Making Caked In Advance...

Decorating By Katyscc Updated 13 Sep 2010 , 10:45pm by zespri

Katyscc Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 8:52pm
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How far ahead of an event can I make a fondant covered cake with butterbream filling? I have 2 cakes to do for the same weekend and don't want to get overwhelmed.

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Kimmers971 Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 9:01pm
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Since fondant "seals" the cake, you can make them days in advance. I did a 3 tier cake for an anniversary party and baked Mon & Tues (wrapped in press & seal) then filled, covered in fondant on Wed & Thurs and finished decorating on Sat. Everything was super moist and fresh like it was just baked that day!

Katyscc Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 9:34pm
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Thanks Kim. That makes be feel better. I am VERY new at this and didn't want to do it to far ahead in the week and have the cakes dry by the time they are eaten.

zespri Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 9:43pm
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I was e-mailing a friend about using fondant versus buttercream, and she said:

"All the cakes I use last ten days without going yuck. Cakes get better and moister inside the fondant rather than drying out."

Katyscc Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 10:39pm
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Wow 10 days good to know zespri!!

zespri Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 10:45pm
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I was surprised too! I have never tried it myself, but she makes wedding cakes professionally, so I guess she'd know.



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