Cake Slept In The Oven...me On My Bed

Decorating By CakeFIED Updated 1 Nov 2011 , 2:52am by sleepiesaturn

CakeFIED Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 6:34am
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S trying to balance my full time job and my home business i bake in the evening,frst cakes in the morning and hubby delivers on his way to work. last night i was si tired but had to make a big cake for a 3 yr old's birthday.while i was waiting for the cake in the oven i fell asleep only to wake up in the morning with my clothes and bra on...and am thinking huh why did i sleep in my clothes.Only then did it hit me that i was waiting for a cake.went to the kitchen it was a disaster

Had to make another one ,wait for it to cool then frost it.Was three hours late for work.

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heather208 Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 6:55am
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you need to slow down! I was having the same problem because I work full time as an RN and do cakes on the side.....I also have a problem telling people no, lol! Anyhow.....now that I am able to take only the cakes i want to do and have plenty of notice I am so much less stressed! Learn to say no would be my advice! =)

nanefy Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 3:23pm
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jeez oh, you're lucky you woke up at all!!!! I know I don't need to tell you this, but I'm surprised your house never burned down. Glad you are OK though icon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 3:47pm
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Geez, woman. Get a little bit of inventory in the freezer!

carmijok Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 4:03pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

Geez, woman. Get a little bit of inventory in the freezer!





Ditto what she said!

sillywabbitz Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 4:06pm
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I second Leah! Try freezing your cakes. Works great. You can bake all weekend and freeze. Pull out what you need the morning and frost that evening and hubby can deliver next day.

CakeFIED Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 9:19pm
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didnt know you could freeze cakes.how do u then defrost it,put it in the microwave?thank u so much for the idea,wud love to give it a try

cathyscakes Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 9:33pm
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Oh yes freezing works great, they are even more moist if you freeze. I take the cakes out the night before and leave on the counter,leaving them in their saran wrap and foil, and work on them the next day.

kakeladi Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 9:43pm
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You can bake months ahead if you know the size and flavor. What you can do is tell client what you have on hand as their choice when they want to order. No, dont say "I only have choco and white on hand.....just say 'let's see how does a choco or lemon or white cake sound?" Or something like I suggest an 8" round in choco for th at order - sound good?
Now you take the already baked cake out of the fzr and put it into the frig or on the counter to defrsot the night before or in the am so it's ready to be iced and decorated when you get home. You can even ice and decorate a day or 2 ahead. If you have an order for Wed, then take the cake out of the fzr on Sunday night; ice on Mon a.m. and decorate it Mon night. It's now ready for delivery on Wed a.m. and you aren't in a frazzle icon_smile.gif
Do be sure to not bake too many too far in advance and to wrap them well. I often place in a plastic bag which is then put into an airtight container (like tubberwear) to be stored in the fzr.
*IF I'm sure* I'll use it within a week I just use the plastic bag but be sure there is a flat place in the fzr to put it. Cakes can get warped if not fzn flat. Putting the wrapped cake on a cookie sheet for a couple of hrs before removing the cookie sheet for the cake to stay in the fzr help when there is limited space. Then they can be stacked 3 or 4 high.

BizCoCos Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 9:43pm
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Don't mean to laugh but I did when I pictured you knocked out from being so over-extended. This ha happened to me so many times before. Great advice. So far Ihave frozen both regular cakes and gluten free cakes and never had a mistep. I tort them and do a thin buttercream filling a crumb coat them, then wrap each one individually. I wrap twice in saran wrap, then thin plastic bags, henheavy foil, then plastic bag, yes, overkill, but absolutely no other odors get through.

solascakes Posted 13 Oct 2011 , 10:13am
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Whenever I'm really tired and have to bake,I always set an alarm, so in case I fall asleep (which I will),I'll still be able to check the cake. Freezing is great as well.

cakestyles Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 1:36am
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My God was your house filled with smoke? Thank goodness there wasn't a fire. wow!

JenniferMI Posted 16 Oct 2011 , 3:42pm
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OMG you were lucky you didn't have a fire.

Regroup.... take a breath.... maybe take on a little less.....

Jennifer icon_smile.gif

MamaDear Posted 18 Oct 2011 , 5:51am
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on the bright side huge hockey puck to play with...

mclaren Posted 18 Oct 2011 , 7:13am
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Ovens these days come with a timer right, that will auto-off the heat once the cake's done? So the issue of having a house full of smoke shouldn't arise.
But I'm pretty sure the cake became rock-hard in the oven and dried out.

Yes OP, try freezing your cakes from now on, you'll be amazed how much time you can save plus how moist they will be. icon_smile.gif

sleepiesaturn Posted 1 Nov 2011 , 2:52am
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Wow, you're one lucky lady to have woken up in a house that was not on fire!
I freeze cakes all the time, just make sure you wrap them really well.

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