I'm making a cake for a baby shower, the customer wants to pick it up on Friday for the shower on Sunday. If I have the cake done by Thursday will the cake still be fresh on Sunday? It's just a yellow cake with buttercream icing. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
I think its too early for them to pick it up. Just my personal opinion.
I made a lemon cake w/ buttercream covered with fondant for a cake class on a Thursday night.
It sat on my dining room table in a cake box (no airtight cake carrier! Moisture caused bulges) until Sunday (Easter Sunday) when we took it over to our family's house and ate it. It was fine. Totally moist (and this was before I started using simple syrup) and the fondant (marshmallow fondant) was still yummy.
I've read and heard that cake can stay fresh under fondant for up to 5 days though I haven't and won't ever test that theory. I'm sure there are varying opinions on this but from personal experience the cake maintained well and was still fresh and delicious. Everyone LOVED it and gobbled up the fondant too.