How Early Is Too Early????

Decorating By sjbeatty8 Updated 26 May 2009 , 5:43pm by shelbur10

sjbeatty8 Posted 26 May 2009 , 12:04am
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What would be the earliest you would bake a cake and decorate it for a Sat. wedding (without freezing or fridge).

I have two weddings this weekend and a lot of cake to bake/decorate. I work full time also, so time is limited. I have some of the layers baked and in the freezer but im out of freezer space. I would like to make the grooms cake tomorrow and get it decorated, but would that be too early??

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rvercher23 Posted 26 May 2009 , 12:10am
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The earliest I have baked for a saturday wedding was Wednesday. That is when I usually bake, but recently I have been baking on thursday, both ways the cake is great! HTH!!! Good Luck!

__Jamie__ Posted 26 May 2009 , 12:16am
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Thursday night. No earlier.

cakeladyofga Posted 26 May 2009 , 12:18am
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I have a wedding cake do on june 27th for a co-worker(my gift to them). Here's my plan...baking on tues and wed., making the buttercream and icing all the cakes on thurs., then putting fondant pieces on fri. I also work full time and I really only get to work on my cakes very late at night. lol I think this one is gonna be an all nighter! hth

imamommy1205 Posted 26 May 2009 , 1:29am
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Depending on when the cake is dueon Saturday Wednesday or Thursday. I like to give myself one whole day and then some to decorate incase any disasters arise. Saturday morning I would bake, trim, and fill on Wednesday (refrigerate), then decorate Thursday and Friday. Saturday afternoon/evening, bake, trim, fill Thursday, decorate Friday and Saturday morning.

jammjenks Posted 26 May 2009 , 1:33am
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I almost always bake on Wed and leave at room temp. for Sat cakes.. If I have to bake any earlier, I freeze.

sjbeatty8 Posted 26 May 2009 , 5:27pm
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So for those of you that do this often... would you ever bake a cake on Tuesday and decor wed/thurs for a Sat evening wedding???

My problem... its a family wedding so I have rehersal on Friday and then wedding on Sat. I am crazy for even saying I could do it.

__Jamie__ Posted 26 May 2009 , 5:28pm
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Originally Posted by sjbeatty8

So for those of you that do this often... would you ever bake a cake on Tuesday and decor wed/thurs for a Sat evening wedding???

My problem... its a family wedding so I have rehersal on Friday and then wedding on Sat. I am crazy for even saying I could do it.




Nope. Gives me the heebie jeebies just thinking about it.

shelbur10 Posted 26 May 2009 , 5:43pm
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Circumstances forced me to do this last week - it wasn't a wedding cake, though, just a sheet cake. I baked Monday, decorated Tuesday and it was served Saturday. Cake was still fresh. I wasn't particularly happy about it, but it was for my mom, she wanted it and she took it at her own risk. Apparently it wasn't a problem. I would have concerns about the structure of a wedding cake, though.

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