Bake, Cool, And Decorate In 3 Hours?

Decorating By LillyCakes Updated 3 Jun 2011 , 11:21pm by mena2002

LillyCakes Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 6:15pm
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This is a 6" cake with zebra print and a simple bow. Do u think the is possible? I do not have any black fondant so I am going to paint white fondant black and the bow is just a simple bow in red (that is already made). Do u think I can do it?[/code]

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tonedna Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 6:35pm
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Baking and decorating it? I say no..I like my cakes to cool down well before I decorate them..But thats me..

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cakeyouverymuch Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 6:37pm
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Well, I did this one in 3 hours, but the cake was already baked and in my freezer, and the fondant and buttercream were already made. I don't know if you'll have time to cool them properly before you start to decorate with that short a time line.

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leah_s Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 6:40pm
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Settling takes several hours. Just that one step.

EmilyJo9 Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 6:46pm
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I definitely would not be able to do it. I mean if you've already agreed to do it you don't really have another choice but I never bake and finish in the same day. Good luck!

Pebbles1727 Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 6:48pm
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I say no for your design as well, even for a 6 inch.

cakegirl1973 Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 6:50pm
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Is it possible? Yes. Is it advisable? Not really, since the cake needs time to settle, as others have mentioned. Have I done it before without any problems? Yes. Was I nervous after I delivered the cake that the customer would call me reporting a "blow out or some other disaster? Yes.

jenscreativity Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 7:10pm
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I wouldn't do it because you would be so stressed for time, that it may not end up as good of a result you wanted..too stressful

dchockeyguy Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 9:50pm
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I wouldn't suggest it either. However, I'd worry about painting white fondant black, especially in that time frame. it's much easier to take something dark and turn it black, as opposed to white to black.

CWR41 Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 10:41pm
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Originally Posted by dchockeyguy

I wouldn't suggest it either. However, I'd worry about painting white fondant black, especially in that time frame. it's much easier to take something dark and turn it black, as opposed to white to black.




I think they're just painting black zebra stripes on the white fondant instead of adding black fondant stripes.

mena2002 Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 11:21pm
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The cake won't have enough time to cool and it would be too fragile to handle.

I always bake the day before I'm going to decorate it.

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