Monday, November 19, 2012
ok i made a goof yesterday...i didnt say what i meant right..what i meant was, i wish i had help AT THE BAKERY!! not here. i can handle the meal here..been doing it for years!!! its all the extra, and the last minute orders. i just CLOSED the orders. no more. i have 2 cheesecakes out of the oven. 2 in again. 2 going in at 4 when the pans can come off the first set, then 2 tomorrow morning. they need chill time and all need to be delivered at 9 weds am...so...at least most of THAT is under control. All cakes (again all for weds) are baked. Flowers for all are made (well except the one that is all buttercream) Bakery is clean.
tomorrow will be pie crust day..have to make a bunch to do the wednesday baking. i also said NO PICKUPS AFTER 6 on WEDNESDAY. people wanted to pick up thursday, too..i said no. i've actually had people want to pick up on Christmas day...i did it one year it was awful. so, NO. no other bakery is open, i am not going to be, either.
so anyhow. if i can get the family room done today, its just floors tomorrow..and then weds my prep for dinner and all the pies. i'll get it done....it just looked impossible yesterday. today it looks ALOT better since i broke it down. I overbooked one weekend in the summer..had 12..TWELVE wedding cakes. remember, i do all this by myself. I set up a big, long table. i put tags for each cake, flavor, decorations, etc. then i started baking. whatever came out went in its spot on the table. i started with the 4 friday cakes. then went to the 5 saturday, then the 3 sunday. then i built them the same way..and decorated the same way. i took a picture of that table..amazing...you dont know what you are capable of doing till you do it. and i got it done, and didnt skimp on any of them. everyone was pleased. i had 4 people delivering...lol as the cakes went in all different directions. it was a hard weekend but the pride when it was done was GREAT!!!