I have 3 cake orders for the same day. Dec. 4th.. One is a 4 tiered wedding cake which will be covered in ivory fondant, scroll work and gumpaste roses and a hummingbird. The other is a fairly simple 2 tiered wedding cake and the last is a sculpted raiders shield cake to feed 60. How do you arrange your time when you have multiple cake orders? Should I bake and freeze or refridgerate? how long can the final product sit around? any suggestions or insight would be so appreciated!
Good for you!! Its geat to be busy. I bake all cakes on Wed, fill & crumb coat on thurs & decorate fri, sometimes when I have a lot of orders decorating spills into sat am. I find doimg 1 specific task each day keeps me from jumping aroung and spinning my wheels when I have a lot to do. If you are worried about time, you can always bake a week ahead & freeze.
I try to get everything baked on Sunday and Monday and into the freezer. Make all the icing, buy gumpaste flowers and make the hummingbird now. For a Sat delivery, pull all layers out on Thursday, fill, wrap, weight for settling overnight.
Friday decorate. Saturday deliver.
Thanks for the input.. my ultimate problem is that I have 4 kids, 2 of which are under 3.. lol so the only time I have to decorate is when they are in bed, which means I'm up to 3 or 4am sometimes. lol.. I think I am going to freeze the cakes and make the frosting/fillings next week along with my roses and hummingbird.. Thanks again!
freezing the cakes and making ALL of the icing ahead of time will make the whole job easier than you think.
Think "assembly line" productivity!