How Far In Advance Can I Bake A Cake?

Decorating By jaymelouwho Updated 7 Apr 2011 , 3:16pm by SweetCakesbyAmy

jaymelouwho Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 12:51pm
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I'm new here, so I hope I posted this in the right place. I have to make 10 6 inch cakes for my wedding this weekend on Sunday. How soon could I strt baking the cakes? They're being covered in marshmallow fondant. Can I go ahead and cover them? And what is the best way to store them to ensure freshness? Thanks in advance for any advice!

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CWR41 Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 2:37pm
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You could start baking them now, freeze them, and let them thaw when you're ready to start covering them with icing and fondant.

If you'd rather not freeze, and you're ready to start working on them now, once they're coveredthey won't dry out. You can store them on the counter at room temperature as long as you aren't using fillings that require refrigeration.

jaymelouwho Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 6:35pm
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Thank you so much!

m0use Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 7:16pm
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I have found that freezing my cakes helps retain that moisture and it is a great time saver, just make sure you have room in your freezer. Make sure to let them completely thaw before decorating so the cake doesn't sweat therefore making it more difficult to frost with icing.

SweetCakesbyAmy Posted 7 Apr 2011 , 3:16pm
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So when you freeze them do you icing them at all before hand? I usually cut my in half and put icing in the middle then freeze them before I do my crumb coat---is this a correct way to do this?

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