The thing I love most about doing cakes for family is that I can experiment a little bit without worrying too much about things back-firing on me. Yes, I want to make a cake that is just as beautiful and delicious as one I would make for any client. But, I know they will be more forgiving and still order cakes from me if something doesn’t come out perfectly. Luckily, my experiment with this cake worked out and I’m so excited about the options it opens up for me.
My mother-in-law ordered this cake for a party that was less than 24 hrs after I got back from a 5 day vacation. Now, I typically bake my cakes ahead of time and freeze them, then thaw them out a couple days before they’re due to fill, frost and decorate. However, I knew that timeline wouldn’t work in this case. So after a little internet research I decided to try completely assembling and frosting the cake and THEN freeze it. So when I got back from vacation I only had to thaw it out and decorate. Completely do-able in half a day. I’m happy to say it came out great! It tasted just as fresh as any other cake and nobody could tell I had done anything different. So if you’d like to make a special cake for a party, but don’t have the whole 2 days before to spend on it, give this a try! You can do most of the work in advance and only have to add your decorations at the end!
I will still stick to my normal method of freezing only the cake in advance. But it’s so nice to have this option in my back pocket if I know I’m going to be strapped for time on a particular order.