Making Cakes In Advance?

Decorating By TyeRiley Updated 29 Jun 2009 , 4:34pm by indydebi

TyeRiley Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 2:56am
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I decorate cakes for family and friends only. I'm not anywhere near a professional and this is the first time I need to have three cakes ready for the same day. They are all buttercream. I plan to bake the cakes ahead of time and freeze them. But how far in advance can I decorate them? Can I decorate two on thursday and one on friday if they are needed for Saturday? Would I just cover them and refridgerate? How do I accomplish this? Thankyou for you responses.

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bakescakes1227 Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 3:37am
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I would freeze them about a week in advance.....then decor. them 1-2 days before they are due, and then immediately refridgerate them!
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dandelion56602 Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 4:58am
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You can bake ahead (1 month if you want), just wrap in plastic, then aluminum foil, then food safe plastic bag it to keep odors out! As for decorating ahead, 1-2 days will be fine w/ buttercream & shouldn't need refrigeration.

TyeRiley Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 1:16pm
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Thanks for the help!

indydebi Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 4:34pm
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I habitually ice/deocrate cakes on Thursday and/or Friday for my Saturday weddings. They sit on the counter until delivery.

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