Hi all I am new to cake central forums have been looking around the website for a while and it is fab!! I have been asked to do a cake for the 25th October but I go away from the 23rd if i was to make the cake ready for the 23rd would it still be ok for the 25th and beyond??
Thank you for looking
BTY this will be my 4th cake!! So I am pretty new to all this x x x
I did 3 cakes on a Wednesday - did them in buttercream and decorated them. Left them out until Friday then boxed them and transported them 250 miles for a family party on Saturday - they were still great on Saturday. Buttercream or fondant seems to seal the air out.
When you write "make the cake ready" did you mean you will bake and decorate it on the 23rd? It will probably be just fine - is it a scratch or mix cake? Homemade/scratch tends to dry out pretty quickly.
probably bake and decorate it on the 22nd (thursday) from scratch and I would probably use fondant. Then give it to them on the friday morning before we leave for hols.
Is anyone else concerned this will be really dry by Sun? I've never done a scratch cake covered with fondant that far ahead (Thurs to Sun) so I'm curious, too.
if you're baking on the 22nd and their eating it on the 25th you're fine. I bake my wedding cakes on wednesday, fill on thursday, decorate on friday and deliver on saturday.....I've never had a dry cake or a complaint about a dry cake, always complimented on how moist the cakes are.
I use a 1/2 scratch 1/2 mix cake though so maybe that is different than all scratch?
I bake on Wednesday or Thursday, decorate on Friday and deliver on Saturday a lot. I make my cakes from scratch, but I also soak the layers in simple syrup before I crumb coat and cover them. That helps them stay moist, just don't soak them too much or they will sag.
I'm with HarleyDee. I only bake from scratch and always use a simple syrup. 5-7 days later, cake is NOT dry.
While your on this subject does anyone know how long a cake iced in IMBC can sit out?