How Do You Prepare And Organize For Big/multiple Orders?

Decorating By eviep25 Updated 21 May 2013 , 2:36am by eviep25

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eviep25 Posted 21 May 2013 , 1:51am
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Hello everyone! I'm pretty new to cake and cupcake decorating, so I'm having trouble figuring out how to prepare everything for orders. I'm also a busy college student, and have been juggling cake decorating on the weekends and school work. I've been receiving an influx of orders lately, about 2-3 cakes with combines cupcakes per weekend (for me, its a bit overwhelming). Some of the cakes are two tiered. I've been staying up all night just to finish an order, then to start a new one in the morning. I would love to know how you manage your time, and what you suggest I do on certain days of the week so not only can I be efficient but also maximize my profits. Thank you in advance for your help! I really appreciate it! icon_biggrin.gif

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cakebaker3 Posted 21 May 2013 , 2:27am
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If you are decorating with buttercream I usually make alot of icing ahead of time as it will keep for approx. 2 weeks.  I also make the cake a week in advance and freeze it as it is so much easier to frost (not so many crumbs to deal with) however, I do NOT make cupcakes ahead of time.  I also make any fondant /gumpaste/royal icing items ahead of time if possible.  Whatever you do, do not jepordize your school work for cakes.  You can always perfect your cake skills LOL

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eviep25 Posted 21 May 2013 , 2:36am
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Thank you for the advice! I did not know I can make buttercream in advance! All the cakes I make are fondant cakes with buttercream underneath, only because I haven't perfected a smooth buttercream finish and fondant covers that up. Also, I buy Satin Ice fondant to save some time. But thank you, I try my best not to jeopordize school! I actually use cake decorating to help pay for books and gas! icon_lol.gif  

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