How Long Does A Cake Stay Fresh?

Decorating By vanki Updated 2 Apr 2010 , 5:46pm by Mikel79

vanki Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 1:54am
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Hi everyone.
I am making a surprise birthday cake for my dad and would like to make it on friday and have the party on sunday. Will the cake stay fresh for two days? I usually make my cakes the day before an event so they will taste the freshest. It will be a chocolate cake and be covered in MMF. I really want it to taste delicious!!!

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saapena Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 2:20am
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If you make it on Friday and serve it on Sunday, it will be fine. Just be sure you allow the cake to settle overnight on Friday so you don't have any issues with bulges.



MJoycake Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 2:20am
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It should be fine. I don't know about your chocolate recipe, but mine stays moist and fresh a long while. Baking Friday for a Sunday party it should be great.

vanki Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 4:37am
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Thanks so much! And MMF will not harden? and while we are on the topic, what is the absolute earliest that a cake can be made ahead of time?

cakesrock Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 2:24pm
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My understanding is that it should be eaten by the 4th day. No, once the fondant is on the cake, it will remain soft. I make and freeze ahead of time and will decorate up to 4 days in advance if I KNOW the cake will be eaten that day. But usually I only decorate 2 days in advance.

Faffy Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 3:32pm
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Cakesrock do you put you fondant covered cake in the fridge once decorated? I am doing my first covered fondant cake in a few weeks and am wondering about the storage of it since I will be making it one day in advance of the party.

MJoycake Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 4:02pm
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you only need to refrigerate cake if you're using a perishable filling. Otherwise, just leave it on the counter. If you have any gumpaste/fondant decorations on it and you need to put it in the fridge because of a perishable filling DO NOT refrigerate the decorations - they'll go a bit soft and droopy because of the moisture in the fridge. Likewise, if you're leaving it out, you can put it in a cake box, but I wouldn't store it in an airtight plastic container.

vanki Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 5:06pm
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Thanks so much!

brincess_b Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 5:32pm
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It depends on ur recipe - mine is good at least 5 days.

Mikel79 Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 5:46pm
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I made a cake for my neighbor 2 weeks ago. I baked it on Monday, Iced Tuesday and delivered it Wednesday.

I went out to eat with her 1 week later and she told me she and the family was still eating it?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After picking my mouth off the floor, I asked her was it still fresh? She said ABSOLYTELY!!!

I could not belive it! It has been at least 7 days since I DELIVERED it, not baked it. She kept it in the cake box on the counter??..

I use the WASC found on this site. I am by no means recommending this schedule. However, I thought I would share.



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