I have cake in my freezer - necessary because in addition to the baker for this wedding, I am also the florist, and doing all the set up and decorating of the church and reception site.
Anyway - I am wondering how to proceed..
Do I thaw the cake out completely and then go ahead with filling, buttercream and fondant?
Can I do it all today (friday) or should I wait until tomorrow?
If I do it today - do I store the cake in the fridge until the reception tomorrow or can it sit out on my counter for 24 hours?
Wow thats alot to take on! First, let your cake thaw out completely. Yes you will be fine decorating it today, and as far as the fridge question, it really depends on what your filling is... and what recipe your using for your buttercream.
thanks - my filling is strawberry champagne jam
my buttercream is mostly butter, some crisco, a few tablespoon of heavy cream, vanilla extact and sugar
If I have to refridgerate it due to my buttercream, will the fondant come up to room temp without sweating?
I have also been wondering this. I thought I heard that you cannot refrigerate fondant.
fondant will sweat out after coming out from the ref..i've left cakes to sit on the counter overnight w/ bc & fondant covered & they were alright..my bc is butter & powdered sugar,& some flavoring...hope this helps monicaCK
Your BC does not need to be refrigerated. It will be fine sitting on the counter for 24 hours.
yay!!! Thanks so much for your help - I have really been stressing about putting my fondant in the fridge -timing of this whole thing - I am going to proceed with the cake today and let it sit out overnight on my counter. I appreciate everyone's help!