I made a cake last night for my class tonight, torted it and used blackberry jam as a filling. I then covered it with buttercream and fondant and left it sitting out covered last night and today. Will the cake be okay to eat or should I just pitch it after class.
it'll be fine.
I'd say that's the normal way of doing things.
Cake covered in fondant can be cut up to a week later. The fondant seals everything inside. Once it has been cut, then it should probably be used up in 2 to 3 days. I normaly don't let mine dit that long, but when I have had the need to do it, they have been find - in fact, I have had people tell me that they were really moist!!
I'm sure you are enjoying your class and keep up the good work!
It'll be fine.
The jam filling won't go bad? I have always avoided using jam because I thought it had to be fridged? I will be thrilled to find out I'm wrong.
What if you just covered it in buttercream?
A cake covered in buttercream should usually be cut and served in 2 to 3 days. It does not hold in the moisture as well as the fondant. Remember that fondant seals the cake. The fruit fill should be fine as long as there was a good size dam to hold it in.
.........jam filling won't go bad?.... always avoided using jam because I thought it had to be fridged....
For the most part the only reason jam has to be kept cold is not for spoilage but because the sugar will crystalize.
Thanks so much for the info on jam That makes me super happy It will give me more filling options now.