Timeline For Decorating In Heat And Humidity.

Decorating By hula1974 Updated 24 Jun 2010 , 7:52pm by hula1974

hula1974 Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 3:18pm
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I'm making a wedding cake for my sister's July outdoor wedding (under a tent). I've been reading old threads about how to handle fondant in the heat and humidity. There have been some great tips. A lot of which have to do with drying out.

Since I don't want to have a stale cake, can you help me put together a timeline of when I should bake, cool, ice, fondant, etc so that I give everything the right amount of drying time?

Wedding is Sat. and the cakes need to be done Friday before I go to bed.
Thanks for all the tips.

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mamawrobin Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 3:36pm
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Originally Posted by hula1974

I'm making a wedding cake for my sister's July outdoor wedding (under a tent). I've been reading old threads about how to handle fondant in the heat and humidity. There have been some great tips. A lot of which have to do with drying out.

Since I don't want to have a stale cake, can you help me put together a timeline of when I should bake, cool, ice, fondant, etc so that I give everything the right amount of drying time?

[i]I would bake, cool, level and freeze my cake on Tuesday. Take from freezer..let thaw and crumbcoat on Wednesday. Ice and cover with fondant on Thursday and decorate on Friday. I WOULD NOT use perishable fillings so that the cake won't have to be refrigerated. A cake that is kept at room temperature does much better in the heat and humidity than one that has been refrigerated. I would also use an all shortening based buttercream like Indydebi's or Sugarshack's. Butter will not hold up under these conditions because it has a lower melting point than shortening. This is the "timeline" that I use for a Saturday cak
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Wedding is Sat. and the cakes need to be done Friday before I go to bed.
Thanks for all the tips.


michel30014 Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 3:45pm
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I agree. It's funny, I used this exact "timeline" when I did my first ever wedding cake! lol

Dolledupcakes Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 3:55pm
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Thats the timeline I use as well. Tonight is baking night. Happy baking ladies.

hula1974 Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 7:52pm
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Thanks for the tips.
I think I will bake on Monday then (since it's a day off for me) and freeze.

On your second day in the timeline - is this when you'd tort and fill?

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