How Long I Cake Make Cake And Cake Balls In Advance

Decorating By bethie_dawn Updated 11 Feb 2011 , 9:23pm by brensmom12

bethie_dawn Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 2:32pm
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I am making a cake covered in fondant and some cake balls for a Valentines tea! The tea is this Saturday at 1. I was wondering if I made it today if the cake would still be moist and good on Saturday? I have never made cake balls so I have no clue how long they stay moist but I am thinking the cake should be moist with the fondant on top!

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brensmom12 Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 2:37pm
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Typically make my cakes 5 days before decorating and have never had a problem with moisture. After baking I wrap in plastic wrap and then in foil. I place them in the freezer to lock in the moisture. Taste just like the day I baked them. I have frozen cupcakes before the same way and used them 1 month later and they were also great!. Cake balls would also be ok if made a few days in advance because the binder (BC, ganache, etc.) would keep them moist. HTH!

bethie_dawn Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 5:02pm
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Thanks! I guess I will get to making everything because I hate waiting till the last minute because with my luck something always goes wrong! I am snowed in today anyways why not make the most of it! LOL

brensmom12 Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 5:47pm
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I had made the mistake when I first started doing cakes of making them the day or two before they were due. I had a cake fail the night before and ended up getting no sleep to correct the problem and the cake was still not what I wanted in the end. That is one thing I have learned from CC is start early! good luck!

bethie_dawn Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 6:42pm
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Out of curiosity how soon in advance do you normally do your cakes? Yeah and something always happens like today my water is frozen so I have not been able to work on it and it has to be done tonight because my Mom will be taking it with her at 4 in the morning! Great thing I got most of it done yesterday!

brensmom12 Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 9:23pm
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Usually 5 days in advance I bake them and wrap and freeze. I will make the BC and decorations in advance as well (especially gum paste & fondant). I usually decorate the day before it is due starting that morning just incase of a cake fail.

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