Well, I finished out 2017 with a bang! I booked a huge 6 tier buttercream wedding cake plus a 3 tier groom’s cake for the evening of December 30! But it didn’t exactly work out as planned.
A New Years weekend wedding cake was not something I’d ever done (that I can remember) and normally I turn down orders around the holidays. In fact, I had only taken six other orders for the entire months of November and December. But I was excited about the designs for both cakes and I love a challenge so I just had to say yes!
Anyway, leading up to the wedding was a rough few weeks. In the span of a month (in addition to moving into our new house), my entire family had the flu, then 3 of the kids got the flu again plus strep throat. This Mommy was tired. And stressed. And did I mention tired?
6 tier buttercream wedding cake … or not.
So when this big wedding week rolled around, the first thing I did was plan to do the cakes at my old house. I have two ovens there and lots of counter space. The new house is in desperate need of a kitchen remodel and with only one tiny wall oven and tiled countertops (re: grout lines everywhere), I knew doing the cake work here would be difficult, if not impossible.
But baking out there at the old house was also challenging. While I thought I had left all of my baking supplies out there, of course there were things that I didn’t think I’d need that were moved. I also didn’t have snacks there (doh! we moved all of our food) and I was there for a solid 11 hours the first day just baking… Continue Reading ▶