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.
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.
I crumb coat then leave it sitting on the counter.
Okay, so I guess I will put the filling in, crumb coat it, leave on the counter over night, and then frost tomorrow.
Sounds good to me. You can light cover it with plastic wrap too, but the crumb coat seals out the air.
Unless the cake has a pershible filling there is NEVER a reason to put it in the fridge.
Thank you again!