I've run into a scheduling issue with a cake I want to make for a friend. She needs it on a Saturday, I have to be done with it on Wednesday. How far in advance can you make a cake and let it sit out without it affecting the look, taste or 'freshness'? I don't use butter or milk in my Wilton icing recipe. And does freezing change the quality, look, or taste?
That should be fine. If any remains after the event it should be fzn.
I make my cakes ahead of time and freeze them. I freeze them after they are decorated also, especially since it gets really hot here. Never had a problem.
If you intend on baking it Sunday or Monday and Decorating Tuesday and/or Wednesday, then I would definitely freeze it and not let it sit out, as usually a week tops for cake to be eaten after it is sitting out.
sometimes , i have to freeze a cake after it is decorated.. i have never had a problem with them.... hth