Originally Posted by crazymess
I just joined and I think I am over my head in a soon to be cake disaster. I have three cakes that are due on Saturday and I work at another job full time when should I bake the cakes and then decorate them so they are still tasty come Saturday. Please step by step would be wonderful.
Are they tiered cakes? I only take on one order a week if they are tiered. I too work a full time job, volunteer at church 2 days a week, and have a 1 year old, so the time for me to make cakes is quite limited.
I am making a wedding cake for this Saturday…4 tiered. So I am baking today, brushing with simple syrup, wrapping and refrigerating them.
Tomorrow is my fondant making and buttercream making day. I'll fill and frost the cakes so they have settled for decorating the following day.
Thursday is a day to start decorating. It's an art deco inspired cake, so very clean lines and geometric decorations. I want to make sure I have 2 evenings to work on it. I will make the most detailed tiers first, then do the less detailed tiers on Friday. Saturday is stacking this cake up in the morning for delivery at 4pm.
I do all my baking and decorating in the evenings after the baby has gone to bed. It makes for a lot of late nights, but it's the easiest way for me to get everything done.