I am 38 weeks pregnant and this weekend have a cake for our church secretary's son's Eagle Scout ceremony I am doing. The original date of this was back in August and she has had to move it forward about four times due to the Eagle Scout badge issuance. Anyways, I am scared I'll go into labor and not have a cake for her. It is on Sunday, and I am currently baking the batter. The final product will not be COVERED in fondant but will have a fondant flag draped over it. My question is, once covered in buttercream, how long in advance do you make a cake? She is fully aware I could go into labor and she may not have a cake!
There shouldn't be a problem if it's only a couple of days. I think you can refrigerate until Sunday just have her set it out to dry any condensation on the fondant a few hours prior. As long as nobody touches it the fondant will be fine and if the cake is wrapped well it will taste just fine. Good luck and congratulations in advance on the baby!