Can I Delivery A Fondant Cake 7 Days Bfore The Event?? Help

Decorating By sweetsbydeliciosa Updated 1 May 2011 , 7:48am by JanH

sweetsbydeliciosa Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 1:35am
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I'm making a chocolate cake with buttercream icing in between the layers and then I'm covering the cake with Wilton fondant. The problem is Im going on vacations May 14 and I will be back May 22. But I have an order for the May 21. Can I make the cake and delivered 7 days before the event and tell her keep it in the refrigerator? PLEASE I NEED An ADVISE!!!!

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sugarandstuff Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 1:51am
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No, that's too long.

mthiberge Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 2:02am
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not if you expect to get paid for it

poohsmomma Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 2:03am
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Way too long.

leah_s Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 2:05am
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Heck no.

sweetsbydeliciosa Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 2:24am
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Thank you girls!! Its hard but I will cancel the order. icon_sad.gif

lilmissbakesalot Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 2:25am
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Gosh no...

Did you not know you would be on vacation before you took the order? Or are you contemplating taking the order now and wanted to check first?

sweetsbydeliciosa Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 2:57am
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No, I took the order for the 28, but she move the date of her daughter birthday party icon_sad.gif

Coral3 Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 6:06am
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Originally Posted by sweetsbydeliciosa

No, I took the order for the 28, but she move the date of her daughter birthday party icon_sad.gif

Oh well, at least that's not your fault! - they can't very well get upset with you for cancelling the order when they're the ones who moved the date.

I agree with everyone else - a customer is not going to be happy with a cake that's been sitting around for a week, considering the flavour and buttercream.

(Now, a rich traditional fruit cake with fondant like Will and Kate's wedding cake could have been delivered weeks in advance and it'd still be fine, and would in fact improve - don't think the royal family would have been very impressed with it sitting gathering dust though icon_lol.gif )

KoryAK Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 11:57am
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You could always offer to the customer to deliver early and have them freeze it. I always offer this for my booked weekends... some go for it, some not, but at least you gave them the option.

JanH Posted 1 May 2011 , 7:48am
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