I am very new to this and decided to make my daughter a birthday cake this year. So far I've just baked some 9" rounds and a shorter 6" set to go on top. (my husband thinks he can handle making a castle cake. we'll see).
The party is tomorrow. The cakes are cooled and sitting, unstacked/separated on cake boards covered in foil.
Now what? Do I store them in the fridge or leave them out? If I leave them out do they need to be covered somehow? (I don't have a cake storage thing. What about foil or plastic wrap?) I made some buttercream icing and put it in tupperware in the fridge. I'm assuming I can't frost it/decorate it until tmrw?
Thanks for listening to a naive newbie's questions!!!!!
Its not going to hurt anything leaving them out on the counter. When I do this I will put a crumb coat on them(very thin layer of icing). After you let the crumb coat sit for a while, hour or so, you can go ahead and frost it. You can also decorate it now that they are cooled. I have done this lots of times. Be sure and cover them with a large enough box or something to keep little "dusties" off of cake. Using a crumb coat is great. It helps to keep any little crumbs out of your icing when you go to decorate. I hope this helps, good luck with your cake. Sounds like you have a pretty neat hubby. Betty
If your cakes are cooled and you are planning to decorate in the AM.....just lightly cover with clean kitchen towels or even paper towels just to keep dust, ect off the cakes , no need to refrigerate. Covering a cake tightly with plastic wrap is OK for freezing but you will get come condensation and sticky edges
bsharp's comment of crumb coat is good too. Just depends when you want to complete your cake.