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I deeply enjoy baking for other people (workmates, neighbors, family), does this end once surgery happens? I usually don't even want or eat the stuff I bake. I just enjoy the process. Unfortunately, I use taste the batter or similar to test flavor profiles. It's my creative outlet. I'm worried that once I get surgery Ill lose this outlet. I'm not over excited about making healthy versions of things for other people. Is this the case?

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I know my batters, so I don't taste test. I go by smell also - if I cant smell butter/vanilla/almond or whatever, its not good. LOL.

I still do it but not like I used to. Too many other active persuits going on.

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27 minutes ago, GizzlyKitten said:

I deeply enjoy baking for other people (workmates, neighbors, family), does this end once surgery happens? I usually don't even want or eat the stuff I bake. I just enjoy the process. Unfortunately, I use taste the batter or similar to test flavor profiles. It's my creative outlet. I'm worried that once I get surgery Ill lose this outlet. I'm not over excited about making healthy versions of things for other people. Is this the case?

If it's not a temptation for you to eat the baked goods, then I see no issue. If you find yourself drooling and eating them...Find another creative outlet...lol

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I AM tempted to eat my baked items, so I have found it to be a problem. I'm working on finding other things to include in my care packages to my college aged kids, and still need to think of something other than baked goods to welcome a new neighbor to the block. But if you aren't tempted to eat your creations, more power to you! I know what you mean about enjoying the process. Especially in the winter- it's a cozy activity.

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I think post-op this has become my new love language. I love cooking/baking for others. I am not tempted at all by it but I truly enjoy it! Much more than I ever did pre-op.

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