Sorry for the unscheduled break but you know….life and all that. Last week I was pulled from my position to go to the Bakery and cake decorate for the week. It’s graduation season and we are getting hit pretty hard. Fortunately, I work with 2 awesome women and we kicked serious butt.
I am amazed at the number of last minute orders people tried to place then got upset when I have to tell them no. As my 7th grade english teacher said, “lack of planning on your part doesn’t constitute an emergency on mine.” I know that seems harsh but I had plenty of people who ordered their cakes in advance. I wasn’t taking last minute orders that put getting those orders done in jeporady. I had one lady who called at 10:30 saturday morning and wanted 200 cupcakes frosted smooth with 2017 on each cupcake by noon. Seriously!!!??? 90 minutes notice for 200 cup cakes? I told her I would be able to do it if she just wanted the regular swirl but to do it her way I would need more time. She must not have needed those cupcakes very badly because she refused to compromise. I had one lady tell me the only reason I wouldn’t do a last minute cake for her son’s birthday was because I was lazy.
I guess my reason behind this little rant is to encourage you to order cakes early during the next two months, prime graduation and wedding season. If you don’t and you get turned down remember it isn’t because we don’t want to do your order, its we can’t do your order.
You are going to need this spice blend for later in the week. It is also good rubbed on chicken and pork and sprinkled on vegetables.
2 1/2 TBS garlic powder
2 1/2 TBS salt
2 TBS dried oregano
2 TBS turmeric
2 TBS onion powder
1 1/2 TBS onion powder
1 1/2 TBS black pepper
1 TBS paprika
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and combine well. Store in an airtight container.