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Friday, September 17, 2010

Black Martha Strikes Again

I've been at it again but this time decorating cakes. Today we had a birthday party for my husband's 2 year-old granddaughter so of course I had to make and decorate the cake.


I had a local decorator print out the photos for me but everything else is my own handiwork. I can tell I'm out of practice because I was not able to get the icing as smooth as I normally do.


I ate too much of all the wrong stuff and the worse part is I can't even exercise to get myself back on track. "Why?", you ask. I have a boil on the lower part of my rib cage right where my bra sits. I can't even began to explain how painful it is. If you have any old home remedies for bringing a boil to a head please share them with me. I'd hate to miss a weekend of exercising and sewing on account of a boil. How do you mention cake and boil in the same post anyway? Inquiring minds want to know!

15 comments:

  1. hey I get boils in that area a lot too.. You need to get something called Boil-Ease.. Cover the boil with some gauze and a band-aid. Now trust me on this because if you don't use the gauze it is gonna ruin what you are wearing.. It will take only a few hours for it to come to a head..

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  2. Happy birthday to your GD and the cake looks delicious.

    A boil can be so painful.. ask me how I know and agree with Carla boil ease is the remedy. Before boil ease I would boil water and dip the end of the cloth in hot water and apply it to the boil until it burst and as soon as it burst have gauze ready.. b/c it gets messy. Feel better.

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  3. She is to cute. Sorry no remedy for the boil but it sounds like the other ladies know what they are talking about. I hope your feel better soon.

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  4. You went all out with that cake. Your GD must have been beaming.

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  5. OOOOuuuuccchhhh! a boil! My daughter had one right where her bra sits at the top of her rib cage, too. She had to have it lanced. Don't let it go too far before you go to a dr.
    The cake is beautiful. You are a much nicer Martha than the real one. Like you much better.

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  6. Poor you! I hope the boil goes away! See a doctor if you can. The cake looks gorgeous. Very skilled!

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  7. I know this sounds weird but to dry up a boil put the membrane from the inside of an egg on it and cover with a bandaid. It works.

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  8. Beautiful cake... You have the best readers. I have now learned all about boils♥. My momma always told me boils are good, because they are the impurities coming out♥

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  9. Ouchy! I had to have one lanced by a doctor. I hope yours can be remedied without that. Your cake looks delish, although not WW friendly! Still, one must inbibe occasionally, and you have relaly done a great job on your weigh loss journey. You look fabulous.

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  10. Okay. I had to take the Wilton cake decorating series twice because I was so out of practice. Your cake looks great! Hope you feel better.

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  11. Wonderful cake! I have always wanted to learn how to decorate them. As for the boil, I have hidradenitis suppurativa, so get boils under my arm occasionally. I dissolve epsom salts in the hottest water that I can stand, wet a washcloth, and roll that up under my arm. I keep re-wetting that cloth until its been on there for about half an hour. I do that twice a day. Typically that makes it either come up or fade in a couple of days.

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  12. Agree with the hot water on a cloth trick. Epsom salts added in helps, as does the skin of an egg. Use caution, though, if it doesn't respond within a day or two to home remedies, please see the doctor. I JUST went through a major one under my arm as well, and finally went to the doctor. They gave me Septra and Doxycycline, which made mine drain and heal very quickly.

    I always advise finding a doc who is NOT cut happy, though.

    BTW, did you ever find your missing stash?

    Melissa in Florida

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  13. Beautiful Cake, you got skils my lady!!! Wow, I've learned a lot about home remedies for boils, but I agree with Melissa, if the home remedies don't work in a couple of days, please see a doctor!

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  14. Every so often I get what I believe to be a boil on my leg pantyline. My remedy is clearasil, I also use them on bug bites, it seems to dry them out. Good luck.

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  15. That cake looks so delicious. You did a great job and the girl is a little cutie pie!
    SOrry about the boil, hope it's gone soon.

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