How Far In Advance?

Decorating By dance2874 Updated 3 Dec 2008 , 2:08pm by tortitas

dance2874 Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 1:17pm
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I need to make and decorate 2 cakes by Friday morning. How far in advance would you say is OK to bake and decorate? I was hoping to get the baking and decorating done mostly today (bake early and decorate tonight) beause tomorrow I have a busier day. Is that too soon? Would you store them in the fridge or just on the counter? Would you cover them with something? They are both just being frosted/filled with buttercream. I just dont want them to dry out or something.

Thanks!

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leah_s Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 1:35pm
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On the counter and if possibly inside a plastic tub. Never refrigerate a cake uunless it has perishable fillings. All refrigeration does is hasten the staling process.

dance2874 Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 1:58pm
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So inside a plastic tub (w/the lid on I am assuming) even after decorated? I never would have thought of that to keep it fresh!

Thanks!

tortitas Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 2:08pm
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"leahs" if cakes should not be refrigerated unless it's perishable, why is it that they are kept refrigerated in supermarket bakeries? icon_confused.gif And how long can you keep it on the counter without tasting stale? Thank you!

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