Next Thursday I have my largest order ever. (Bet you can't guess how big!?!?!?)
Six full sheet cakes and 270 cupcakes to be exact. Ya know, just in case you missed it.
I thought I'd let you come along for the journey. More for my sake than for yours. Someone to go through the ups and downs, share in my successes and
Last Tuesday I started baking the sheet cakes.
(There's no way I could bake all the cakes and frost them and decorate them and transport them in a short amount of time. So, I decided to bake everything ahead of time and freeze it.)
I started out excited to start the journey, especially to use my new baking stuff!
Then came the first blip.
My first cake turned out great, but because I had only purchased ONE large cooling rack, when I tried to flip the cake using two smaller cooling racks, the cake fell apart. Major thumbs down.
I managed to save the cake, but it didn't exactly spur me on to greatness.
My second cake turned out great. However, my third and fourth cake were anything but great.
I couldn't figure out what was wrong; the cakes weren't rising and they were really sponge-y. Then I tasted them. Bleh, no sugar. After retracing my steps, I figured out that I forgot to double the sugar in each of my last cakes.
You would think that these blips might have occurred due to a lack of caffeine...
Then I went back to look at my first and second cake, only to realize that the cakes were too short, less than an inch high.
Before I poured batter into the cake pans, I took out two cups of batter to start making cupcakes. By taking out this
At this point, I have no cakes whatsoever to use. I called my husband and asked him what I should do. We decided that I should call it a day and he would show up with reinforcements to start again tomorrow.
And by reinforcements I mean two more large cooling racks and two more hands to help.
The next day we baked four half sheet cakes, or two full sheet cakes.
Always check to make sure you have doubled your sugar!