I started the week with just a couple of cakes to do. I had a Royal Doulton figurine and a character cake depicting someone sitting in an armchair with the Guardian newspaper. I also had a little girls pink castle cake to do for the weekend. As you can imagine, my kitchen and cupboards have been full of cake parts and sponges and icing etc. Here are the two I delivered on Friday. Oh I forget!
In the meantime, on Thursday, I took a last minute order for 50 cake pops required for Saturday. (Oops, sorry Cat) Which my daughter luckily completed that very evening.
At work on Friday I find out that the cake pops required for Saturday are now going to be picked up early that evening! Luckily I had time to individually wrap all 50 (they were for kids party bags) and bag them up for collection. I also took another two orders for cake pops for next week. (over 50) Once this was done I was able to start icing the castle cake. Unfortunately it was too warm for my icing, so I did as much as I could and decided to carry on later in the evening when it had cooled down and I had got back from my meal.
I went out for my meal with work colleagues to say goodbye to Sarah who is leaving soon. Whilst there a friend asked if I would possibly have time to make a cake for her friends with the dead line being 4pm the following day.(Yes you read that correctly!!) After a couple of hours I left for home. It had rained so at least the temperature was better for decorating cakes.
Lets just say by 10.30pm I was putting sponges to be in my oven. I carried on creating my castle. At midnight when the sponges were cool I was also able to fill and ice my late order. I went to bed at 2.22 am and was back up at 7 am to carry on. Here is a picture of the castle cake.
This is my last minute creation. I was told that they liked biking and walking. But I can’t think where I got my inspiration from!
Oh, by the way, I beat the deadline by a couple of hours. (PHEW, what a busy couple of days)
happy caking x