Okay, so I had to make a wedding cake as a prop that looked like it had been in an accident on the way to the reception. The problem is, it snowed 6 inches this morning and school was canceled. So, they can't do their show tonight. They are going to reschedule until next Friday. I already stacked the bottom two tiers. I put a bead of black around the two cakes. They are off set to make it look as if they slid in the accident. I smeared the black bead to make it look like the cake had been in the center. So, do I just refrigerate it stacked? Or, should I take it apart and try to box and wrap each piece? Or, should I freeze it for a few days. And, if so, how long should I let it thaw. Will the icing survive the thaw? It's buttercream made with indydebbies recipe.
The audience will eat the cake after the show.
Freeze it. Keep it covered as it's thawing. If the color bleeds anyway, it should just add to the effect. Remember: it's on stage. The audience is not going to see it close up until they are eating it so color bleeding really shouldn't be a problem.