I have a couple of questions. 1) My big brother has finally got his GED after trying for YEARS and is graduating tomorrow! This is a big accomplishment for him. So, as a gift I decided to bake him graduation book cakes. His favorite is red velvet w/cream cheese frosting. I live in VA and he's in NC so I will be traveling with it. It's going to be covered in Fondant. Will the cream cheese butter cream under the fondant spoil? Do, I have to get a cooler and put the cakes in? The last thing I want us to do is get sick, especially my children.
2) My church is participating in the Relay for life Cancer cure this year and I volunteered to donate cupcakes to sell to help raise money for the cause. However, our booth/tent will be outdoors. How well will my butter cream frosted cupcakes hold up in the heat? Will putting fondant on the top prevent it from going bad?
Thanks in advance for your replies.
To be on the safe side I personally would want to be sure they stay cool for the drive. Being sure they are refrigerated up until boxing for transport will help. I read an idea of attaching ice packs to the inside of the boxes used to transport. Sorry I don't remember the details.
For your fundraiser, I think keeping your supply in a cooled ice chest would work.
Congratulations on your brothers accomplishment!
I traveled 4 hours to Dallas in August with a buttercream cake that has cream cheese in the frosting. Started with a really cold cake and then kept the air conditioning blasting all the way. It was in a box that i had wrapped in plastic and put ice packs on top of. It made it fine.
Thank you so much for your replies. The cake made it to NC safely, somewhat. It stayed cooled the entire trip. Yay! I said somewhat because the cap end up breaking, the corners of the book end up breaking off too.
But the cake itself was fine. Just the outside of it took somewhat of a beating. I'm glad I was able to take photos of it before we drove 5.5 hrs (we were driving slower than usual).
Check out the pics:
WOW! Great job. I thought the picture frame was real until I read the cake details that it was chocolate. It sounds delish.
So sorry about the travel mishapes. I'm sure your brother
and everyone else enjoyed it. He is lucky to have such a thoughtful sister!
Your cake is beautiful!! Congratulations to your brother and bless you for loving him so much and so well. I'll bet your support means the world to him. Cakes like this very special one are all about LOVE