How Far Ahead To Start The Cake?

Decorating By young9 Updated 10 May 2010 , 2:22pm by leah_s

young9 Posted 10 May 2010 , 2:14pm
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i'm making a wedding cake for my stepdaughters mother. it is a 16,12,8" tierd cake, buttercream frosting with just some ribbon around each tier and a cricut cutout on the bottom/top tier. i've already cut out the cricut piece and stored it but i don't know which day to start baking as i really don't have extra freezer/fridge space. i only really do this for friends and family and i have only made one other wedding cake and that was last october for a friend.

the wedding is this saturday and i know i won't be able to work on the cake much on wed. because my son is graduating kindergarten and my oldest girls have a track meet that day.

if i bake tomorrow and wrap the cakes, fill and crumb coat on thursday and then spend the day on friday with the final buttercream and ribbon, does that sound like i'm giving myself enough time?

i honestly have no idea about a cake of this size...its kinda overwhelming!

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ToniMarieLovesCuppies Posted 10 May 2010 , 2:20pm
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I think you can do it! Decorating the cake will take a few hours, so if you do everything ahead of time, like you said, it will work out great! icon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 10 May 2010 , 2:22pm
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IDK, without a freezer, it sounds a little early to bake to me.

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