Cake For Sunday, Have To Do On Friday - Bad Idea?

Decorating By __Martha__ Updated 19 Jun 2008 , 10:23am by __Martha__

__Martha__ Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 11:55am
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I have been asked to do a cake next Sunday. That's the long weekend here and we are off to the cottage on the Friday night, so would have to be done that day. Is it a bad idea to try and do it that far ahead? It's for a friend - well, really a former friend who is now married to my ex-husband (long story, but amusing). icon_smile.gif

Anyway, I'd like to do it if I could, but I didn't know if it would hold up that long. If so, any suggestions as to the type - buttercream or fondant? Refrigerated or not?

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kicky Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 12:11pm
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My cakes are fine left for a few days. Sent out one last week. A week later as the customer ordered it for the wrong week and i had already started it. It was a plain vanila sponge with buttercream middle and fondant icing. It kept fine for a week in the frideg so a couple of days will be okay.

Good luck

springlakecake Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 12:14pm
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i decorate 2 days ahead all the time.

onceuponacake Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 12:15pm
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It would be fine. I've had people want it to serve on sunday but want it on friday.

The story sounds *amusing*. I'm curious now lol

indydebi Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 1:56pm
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My standard baking schedule is bake/ice/decorate on Thursday for a Saturday wedding, so baking on Friday for a Sunday wedding works.

luelue1971 Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 4:37pm
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Originally Posted by merissa

i decorate 2 days ahead all the time.

Same here.

__Martha__ Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 10:23am
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Thanks for your help. Sounds like I can do it then.

onceuponacake - yes it is an amusing story - totally inappropriate for a family site! icon_lol.gif

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