Catering a party for 100 people … how hard can that be?
The shop was quiet all week. But of course when me and mum have a little bit of cooking to get on with, the entire of hinckley decides that they should come to the shop. So late on friday afternoon, Hinckley cleared us. First we ran out of straws, and then sundae glasses for milkshakes, and then milkshake ice cream, and then vanilla ice cream(the back up to be used for milkshakes), and then we ran out of cakes, and then we ran out of ice cream … and then people were still coming in. It got to the point that people were coming up to order a create your our dessert to find that half of the dessert bases had all ran out, (brownies, waffles, pancakes, cookies) and we were down to chocolate and honeycomb ice cream. Not a lot of choice left - oops.
So on top of having just the saturday and sunday morning to cater for 100 people, we then had to totally restock all of the cakes and ice cream on the counter on saturday too. We left for work at quarter past 6. got to the shop for me to find that i did not have my keys. this was a little scary as they are always in my bag and we had no other way of getting inside. so we had to drive home for me to check my bedroom in case they had fallen out of bag and check my jeans pockets. they wernt there. i rang mike. he was awake waiting for me to ring, and he had the keys, they had fell out of my bag onto his car seat. the melon thought it would be better to wait until the morning to let me know this, rather than wake me up the night before when he realised. bless him. he came to meet us with the keys. so after all of that kerfuffle - we finally got to work.
Everything goes wrong when you have lots to do. All of the cakes we made were collapsing when it came to icing them. The chocolate cake split through the middle and towered over like an earthquake had taken place. the tin opener broke so we could not finish the swirly whirly curly whirly pie - everything was fucking up.
somehow we managed to get some cakes and ice cream made.
To do list at this point : Leave everyone else to man the shop - get food in the oven for sunday !
No. As i said, things never go to plan, saturday just happened to be the busiest day in a good few weeks. this meant no food got in the oven for sunday.
eventually (about half past 5) i decided enough was enough, i was not prepared to come into work at 2oclock in the morning to start cooking - im not just not good enough in the mornings. so i set to work getting the cupcakes in the oven. mum and dad went to tescos to get A LOT of ingredients. we even got dad involved (scary thought) - only the bad jobs of course. he had to chop and dice about 30 red onions, grate about 30 carrots and make 100 balinis. at 11oclock we decided it was home time - and chinese take away time (who wants to go home from work and cook at that silly hour). Long, long, long day. but eventually i got into my snuggly warm bed.
Sunday - back at work by 7, straight in the kitchen. We were getting on quite well, but there was so much to do we were a little bit late arriving with the food. It did look great though, and K was very happy. This was the most important thing. The catering was for a party - but not just any party. K has an amazing little girl (Littlebit), they are both amazingly strong. Littlebit was very very premature, and this made them both not very well. The party was for Littlebit’s 1st birthday, and to celebrate her strength for making it through, it was a special day.
And of course we couldn’t not take the liquid nitrogen.
So after everyone had helped themselves to the buffet we set lewis off entertaining the kids (with ice cream of course)
So it was a long long weekend, but littlebits party was great fun :) And me and mum feel so honoured that K trusted us to make the food for the special day.
Its only 5 days until the shop closes now and me and mum start our new ventures.
We have made so many amazing friends though, and they won’t get rid of us easily.
the roodys team with littlebit :)