Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Glee cake

When the cast of the hit TV show Glee was in town last week performing Glee Live, we were scheduled to head over to the KISSFM 104.7 studio with our friends at A Savory Affair (amazing caterers) to deliver a cake we would be creating for the cast. We had planned and prepped for it, baked cakes, and were ready to dive into the heavy decorating when a schedule change nixed their in studio radio interview. No big deal, stuff happens and celebrity schedules change, but there was a problem... we REALLY wanted to make this cake. So what does a mildly unstable cake shop staff do when an order falls though for a cake we really want to make? We return to work Saturday afternoon after our deliveries and make it anyway!!! (You know you love what you do when you do it... just to do it!) We changed up the design a bit, but we love the way it came out!

What do we do with a 100 serving Glee themed cake that took hours to make that no longer has an intended recipient? That part was easy.. I called up the wonderful people over at Sunshine Acres Children's Home and as luck would have it they have 60+ great kids and 30 staff members who just so happen to love free cake! We delivered it Monday afternoon and by the reception we got you would think we had just delivered new cars, it not only made their week but it made ours too.

In the end I couldn't be happier with how it worked out, we got to have fun creating it, Gleeks everywhere get some new cake eye candy, and the kids of Sunshine Acres got one heck of a dessert.

And that, my friends, is one of the many reasons I love what I do!