Wisdoms Getting Pulled Day Before Cake Is Due...

Decorating By dukeswalker Updated 3 Feb 2011 , 2:55pm by CWR41

dukeswalker Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 4:39am
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Ack! I need to get my wisdoms yanked before my insurance runs out - the only day they could squeeze me in that is also on a day where hubby is home is a day before I have a cake due. Usually I do all cake decorating the day before its due - since I will be HEAVILY medicated, do you think I can finish up the cake on Thursday PM, stack it with bubble straws, etc - store in the fridge (its all buttercream) and have hubby deliver it on Saturday AM? Will it be ok? What about the cardboard cake boards - will they get too moist being stacked for that long? ACK!

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redpanda Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 5:10am
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Don't you cover your cake boards with some sort of plastic wrap? If so, I don't think they'd get soggy.

Corrie76 Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 5:29am
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I think you'll be okay, I've made cakes two days ahead of time before (definately not my preference) and they've been fine, I always use naked cardboard circles too and maybe the above post has a point- if you're worried about the cardboard getting soggy-it may not hurt to wrap them in plastic....your post reminded me of a time I had a root canal done and then had to come to work and decorate cakes under the influence of oxy-contin...I was able to decorate okay but was incredibly slow and had to really think out every step icon_lol.gif My manager at the time was so worried that I was going to pass out from having to concentrate so hard!

CWR41 Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 5:31am
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...store in the fridge (its all buttercream) and have hubby deliver it on Saturday AM? Will it be ok?




It will be okay... you can make it a day and a half before it's due instead of the day before. You shouldn't need to refrigerate a buttercream cake, unless using perishable fillings.

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...What about the cardboard cake boards - will they get too moist being stacked for that long? ACK!




They'll be fine... they are made for this purpose.

dukeswalker Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 1:37pm
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Originally Posted by redpanda

Don't you cover your cake boards with some sort of plastic wrap? If so, I don't think they'd get soggy.



Actually, no - I did once after reading from some here on CC that they do indeed cover their boards - but it was nearly impossible to cut without pulling up the covering that I went back to what worked for me before. Perhaps this time I'll need to cover them though.

DH about died when I told him he'll have to deliver the stacked cake, lol!

dukeswalker Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 1:40pm
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Originally Posted by dukeswalker

...store in the fridge (its all buttercream) and have hubby deliver it on Saturday AM? Will it be ok?



It will be okay... you can make it a day and a half before it's due instead of the day before. You shouldn't need to refrigerate a buttercream cake, unless using perishable fillings.




I like to refrigerate if possible, it seems to keep things a little tighter. Where we live, our "room temperature" is warmer than most and he have next to no humidity so condensation has never been a problem.

Oh - I usually stack on site...I'm assuming to transport it stacked (its only 2 tier) I should use a center dowel?

CWR41 Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 2:55pm
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Ahhh... I see.

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Oh - I usually stack on site...I'm assuming to transport it stacked (its only 2 tier) I should use a center dowel?




I would.

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