It's A High Volume Week

Business By leah_s Updated 5 Apr 2010 , 3:07pm by JulieMN

leah_s Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 7:43pm
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Geez, last week I had one, 4-Tier wedding cake and two, single tier party cakes.

This week? One, 1 tier party cake, and 5 wedding cakes totaling 23 tiers. That's right, 48 layers. I'm bakin', bakin' bakin'. (Said like the dog in the bacon snack commercial.)

Following week? nuthin'

Feast or famine, I tell ya.

15 replies
tesso Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 8:00pm
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I feel for you, great for business, awful on body!! I hope you have help !!!

mommicakes Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 8:03pm
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I totally get where your coming from Leah!

Quiet here for a couple of weeks, then it will be b**ls to the wall icon_biggrin.gif

my mother tells me: "you don't know if you are foot or horseback sometimes". icon_lol.gif

Nature of the beast I guess.

costumeczar Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 8:13pm
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It's crazy how unpredictable it is. For me, there were weekends in April that booked up a year ago, and some in the "busy" wedding season that are still open, Makes no sense. Have fun with the baking, ha ha ha!

indydebi Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 10:23pm
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take advantage of the next weekend .... you and hubby take some "you" time!

dalis4joe Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 10:36pm
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can I help!?!?!?! I only have 2 cakes.... well... 2 cakes and 3 dummy cakes for a bridal show... so I take that back lol.... I know my kitchen gets so hot when I bake... so now when I bake.. I don't do anything else that that but to bake.. then assembly line tech. next day all day torting filling crumb coating.. and so on until fri... have fun!

suzylynn58 Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 10:48pm
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I did some baking this afternoon too, for next weekend. Just one cake, but 3 tiers. My phone has been a little quiet too, but Easter weekend and then we have a festival in our small town next weekend, so most people take their kids to that.

I'm kind of glad, for the little break, but May is shaping up to be pretty busy for me!

1234me Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 10:57pm
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I feel your pain!

For this week I have:
14 inch double layer
6 inch/ 10 inch stacked cake
10 inch chocolate cake with a dummy "American girl" bag on top
42 decorated cookies
9 inch white
12 inch white
6 inch.10 inch stacked cake
smash cake
9 inch chocolate
6 inch/10 inch stacked
6 inch/10 inch stacked
14 inch double layer
12 inch round

All of them, excpet one, is for Friday/Saturday morning pickup!

I honestly have no idea how I am going to get it all done but I guarantee you, it will get done icon_smile.gif And I will be happy all the way to the bank!

cas17 Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 11:13pm
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one cake last week, nothing this week but the rest of april i am slammed. i have personally had to turn down 7 orders alone for 4/17 which was booked last year with two weddings and a grooms cake (my personal limit). last year i was busy in may but not this year. just how it goes.

IceMaidenUK Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 12:10am
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I'm sympathetic but envious - my April is looking rather empty. Just a novelty cake in the shape of a pair of dentures booked in for next week. Hey ho - perhaps I'll get some last minute orders. Plenty of time to catch up on the busines end of things I suppose!

Good luck with your busy week. icon_smile.gif

jenmat Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 3:01am
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eesh. and I thought my load was bad this week- 10 big orders and a wedding. They all want crazy over the top stuff though, so its gonna feel like more. How many weddings do you limit yourself to Leahs?

Loucinda Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 3:07am
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Thats a lotta cake!! I agree with indy - have some you time the following one! You both have helped me stream line things here considerably with your hints. icon_smile.gif

all4cake Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 3:22am
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That IS a lot of cake for you and wendyintx!

I told my DH 2 days ago that I had a feeling the shikaka was gonna hit the fan this week...the next day, I get 2 requests for shikaka cakes...one, a toilet...the other a pile of shikaka...

Sooooooooo not what I'd meant nor hoped for either...

cas17 Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 1:18pm
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Originally Posted by all4cake

That IS a lot of cake for you and wendyintx!

I told my DH 2 days ago that I had a feeling the shikaka was gonna hit the fan this week...the next day, I get 2 requests for shikaka cakes...one, a toilet...the other a pile of shikaka...

Sooooooooo not what I'd meant nor hoped for either...




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cylstrial Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 2:59pm
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Wow! You all are going to be tired! But it will be worth it!

JulieMN Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 3:07pm
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Yikes! Take good care of you...

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