... when your plan ahead/organizing skills trump your lower brain functions such as remembering what day it is or where you left your car keys.
This cake isn't due 'til 8/16, and here it is -- finished, adorable and ready to go, on 8/2. Oy vey.
I have boatloads of cakes due on the weekend of the 16th, including eldest daughter's birthday cake and party. So I figured I was being SO smart and together and organized to shop for all ingredients last week and start baking ahead for the busy weekend. (I typically bake the cakes a few days ahead of when they're due, wrap them in plastic wrap while still warm and steaming, then send them to the freezer for at least overnight. The trip to the freezer helps keep the cake very moist, and gives it more body to hold up to the stacking and carving process.)
Well, I guess I was just having so much fun baking, icing and decorating that I forgot to put this one in the freezer after baking it, and just started decorating away!
Anyone need a buttercream-iced, fondant covered, chocolate stout topsy turvy cake to serve 30?