Can I Make Batter Ahead And Refrigerate?

Baking By dramasquirt Updated 9 Mar 2011 , 2:43pm by TexasSugar

dramasquirt Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 2:14pm
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I have a three tiered wedding cake to make for a friend, and with my schedule, I can't bake all of the cakes in one session. But, my recipe for the hummingbird cake mixes all together, and then I split it between my three tiers.

My question is: can I make the batter ahead of time, refrigerate it, and bake one tier at a time, as time allows, over 2 days?

Thanks so much in advance!

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yums Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 2:43pm
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Hopefully someone else will help me out but I don't think so. 2 days is too much time, your last cakes ingredients won't react they way they should and your cake will not rise. I have seen people freeze batter though, amybe you could fill your pans, freeze and bake when you can.

TexasSugar Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 4:14pm
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I have baked with refridgerated and frozen cake batter with no problem, but that is using a cake mix. I'm not sure about scratch baking.

dramasquirt Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 2:07pm
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thank you for the replies, and for those links- super helpful!

I'm going to try refrigerating batter... wish me luck!

TexasSugar Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 2:43pm
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Good Luck. icon_smile.gif

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