate clean up” boat too :-(

also (and I know this isn’t EXACTLY cake decorating BUT) why does the phone always ring while I’ve got my hands saturated in Crisco? Or why does the FedEx/UPS guy ALWAYS show up while I’m in the middle of rolling out a large amount of fondant????????

Fun Fiesta Cakes ...

LOL – I can see myself in all of those situations – especially the phone ringing when I’m in the middle of “fixing” something I messed up on the cake and I’m all frustrated… I LOVE cake decorating – but I can’t stand the clean up afterwards – no matter how NEAT I try to be, I end up with a combination of flour, buttercream and Royal icing everywhere… how do I manage to be so consistant? I have black granite tops in my kitchen and every speck shows like neon lights… imagine that! :)))))

Pauline (Polly) Soo - Pauline Bakes The Cake! ...

Definitely the cleaning up and carving cakes (cos it’s messy and I am not too good in it)!

Slice of Sweet Art ...

I know I’ve already stated how I hate the clean-up part but I ESPECIALLY hate cleaning BRUSHES!

Karen de Perez ...

hahaha I agree with almost all of you…“clean-up” after making the cake it’s a mess in my kitches :s
And i also hated to treat with irresponsable people… :P
And I hated to do stripes on cake, i really dont know how to do them…

:D

Pam from My Sweeter Side ...

I hate cleaning up, baking and separating eggs!!

I would much rather be the decorator and have another person bake the cakes!!

I am the messiest egg separator in the WORLD! It doesn’t matter if I use a tool to separate eggs or do it the old fashioned way, shells always end up in the yolk or the yold ends up everywhere but the bowl!! Ugh!!

Daniela ...

Definitely the cleaning up, and lint I HATE!!! X

Nadia Damigou ...

I agree with all the above and also cutting & measuring butter. I hate to have greasy hands :(