How Far Ahead Can I Decorate A Cake??

Decorating By canadiangirl Updated 2 Aug 2009 , 3:03am by lthiele

canadiangirl Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 12:48am
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Hi Everyone,

How far ahead can I decorate a cake with fondant before the wedding day?? I was planning on decorating the cake on thursday and the wedding is on saturday.Is this okay or too soon???

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cags31 Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 12:56am
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It depends on the type of cake it is?

Motta Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 1:40am
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Yes, I'd like to know the answer as well. I assume a fruit cake would keep the longest! I also know the filling makes a difference. I'd love to know more from those who are very experienced....icon_smile.gif

canadiangirl Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 1:52am
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It is going to be a three layer one choc and two white.It will be filled with bc and one with choc ganache

Bonavolonta Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 2:38am
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Is there a reason you want to finish it so early? I'd wait if possible. You don't want to be finishing up as the wedding is starting but if you do it to soon the fondant can start to sag and tear. The weight of the fondant will make the cake settle too causing bumpy spots and ripples. I made this mistake once and it was not pretty.

canadiangirl Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 2:47am
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This is my own wedding cake and I am going part way to my parents the thursday night and then to the wedding destination on friday then the wedding saturday.It is a small wedding only immediate family so i will have to take my chances I guess.

loulou2 Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 2:59am
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I would wait as long as possible. Can you bake the cake & make the icing & finish & assemble there?
You are brave to do your own cake anyway!!

paolacaracas Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 3:09am
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Thursday to saturday is perfect good timing.

cags31 Posted 2 Aug 2009 , 12:26am
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Chocolate mud cake seems to keep for a week. I'm making one this weekend for next weekend, only because it's the only time i have and i know it will be fine. I have made them a week in advance and they are still moist. Most cakes don't keep that long. Most recipes should tell you how long the cake would be good for.

indydebi Posted 2 Aug 2009 , 1:30am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by paolacaracas

Thursday to saturday is perfect good timing.




It's when I do most of mine.

lthiele Posted 2 Aug 2009 , 3:03am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by canadiangirl

This is my own wedding cake and I am going part way to my parents the thursday night and then to the wedding destination on friday then the wedding saturday.It is a small wedding only immediate family so i will have to take my chances I guess.




I decorated my own wedding cake too! You dont want to be fiddling with it on the day, as long as it is left in good hands I think it will be fine.

Have a great day!

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