Cakes Done In Advance!

Decorating By bethyscake Updated 31 Jan 2011 , 1:45pm by Karen421

bethyscake Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 7:36pm
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I have a question about making a cake in advance. I am having my wedding in October and I don't think I will be able to pay for a cake, so I was considering making my own. I was wondering if I could bake the cakes early, freeze till two days before the wedding, let them thaw out a bit then crumb coat, let that sit over night then cover in the fondant, and leave that over night and have it be ok for the wedding? It would be put in a cool, covered area with most likely a basic flavor cake and non dairy butter cream. Any suggestions or tips would be appreciated, ty. icon_biggrin.gif

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CWR41 Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 8:15pm
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Sure you could... it will be okay. Some people start on wedding cakes 4-5 days in advance, so two days prior isn't a concern as long as your cake is crumb coated and not drying out from refrigeration. Keep it at room temperature--it becomes more moist as the flavors can combine for several days.

bethyscake Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 8:45pm
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Thank you so much for the quick reply, I have always seen on cake shows them working on a cake for a few days but always like to double check.

Regiscu Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 1:33am
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Yep you can, you can and some syrup to it so it will keep being moist!

AnnieCahill Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 3:19am
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Yes. I made my own wedding cake last month, and baked everything in advance then iced them the two days before the wedding. I didn't cover in fondant and they were really moist, so I'm sure with fondant you will be fine.

Karen421 Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 3:45am
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Have you consider doing most of the cake in dummies, so you can do it way ahead of time? You can have 1 tier in real cake for cutting, then have rest in kitchen cakes. icon_smile.gif

bethyscake Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 4:39am
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I had thought of that and done it once before however the supplies for a dummie cake are not terribly cheap, although it would make the making if the cake much easier. How long could a dummie cake covered in fondant last out.

Sorelle Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 4:56am
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I've seen fondant covered dummy cakes that were a year old and they still looked great!

Karen421 Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 1:45pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bethyscake

I had thought of that and done it once before however the supplies for a dummie cake are not terribly cheap, although it would make the making if the cake much easier. How long could a dummie cake covered in fondant last out.




Try: The Foam Studio. com (without the spaces). I thought the dummies were pretty reasonable there. icon_smile.gif

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