How Far Ahead (Baking/decorating)

Decorating By dandelion56602 Updated 18 Feb 2009 , 4:39pm by kakeladi

dandelion56602 Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 5:05am
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I know this has been asked a zillion times, but I can't find anything w/ the search tonight.

So, I have a cake due Sunday at 1 for a friends shower.

I've baked & frozen most of the layers, but my question comes w/ baking the last layer & then decorating.

I'll be gone most of the day Sat (leave it up to my MIL to plan my dh's bday dinner icon_mad.gif ). If I have to I won't go, but....

Would it be ok to bake my last layer & thaw the others on Thurs.? Crumb coat everything Thurs. Ice on Friday & do most of the decorating Friday evening/ Sat morning?

The fillings & icing will be buttercream. nothing perishable.

Thanks so much

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Ballymena Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 6:03am
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I like to decorate my cakes no sooner than the day before but sometimes life just doesn't cooperate. Your timing is okay, I keep mine refrigerated if I have to do this.

bashini Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 11:00am
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I think its ok, since your fillings are just buttercream. I also have a cake for saturday. But the customer cannot come on that day. So they are coming on friday. I am baking my cake today and will do the decorations tomorrow. So you will be fine! icon_smile.gif

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sweetjan Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 11:39am
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You're safe with bashini's answers! She's a pro!
And thanks from me, too, bashini thumbs_up.gif

bashini Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 1:29pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetjan

You're safe with bashini's answers! She's a pro!
And thanks from me, too, bashini thumbs_up.gif




Oh! you are very welcome! icon_redface.gif

dandelion56602 Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 3:00pm
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Thanks so much. It'll keep me sane & I may have time for a small cake for the family dinner

Will a fondant cake be ok that amount of time? I'm thinking about one for the mom to be

kakeladi Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 4:39pm
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Definitely get busy nowicon_smile.gif Yes, a fondant cake will be fine also..

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