Counter Or Fridge While Cake Settles With Filling??

Decorating By KateLS Updated 10 Mar 2010 , 9:06pm by KateLS

KateLS Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 7:51pm
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Cake is for a friend's party on Saturday. 6", 8", and 10" tiers. Using buttercream for filling. Can I let the cake sit on the counter overnight (loosely covered) as the cake settles with the filling, or do I need to have it in the fridge? I'll be frosting it tomorrow and putting the fondant on Friday.


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cakesdivine Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 7:56pm
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If you put it in the fridge it will not settle because the fats in the icing will solidify. It must be at room temp to settle completely.

TexasSugar Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 8:22pm
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I crumb coat then leave it sitting on the counter.

KateLS Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 8:57pm
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Thank you!

Okay, so I guess I will put the filling in, crumb coat it, leave on the counter over night, and then frost tomorrow.

Sound good?

TexasSugar Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 8:58pm
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Sounds good to me. You can light cover it with plastic wrap too, but the crumb coat seals out the air.

leah_s Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 9:05pm
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Unless the cake has a pershible filling there is NEVER a reason to put it in the fridge.

KateLS Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 9:06pm
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Thank you again!

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