STEPS FOR MAKING ORPHA'S CAKES, DUE: September 17, noon, with delivery/set-up at 10:30:
Cut parchment circles for all pans used in this baking session.
Cut parchment collars for pans.
Baker's Joy spray
Bake Even strips.
plastic wrap and ceramic tiles.
Cardboard cake circles to place underneath when freezing.
Let cool for 2 hours
Wrap in plastic wrap.
Put cardboard cake circle underneath
Wrap in aluminum foil.
September 14 (2 Days before cake is due). Put wrapped cakes in fridge to thaw.
Take buttercream and super-stiff buttercream out of fridge/freezer and place on counter.
......NEXT DAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Super-stiff BC for dam, Ateco coupler without slit
Tools—spatulas, VIVA, metal scrapers, bowl for scraped icing, damp T-towels, paper towels, turntable,
cake drums, tips, The Mat, cornstarch in sock, powdered sugar for dusting, Crisco
Unwrap thawed 2" high cakes
Place dab of icing on cake drum, and put on bottom layer.
Put super-stiff BC dam
Stack 2ndfilled/torted layer on top to create a 4" high TIER
Loosely cover with plastic wrap and place a weight on top (either a 12" or 16" ceramic floor tile) to allow the cake to settle for 2 hours or more. (Eliminates the "love handle" bulge)
Let crumbcoat crust/harden in refrigerator 15-30 minutes.
Apply layer of buttercream or ganache to go under fondant.
Put in fridge to crust/harden 30 minutes.
Color and roll out and apply fondant.
Friday, September 16: Apply final decorations.
Saturday, September 17: 8 am: (Make SURE A/C is on in church hall!)