how do you manage being a full time mom and self employeed cake decorator also?
please share your best tips, tricks and any advice on what to do or not to do.
Im having a very hard time, In general im a perfectionist when it comes to the decorating and organization aspect. But every time I have a cake to make my 2 year old destroys my house while im making it or destroys parts of my cake. like todays cowboy boot and hat took 2 1/2 hours to make and were destroyed just while i was taking getting a drink of water. I have her pre occupied with the remains after i cut the cakes to layer then and she has a cup of icing to decorate her own little cake but she doesnt sit stil very long. she will be in the living room in no time making another mess. Im cleaning the house that was spotless before i started, for 3 hours after im finally done.
also I see people that are making 2-4 or more cakes a weekend from how. how in the world are you guys doing it. I can barely get one cake done in a day and it is usually makin fondant and buttercream the day before and baking and decorating the next day. takes me 4 hours just to mix and bake 2 pans of 8 inch and 2 pans of 6 in cakes. only thing i could think of is some may bake earlier in the week and freeze to thaw and decorate for the weekend at the end of the week. but i dont want to freeze anything.
please help me fellow bakery moms