Freshness Question

Decorating By lori83179 Updated 20 Jul 2005 , 6:00pm by PurplePetunia

lori83179 Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 7:52pm
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I've been asked to make a 1/2 sheet cake for a birthday party. The party is this Sunday (July 24th)
Would the cake be okay "freshness wise" if I bake/decorate it friday and deliver it to her then?

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PurplePetunia Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 8:31pm
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Yes, I think that would be okay.
I did that once before when it was needed for a Sunday baby shower. I baked on Friday morning, decorated Friday night, they picked it up on Saturday and served it on Sunday.

Even when I'm doing a Saturday pick up, I bake on Thurs. and decorate on Friday.

It shouldn't be any problem, unless if your cake is dry to begin with.

lori83179 Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 8:47pm
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Do you wrap yours in saran wrap..then place it in a box until pickup?

Or do you just place it in the box (no wrap)

PurplePetunia Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 8:55pm
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I just put in into the cake box and tape down the sides. Saran wrap might mess up the icing.

The box will keep it sealed while allowing it to breath, because you don't want your icing to get too soft.
I also leave it in my basement where it will keep cool.

lori83179 Posted 19 Jul 2005 , 12:12pm
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Thank you so much!!!

PurplePetunia Posted 20 Jul 2005 , 2:52am
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You're welcome! icon_smile.gif

SquirrellyCakes Posted 20 Jul 2005 , 5:46am
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The cake will be fine but if you use an all-shortening and water icing, you may wish to enclose the boxed cake in a plastic bag, like an unscented garbage bag. This traps the moisture into the icing better and will stop the icing from gettting too dry or cracking. Seems to be more of an issue with this kind of icing than with an icing made with half butter and milk or cream. The water in the icing can evaporate and cause cracking.
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes

lori83179 Posted 20 Jul 2005 , 12:48pm
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I would have never thought of that -- thank you!!!

PurplePetunia Posted 20 Jul 2005 , 6:00pm
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I didn't even think about the icing!! Oops! Sorry! icon_redface.gif

You're right, Squirrelly!!

Purple icon_smile.gif

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