i have been asked to make a cake for a birthday party while i'll be out of town. i could deliver it f days before the party, but i feel that is too long to have the cake out! how far in advance can you decorate a cake? i've considered freezing it but am not sure of the effects that could have on the cake... it will be a dr seuss cake covered in either fondant or modeling chocolate... i need you advice!!!
How many is f days? And is this the cake you were asking about freezing the other day?
how many days in advance?
This post says 5?
sorry... that was supposed to read... five! that would be in addition to the decorating time - prob 1-2 days
TexasSugar... yes this is the same cake. i decided i might not freeze it and just deliver in the day i leave town... that's why i was asking how far in advance you can decorate a cake without freezing it
Okay so you need to deliver it 5 days before the event and are planning to bake and decorate another one to two days on top of that? So the cake will be 6-7 days old when eaten?
I wouldn't stretch things that long at all. I think you are better off freezing it, and changing the design if you need to. I personally do not like cake after the 4-5 day mark.
thanks... that's kind-of what i was thinking too. i just have read all different freezing directions. i don't know whether to cover the cake in fondant or modeling chocolate (will that determine how i freeze it?) and if i should thaw it covered in the frig and then the counter or uncovered in the frig and then counter or no frig at all. i'm just nervous b/c i won't be able to see the cake before it's delivered... i'll already be out of town! thoughts?