How Far In Advance To Make A Cake?

Decorating By SweetSyren Updated 19 Apr 2008 , 7:29pm by cakemommy

SweetSyren Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 3:55pm
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I am making my niece's 1st communion cake for next weekend. I am going to be super busy this week so do you think if I made and decorated the cake this weekend that is too far in advance? I'm not using any fillings. Will the cake still taste ok if I make it this weekend? The ceremony is next Sunday. Thanks!

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cakemommy Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 4:18pm
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Personally, I wouldn't make it this far in advance. You would have better luck making the cake now. Wrapping appropriately and freezing and thawing in the refrigerator one to two days before and then decorating then. If it's the baking that will consume the majority of your time that is.

Good luck to you!


all4cake Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 4:18pm
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It would depend on your decorations....

If you baked and decorated the cake this weekend and there were no questionable decorations...I would suggest packaging and freezing it. I wouldn't leave it out at room temperature and I wouldn't if it had decorations that might succomb to condensation/humidity that may accumulate from freezing thawing.

Is it possible for you to break down the tasks?

Say bake and freeze cakes tomorrow
make any decorations ahead of time
make icing

Next Saturday...thaw, ice, complete the decorating

srodts Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 7:07pm
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I agree with all4cake I would make now freeze and decorate the day before. Some color frosting will run when thawed and make a big mess.

cakemommy Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 7:29pm
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We are ALL saying the same thing so I guess that's the best thing to do.

I hope your busy week goes buy easily for you!



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