Making Cakes In Advance Help

Decorating By kferagne Updated 24 Feb 2010 , 12:13pm by kferagne

kferagne Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 3:05pm
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Hi ladies. I was wondering if anyone knows how far in advance I can make a cake with buttercream frosting so that it will still be tasty for the party. Also, to keep it, where should I store it? I have three cakes I have to make for bday parties and I can't do them all at once. Thanks in advance for the help!!!!

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Mug-a-Bug Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 4:00pm
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For myself, I have a 3 day rule / time line. Day 1: take out of freezer or bake that day. Day 2: Torte, fill, crumbcoat; let cakes settle overnight. Once they are crumbcoated they can sit out and still stay fresh. The crumbcoat 'seals' them. You don't need to refrigerate your cakes unless there is a perishable filling. Day 3: Ice and decorate. If you're really pressed for time they would probably be fine for one more day but I wouldn't serve a cake any older than that. Good luck!! thumbs_up.gif

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greengyrl26 Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 4:11pm
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I use the same 3 day timeline...

pj22 Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 4:46pm
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wow.. that's very helpful.. thanks for sharing!

kferagne Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 12:13pm
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Thank you all for the information. I appreciate it!

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