How Long Will A Cake That Is Finished Being Decorated Last?

Decorating By nixb2001 Updated 8 Oct 2009 , 7:40pm by debster

nixb2001 Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 1:22pm
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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


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nixb2001 Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 1:23pm
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BTY this will be my 4th cake!! So I am pretty new to all this x x x

tigerhawk83 Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 3:09pm
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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.

Spuddysmom Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 3:29pm
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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.

nixb2001 Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 3:55pm
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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.

Spuddysmom Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 4:06pm
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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.

KHalstead Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 4:20pm
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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?

HarleyDee Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 7:29pm
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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.

leah_s Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 7:39pm
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I'm with HarleyDee. I only bake from scratch and always use a simple syrup. 5-7 days later, cake is NOT dry.

debster Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 7:40pm
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While your on this subject does anyone know how long a cake iced in IMBC can sit out?

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