I was making a cake for a client that I thought was for today until he neglected to tell me that he now needs the cake for this coming Saturday. I already stacked the cake and filled it with buttercream. I was wondering if this cake would actually last until Saturday since its filled or will I have to start again? Responses greatly appreciated.
Wrap it tight and stick it in the freezer. It should be fine. Pull it out a few hours before you need to decorate it and he will probably never know the difference!
How many tiers is the cake? I think if you wrap it good enough the taste will be fine. But one thing that has happened to me is I once froze the cake already filled, the butter cream defrosted super soft so the tiers were starting to slide after I had covered them with fondant. But I also used a buttercream made with all butter (no shortening). If it is only a couple tiers, I am sure it will be find, but if it large, be careful. Just something to think about. Good Luck!!
Can I freeze a ganache glazed cake? I read somewhere I could as long as I glad wrap it to keep air off. Has anyone out there tried it yet and did the glaze sweat afterwards or get too soft when thawed.
I've never tried to freeze a a ganached cake, but I have stored one in a cake box for a couple of days. As long as it is not too humid it should be ok. Usually when you ice/ganache a cake you are sealing the cake so that preserves it.
When was the cake actually baked?
Personally for me you are talking about 5 days from today, which unless your baked the cake today, you are looking at closer to a week old.
I hardly eat cake after teh 3-4 day mark, and the customer would be getting a cake that was 5+ days old on the day they plan to serve it and any left overs would be even older.
Now if you freeze the cake between now and then that would be a different story, but just to have it sitting out, I wouldn't.
Thanks for the advice CC, i have wrapped the cake well and put it in the freezer.