I have been asked to make a graduation cake for a June 14th party. I'm leaving for vacation June 12th. I would need to have the cake completed and picked up on the 11th. I always make sure I thaw and decorate the cake no earlier than one day before it's needed. Should I pass on this one or can it sit for a few days and still taste fresh. Maybe if they refridgerate it until the party?
I'd pass on it. You can't do them all. Enjoy the vacation and don't stress about having to bake when you should be packing/planning. Then you'll also have it in the back of your mind on vacation too, "Is it okay?" "Is it fresh tasting?" What's the likelihood a customer will damage/hit a cake in their crowded fridge after 3 days? Pretty high!
If you bake/ice it on the 10th, this one will be 4 days old by the time they eat it, not including leftovers.
Thank you for your advice Antonia. That's really what I thought as well. I'm new at this and I'm really just a hobby baker. I wondered what others do and how far in advance was too far. This will be the first time I've had to say no But I'd much rather turn it down than have it be anything less than great.