How Long Will A Fake Cake Last??

Decorating By dellababe Updated 12 May 2011 , 12:14am by indydebi

dellababe Posted 9 May 2011 , 3:16pm
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I'm going to be making a baby shower cake with the fish bowl turned upside down on it. Knowing the bowl will be heavy and we will be having cupcakes for dessert, I was thinking of doing the cake fake. Was just wondering how long the mother-to-be can keep it?? Thanks...

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TexasSugar Posted 9 May 2011 , 6:15pm
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I've had fake cakes for years. Some colors may fade, especially in sunlight or under florescent lights, but over all it should last a long time.

cakegirl1973 Posted 11 May 2011 , 1:07am
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

I've had fake cakes for years. Some colors may fade, especially in sunlight or under florescent lights, but over all it should last a long time.




Ditto. It will last forever! Just take the precautions mentioned above to prevent fading of the colors.

indydebi Posted 11 May 2011 , 12:01pm
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ditto forever.

I had a 6-tier that was in the corner of my shop and the (BC) icing started to turn yellow. I decided to move it to the big picture window and the sun changed it back to all white again! Cool!!

dellababe Posted 11 May 2011 , 7:21pm
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Even if the cake is done in Fondant???

TexasSugar Posted 11 May 2011 , 8:21pm
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Yep. Some fondant colors will fade out in sun or bright lights though.

Caths_Cakes Posted 11 May 2011 , 8:33pm
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Yup . . fondant will also fade , i once a baby the sweetest little cake, in baby pink for a friend . . i left it on the counter for an few hours to settle, when i came back it was white :O!!

TexasSugar Posted 11 May 2011 , 9:06pm
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Pink and Purple tend to find the most, especially in sun or florescent lights.

I've had dummy cakes that had fondant in black, red and blue, brown and pink. My pink changed colors but didn't fade much in a years time, BUT I did have that cake in a box, not out on display.

White royal icing will yellow over time.

dchockeyguy Posted 11 May 2011 , 9:50pm
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I have a couple of that are several years old and still look the same. I keep them in the basement where sunlight doesn't hit them all day long, and even my pink one hasn't faded.

indydebi Posted 12 May 2011 , 12:14am
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

Pink and Purple tend to find the most, especially in sun or florescent lights.




And here's why: Its' been happening since the 1970s, when they took Red Dye #2 off the market......

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-653200-red.html+dye

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