can i make and decorate a simple cake today to be eaten on sunday? i will be there when people will be eating it so it really does still have to be ok- is 5 days too much? without freezing
also whats the max time a cake will last without being cut once made? so i know the max time ahead i can make it without it being horrible and dry
its just a plain sponge with jam and buttercream
thanks everyone x
Is today the only day you could do it? If nothing else you could bake the cake and freeze then thaw and decorate on Saturday.
Sorry to sound snitty, but the first thought that crossed my mind was, doesn't it have to be ok, whether you are there or not?
I would say it depends on what you are covering the cake with, how the temperature is where you are and if you can refridgerate it etc
But if you want to be on the safe side, I would do it no more than 2 - 3 days in advance.
I hope you find an answer that helps you.
If there is anyway that you could hold off and bake it Thursday at the earliest, Friday being better it should be ok.
I have done little experiments here at my house. Day 4 is Okaaaaay, day 3 is better. And that is frosted with SMBC if that is any help.