I've been decorating cakes out of my kitchen and sometimes out of a commercial kitchen for over 12 years. About 1-1/2 years ago I had to get a "real" job in a restaurant kitchen. Needless to say I haven't decorated a cake since taking the job.
Anyway, I have an opportunity at a high dollar cake boutique (mostly they do cupcakes, but they are starting to get more requests for cakes- and they specifically told me they needed someone who can hit the floor running)..On Monday I'm going in for a second interview and they are asking me to decorate a cake. No specific theme, etc.
Here are my concerns:
1) I've never done a cake as a "test"....I don't know what to expect. Left to my own devices, I'm not sure what I should show them.
2) I've already shown them a slide show with over 40 of my cakes. I made sure I showed shape cakes, cupcakes, wedding cakes, square, round cakes, icing plaques, image transfers, fondant covered cakes, chocolate plastic work, sugar flowers and figurines. Some of those techniques require specialized tools and they said not to bring any of my own tools. So again what do I show them.
3) I'm assuming that most of the decorating will be done in buttercream since it is mostly a flavored cupcake boutique.
Any advice on what or how to decorate the cake...Anything I need to know from all you long time professional bakers?
IDK...Maybe I'm freaking out for nothing. The head baker there went to pastry chef school and I am self taught. I'm no slouch, and I've done some high brow stuff, but right now I feel pretty insecure....Any advice is welcome...