Hi... I am used to making cakes the day of or the day before an occassion. But does anyone know how soon a cake can be made to the occassion? I just got engaged and thought I would try making my wedding cake. But I am not sure if I can do it the day of or the day before I wasn't sure how early one can be made.
I have put mine in the freezer weeks in advance.. undecorated. I know others have frozen decorated cakes but I haven't tried that. I always wrap mine up real good in saran and then in foil
Bake them, wrap well and freeze. I think for baked goods the rule of thumb is about 3 months in the freezer.
I have baked and frozen cakes (pre-decorating) without any problem. So I think you could definitely get cakes baked and wrapped and frozen a week before.
But here's a side question that may be related to this one...how long is a cake good once it is decorated in buttercream and left in the fridge? I have a cake due on a Saturday but need to get it to them on Thursday morning. Will it be ok if refrigerated?
I am like you, I always bake day before and stay up all night to finish (really the only time I have to decorate anyway!). So I really don't know how early you can bake, BUT - I think trying to make your own wedding cake is going to be very stressful! Being the bride is enough! Good luck with whatever you decide to do!!
Cakes can be decorated 2 or 3 days ahead of time with no problems. I don't know of anyone that bakes and decorates a wedding cake the day before or the day of the wedding.
I have made several cakes the day of or a a few days ahead.
I have made many cakes for us where the cake was just too big and we ended up freezing 1/2 and then eating 1/4 for a few days.
I had once I place in a tupperware in the fridge and we ate it for almost a week. ---- It was a whole lot of cake!
The last one I did for my 4 year old. 7 guest outside of us 5 and I had to freeze 1/2 of it. We will see how it turns out. It's b/c with fondant accents. I will try and let you know what happens.
I have decorated cupcakes before and as long as you let them thaw in their container in the fridge so it's a slow process they did just fine. I would just suggest no red/black or anything that will bleed really easy!
I posted the same question a few days ago! I'm getting married in 2 weeks and also making my own wedding cake I'm going to try and star working on it like 2 days before because I want it to be as fresh as possible.
I wish you the best of luck! please wish me the same! When are you getting married?