Last week was the busiest week of my entire life…really! I had 3 cake orders and all in the very same week. I was so overwhelmed that I was actually getting orders for cake :) Something I haven’t even advertised for!!!
One was for Wednesday, a friend’s anniversary – her gift to her hubby. Another was for Thursday, a friend’s birthday – her hubby’s gift to her :-D Both were pineapple pastries (pastry..the one we get in India in the pricier cake shops, sponge cake layered with whipped cream, pineapples and cherries) and were easy as I had done them before. One was heart shaped and the other was good old round one. I had to decorate with the whipped cream which was a little tricky as whipped cream doesn’t hold shape when piped. I found a neat trick which actually worked..more on that later. Feast your eyes on the two cakes for now, both friends were pleased.
And finally the big cake for Sunday, a Hannah Montana theme cake. This was for an 8 year old. First when her mom called to tell me the theme, she mentioned Hannah Montana and Bratz. Hannah Montana sounded familiar because I had seen a Walmart commercial on tv for all of her stuff….anything with her face on it! Hannah Montana is a show on Disney channel where a girl is a pop singer but hides her true identity at school so that she is treated just as others (this is what I know :D) Bratz….err…who or what is that? I had to google that while I was still on the call and find out that Bratz is a group of 4 fashionable Diva girls, the latest rave among young girls. Aaagh….what was I supposed to come up with???
Finally after much deliberation and a couple of hours looking for ideas, I decided to make a guitar shaped cake, guitar since she is a pop singer and would be appropriate. Here’s how it looked.
With all this baking I had catering orders in between too, so it was one helluva hectic week. But I’m glad I got through it, it will surely be one week I will look back to always.