Saturday, August 8, 2009

Time for Wedding Cheesecakes


Recently I've had several people tell me how great they think it is that I'm doing what I love. And I have to agree completely with them.

Today I had two wedding orders to fill. The first client ordered 240 mini cupcakes and yes, I baked them all this morning and decorated them and they were ready for pick-up by 10 am. I love working on pure adrenaline and being all alone in the kitchen, glancing out the window and finally seeing the sun come up. The clock is my friend--I watch it closely, seeing how fast I can get each part of the process done, making small goals along the way, 15 minutes for mixing and preparing the cupcakes, 20 minutes to bake, 2 minutes to transfer the baked cupcakes to a cooling rack--all the while working on the next batch, making the frosting and repeating each step several times. Working like this, is like clock-work (pardon the pun) when everything goes smoothly and today it did.

The client picked up the cupcakes for her niece's wedding and was thrilled with them and was so excited to bring them back to the bride and family for the reception. This is the best part of the entire process, seeing the reaction of the finished product and knowing that one of my desserts will play a part in someones special celebration.

The next part of the day, I was focused once again on the clock. I had seven cheesecakes to frost with fresh whipped cream, piping details on the sides of the cakes, and decorate with chocolate curls and fresh raspberries. The first cake takes the longest, as I had to decide how I would decorate it and how much cream was needed. The next cake took less time and the third cake even less time and once again with each cake, I improved my completion time, only competing against myself. Finally, all seven are decorated and carefully boxed up and ready for delivery. An hour later, I've loaded up my "Jillicious Rig", and I'm on my way to the reception hall.

The drive was smooth and I found the location easily. I carefully unload the cheesecakes and set up the three wedding cheesecakes on the clients tiered stand, take a few pictures and then my job is done and I head back home. Now I look at the clock and notice that I've been working for over 13 hours and that my energy is almost gone and it feels good to being sitting down.

It has been a great day. I love what I do.



Wedding Cheesecake Details:
  • (1) 6-inch
  • (1) 8-inch
  • (5) 10-inch

Each cheesecake was a White Chocolate Cheesecake with sweetened whipped cream, fresh raspberries and dark chocolate curls.

14 comments:

  1. Wow, my adrenaline was rushing just reading about your jam-packed day! Everything seems like it went well. Keep doin' what you do!

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  2. Threads: Thanks!! It did go well. :)

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  3. I hope you are all rested now! You rock girl!

    Gorgeous cake!

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  4. Oh my goodness this looks fantastic!! I love cheesecake, yum!!!

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  5. Laura: I am well rested now--thanks! :)

    Meagan@Feasting on Art: Thanks, me too! :)

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  6. WOW WOW WOW! Not only is white chocolate cheesecake my fav cheesecake flavor, but to whip out that amazing cake AND 240 mini cupcakes, and still reach such beautiful perfection with your piping and decor, blows me away!! You are one amazing baking chicky!

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  7. Lisa: Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and you are always so kind with your comments. I feel honored hearing from someone so talented as well!! :)

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  8. Beautiful! I don't know how you're able to juggle all those details, it is amazing. I'm so glad you love what you do too!!

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  9. Natalie: Thanks! I really do love it. :)

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  10. Fantabulous, Jill! They look marvellous!! You are surely a pro!

    Regards
    Kris

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  11. Kris: Thanks and that is a great compliment coming from someone that does beautiful work too!! :)

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  12. Looks gorgeous! Everyone loves cheesecake. So elegant too

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  13. Katie: Thanks!! Cheesecake is a crowd pleaser. :)

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  14. Jill, we never got a chance to thank you for such an amazing job on our wedding "cake". You did such an amazing job with it all and we still have family members rave about that cheesecake. Thank you for such beautiful and incredible cake and making things just so easy on us on our big day. You have made us customers for life and we will be sure to contact you for our one year anniversary for a small cheesecake to remember the beautiful wedding you helped make so wonderful.

    THANK YOU!

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