Are you a procrastinator?

I am such a big procrastinator! In fact, I seem to get my best work done when I am under pressure! Right now I should be working on a cake, but here I am on CakesDecor checking out everyone’s lovely work. Anyone else a big procrastinator, or do you like to get things done early so you have time to relax and breath. The bad thing about procrastination is if I ever had an accident (dropped the cake) and had to completely start over, I’m not sure I would have the time to finish another one!

Toni, Pennsylvania, https://www.facebook.com/WhiteCraftyCakes

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Goreti ...

It depends. I find that if it is something that I am excited to try out I start early and plan things out. If it’s something that I’m not too keen on, I tend to procastinate.

ClearlyCake ...

I’m with you on this one. I really try my best to plan my work out so I’m not hot-footing it in the days leading up to a big cake, but invariably I leave most things to the last minute. I’m getting better at forcing myself to get stuff done earlier rather than later, but like you, my best work is always done under pressure…

Ellie1985 ...

I’m a terrible procrastinator! Every time I tell myself I’m going to get things done early and every time I end up rushing around last minute. But like you I work well under pressure! I’m just glad to know I’m not the only one out there!!!

Pauline Soo - Pauline Bakes The Cake! ...

Er… I am a procrastinator when it comes to posting or sharing my finished cakes? Lol!

But I enjoy making sugar figurines so much that I start almost immediately after the client confirms on the cake.

Karen Flude ...

No matter how much time I think it will take, because I get so wrapped up in the detail it always takes longer.
I always seam to get my orders done by the skin of my teeth too…..lol :-)

Ana Remígio - CUPCAKES & DREAMS Portugal ...

Ellie you took the words right out of my mouth…lol I’m a terrible procrastinator to! Every time I tell myself I’m going to get things done early… but some how every time I end up rushing around last minute. But I really work mutch better under pressure! I’m very glad to know I’m not the only one out there!!! LOL

Fun Fiesta Cakes ...

I am the complete opposite – I plan too far ahead – especially the figures I will be using on a cake – so I end up getting anxious waiting to use them – LOL! Like Karen, I get very wrapped up in the details of the cake and it ALWAYS takes me twice as long to finish the cake!

Fifi's Cakes ...

for sure haha!! :) xx

Bev Jones ...

I’m with Pauline – I love making figures and toppers but
tend to be a bit slow getting on with the actual cake!

twilight1 ...

Usually am a procrastinator. I always leave things to the last minute and then have a week’s late nights in order to get everything done on time, instead of getting an early start and preparing. But that is just me and I am never going to change.

Joanne Wieneke ...

Iam…my best work is done a few hours before delivery time… ;-)

DeliciousCreations ...

I guess we’re all guilty of proscrastinating in one way or another. At least one element from every reponse on this topic applies to me—I am not kidding. No matter how much planning ahead/procrastinating/preparing I do, I always find myself rushing to the very last minute.

CakeGeekUK ...

Hi Whitecrafty, I’m naturally a procrastinator at heart also. But as much as I love to put things off, I hate stress even more. So by telling myself if I get cake orders finished early, I’ll enjoy my work much more and have plenty of time to fix disasters, I’ve gradually overcome my procrastination habit. Now if only I could apply that great attitude to other areas of my life….!

Paul Delaney of Delaneys cakes ...

Procrastinator here,I also do my best work under pressure,every day that is !

Xclusive ...

Guess there must be something special about “pressure”……. seems to bring out the best in most of us – cake decorators. Hmmh, must be the adrenaline it generates, can be quite addictive – LOL !