Can You Help Me With A Cake Preparation Timeline?

Decorating By shannonmarie77 Updated 31 Aug 2010 , 7:30pm by imagenthatnj

shannonmarie77 Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 5:51pm
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Hi, I am new to baking cakes. I want to make a 3 tier (4,6,8 inch) birthday cake that will have to travel an hour to it's destination.

I plan of baking the cakes ahead of time and freezing, and doing the decorating as I go but I am not sure when to do each step. The cake is for Sunday so I would like to be done by Saturday morning if it is okay for a cake with fondant to sit overnight?

So when should I:

~bake and freeze
~defrost and let settle
~crumbcoat
~BC frost
~make and lay MMF fondant
~make fondant decorations and allow to dry
~finish off with frosting decorations
~box up for travel



Thanks for any advice on this, since I am new at this I would like to spread it out over several days since I am slow at the process. Thanks!!

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imagenthatnj Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 6:54pm
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shannonmarie, maybe you can read this other timeline thread if no one answers your post, just so that you can get some ideas.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-691847-previous.html&sid=e56e65a8f3bec318ed82a43237bf6d7a

imagenthatnj Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 6:59pm
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And here's another one, it's for a wedding cake, but all info is helpful.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-643950-.html&sid=eb64b621b0e1d7f956aae2af498da2a4

imagenthatnj Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 7:01pm
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Another one:

https://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-684616-.html

Sorry I had to put them in different messages, but I just found this one.

shannonmarie77 Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 7:19pm
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Thank you for the reply, they are just what I needed!!! icon_biggrin.gif

imagenthatnj Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 7:30pm
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One more (at the bottom of this thread) and good luck!

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-679252-.html

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