I have cakes in the freezer I can replace it with. How soon can I cover them with fondant? They're already crumbcoated.
I dropped it in front of the client. She's amazing. I'll add more later, but I need to know how quickly I can start over with covering the frozen ones.
Thank you in advance!!
How much time do you have?
My initial response was "now."
I have 2 hours. They're thawing and I'm blotting the moisture now. I am pretty sure I can get it all together in an hour and a half. I think I'm going to go ahead and cover them.
Leah, I've always thought you were amazing anyway....THANK YOU!
kudos to Leah for jumping in, and StacyR for keeping, what sounds to me; like a cool head. Good Luck and sending the best for a positive outcome!
I'm going to piggyback on this thread:
Do you pros keep cake on hand in the freezer for such emergencies? I've seen Buddy pull cakes out of the freezer in a pinch. It makes sense to keep some "neutral" flavor cakes on hand, if you make lots of cakes.
I don't always have THAT much cake in the freezer, but often I'll have extra batter and will make a round to keep on hand for a quick dessert or for tastings or whatever.
I'm so bad...I pulled one out for my son's birthday cake last week. haha. He wanted marble...and I didn't want to bake two whole batches of cake just to marble a cake for our family...and I happened to have a marble round in the freezer...there ya go!
Naw, that's not bad. That's rotating inventory for quality control.
So sorry this happened to you. Good that you had an extra cake. Normally I would not want to cover a cake with fondant until it was thawed completely but in this case I'd certainly go ahead and cover the cake.
I agree with you about Leah....appreciate and value her input very much.
I make mistakes and sometimes bake the wrong flavor/wrong size. I throw those in the freezer.
Ok ladies...my day is over, my job salvaged and the client is happy. Here is the cake, wrecked one and all!
I had never frozen before but happened to be reading the forums on it this week, had a cancellation Thursday and threw them in the freezer. The fillings were different on one of them, but the size/flavor was the same. Incredible. I'm still a little in shock over the day. When I delivered the second cake, the client's mom just wrapped her arms around me and let me breathe again. What an amazing family. I tried to refuse payment and they insisted. I'm seeing some free taste testing cakes in their future.
I can't thank you all enough for your encouragement and advice. She texted and said the cake was a huge hit and every piece was eaten and she needed more cards from me. I still can't believe today happened.
Wow, what a nightmare, and what a great save!!
Sometimes God lets things happen to us for a reason, you had some great clients, and she will be a great recommendation for you, because you did a great job! awesome save.
Nice job...and under less than ideal circumstances!