Turns out, there is no wrong was to get business. While the other cakes from this year have been for friends, or friends of friends, last weekend’s cake was procured while sitting in the dentist chair, of all places. I was chatting with my hygienist, Lindsay, about her upcoming wedding and asked what she was planning for her cake. Just out of curiosity, you know. Turns out that this was one of her biggest stresses, as her cake baker was being unresponsive and unreliable. I asked her if it would help if I could do her cake, and although the wedding was about 6 hours out of town, I could arrange the cake to be delivered up in individual tiers, to be stacked on site.
This worked perfectly. Her wedding had over 200 guests, but because the dinner venue already included dessert, she only wanted a small amount of cake – fifty servings or so. She wanted a large, impressive multi-tiered cake, so I did two tiers of styrofoam (13″ and 11″ diameter, 4″ tall – a very large cake!) and then three tiers of white chocolate/raspberry and devil’s food/peanut butter. The cake board was finished, the styrofoam tiers stacked and glued, and the cake tiers were all decorated, doweled, and packed into boxes carefully along with extra ribbon and pins and anything else they may need. The cake survived the drive up, and was stacked masterfully. Perhaps these ‘assemble-it-yourself’ cake kits are the next new thing?