12:30 – Put all cakes in the fridge ready for the journey.
13:15 – Dowel each tier of cake and return them to the fridge.
13:30 – Pack my tools and check I have everything. There’s a very long list of tools that I take with me when setting up a cake. Some of them are obvious, like spatulas and spare buttercream. Others are a little more unique like my ruler.
13:45 – Pack the car. Like a jigsaw puzzle, there’s always a bit of swapping pieces around until everything fits. And as most sensible people will know, cakes have to be carried in a completely flat area, like a car boot or footwell. So there aren’t many options for stashing boxes.
14:00 – Leave for the venue. Fully laden with boxes of wedding cakes, you have to drive really carefully. So, like every grandma on Sunday, I set out with my sat nav on, slowly accelerating and taking corners at what feels like 5mph!
14:30 – Arrive at the venue. Once at the venue, I’ve usually got about 2 or 3 big boxes to unload from the car. From the cakes themselves (all on one large bakery tray) to my edible flowers and tools. When I have everything I need, I can start stacking up the cakes, from the bottom to the top. Finally, I can add the gorgeous edible flowers on at the end and take a picture of all my hard work!
15:30 – Go home. Try not to worry too much about the cake’s safety. Too much sunlight, heat or movement can all cause problems for a semi-naked wedding cake. Often, if there is a problem, it isn’t because a person has done something wrong, it’s just an unfortunate accident. Knowing that makes it even harder to relax!