I have some frozen for an event on Saturday. What is your normal timeline on taking them out, decorating etc?
If I have a cake due Saturday, I usually take them out Thursday before I leave for work in the morning and they're thawed when I get home 9 hrs later. But it only takes a few hours - you dont have to leave them out as long as I do. I fill, crumb coat and cover in fondant Thursday night, decorate Friday night and deliver Saturday. HTH!
Ohhh perfect!! Thank you so much! One more question though.....when you cover in fondant thursday how do you store it? Sorry and thanks a million!
I take mine out on Thurs too. Only difference, I fill re-wrap and let sit overnight before icing. Just to let them settle a bit.
They just sit on the counter overnight once they're crumb coated and/or covered in fondant. The crumb coat locks in the freshness, so leaving it on the counter overnight doesn't hurt it. I also use ganache to crumb coat instead of buttercream. I like it better than buttercream because I don't ever have issues with air pockets, after cake settles a little, and I can always get crisp, clean corners with ganache - and I can't with buttercream!
Thank you thank you thank you!! You're both the best!!!
Please keep in mind that only cakes filled with buttercream can be sat outside overnight, anything else that is perishable like cream fillings, mousses needs to be in the fridge even ganaches because they do contain cream & butter.