Am I setting myself up for disaster? I tried a new cake recipe and when it was done, I could tell it was going to have to go in the fridge because of the cream cheese swirl in it. I'm making a 2 tiered cake with MMF. I've got some figures and some leaves that are supposed to go on it. Do you think it will survive being kept in the fridge overnight? Or should I wait and decorate it right before the party?
I've done plenty of cakes with MMF but I've always stuck with stuff that didn't need to be refrigerated, until now.
I think you'll have to fridge it b/c of the cream cheese. I am one that alwys has MMF & humidity issues... I'd wait to decorate if you can b/c when it sweats, the colors bleed also.
That's what I'm afraid of, ending up with a soggy mess.
At least it's an under the sea cake, so if it looks wet I can just tell the relatives it's part of the theme
I made a mini cake to go on the top, covered it in MMF and chilled it, then took it out and it didn't sweat, so there's hope. The colors didn't bleed either...I've got white skulls and crossbones on a tiny purple tier (I have such a weird 4 year old) and they stayed white.
I only experiment with recipes when it's a family cake and I'm starting to be glad for that.
Well, now I know. In case anyone else needs to know, it worked perfectly. Even the leaves that I had made a couple of days before didn't soften in the fridge. The cake didn't sweat at all. I did have the AC on (of course) at about 75 degrees.
Here's the cake, after it had been in the fridge overnight and then taken out for the party: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1438493