How Long Do Covered Cakes Last For?

Decorating By ragdollyanna77 Updated 30 Jan 2011 , 3:34pm by janeoxo

ragdollyanna77 Posted 29 Jan 2011 , 3:53pm
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Im making my first 3 tier cake for a good friends big birthday bash. I want to give myself pleanty of time to decorate it so want to know how far in advance I can make and cover the cake without them spoiling. How long do they keep?

My plan is to make a fruit cake for the bottom tier, then a vanilla then chocolate.

Any advice or tips much appriciated!!

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janeoxo Posted 29 Jan 2011 , 4:35pm
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Fruit cake will keep for weeks marzipanned and iced. Your other two tiers I would be looking to ice at most a couple of days in advance because if there is left overs you want them to be ok for a while afterwards.

Normally I bake and crumb coat sponges one day, decorate the next and it is either delivered that day or the following, certainly no later. Having said that I have eaten sponge I have made that is decorated 7 days later and it was still ok as the icing does keep it fresh.

HTH Jx

ragdollyanna77 Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 1:19pm
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Thanks......very useful info!

janeoxo Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 3:34pm
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No problem x

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