fond memories..... I had the party at my house and was expecting possibly 40 or more people. (I hate it when people don't rsvp either way) The night before I was up really late trying to make icing and getting last minute stuff for the party... that morning I was getting the house ready, still had to make a corsage for the Heather, and decorate the cakes. The cakes had been in the frig all day long the day before and all night, and when I pulled them out they were still frozen, probably because there were soo many stacked on top of each other. So I had to wait for them to defrost a little bit, so while I waited I covered the cake boards..I was able to frost the heart shaped cake ok, but the 10 " chocolate cake had a bunch of crumbs in the icing, and by the time I was icing the 10" I realized I did not have enough icing
nor did I have time to make more
So then I start on the big 14" cake, put that together, then I start to ice the whole cake and because of the pressure that I am putting on the cake, the dam that I did not apparently make very well squeezes right out of the cake along with all the filling
So I doctored up the cake and made the cakes look somewhat the same. Took a shower (at like 1:30PM and shower started at 2:30PM
), then finished assembling the cake, which I was going to stack, but I did not want to take anymore chances, finish the corsage, and finish putting the rest of the flowers on the cake.
Meantime...the mother of the groom, who came over to help kept asking me how to do this, and how should I set up that......she's not a doer she likes being told what to do..thank goodness the sister-in-law of the groom was there and was an independent thinker..
But most of all, I have to sincerely thank from the bottom of my heart, my mother- she was THE biggest help for the shower. She came into my house and helped with my cleaning while I was at work (I worked full time Monday-Friday at the time). THANK YOU MOM!!!!
Everything went fine after that, people couldn't tell I messed up the cake, and I received compliments on the whole thing even a week after the event.
There's more I think, I have a post about it in the Cake Disasters area, and I do have the cake posted, as mentioned before...
So like I said, I hope things go well for you... I would recommend taking the day off before the event to make things easier, I know I wish I had...oh well lesson learned