How Can I Get The Freshest Tasting Cake?

Business By chefrenee40 Updated 10 Dec 2011 , 2:14am by BlakesCakes

chefrenee40 Posted 9 Dec 2011 , 9:49pm
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My cousin asked me to donate a small quinceanera cake to a family who's father lost his job and other burdens on family as well. And all this gal wants is a birthday cake. So my cousin wants it for Christmas Day and I will be out of town. The earliest I can deliver her any type of cake would be Friday. Is there any type of cake/frosting that works best if I need to make two days before? One of my cake teachers told me a fondant cake can be made a week in advance and still be fresh...but fondant can't go in fridge right? This cake I need will definitely need to be refrigerated. Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. icon_smile.gif

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karateka Posted 9 Dec 2011 , 10:03pm
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Fondant can go in the fridge. The Disney inspired cakes in my photos were fondant and all were refrigerated. There will be condensation, but as long as you don't touch them or mess with them until the condensation evaporates, you're good.

chefrenee40 Posted 9 Dec 2011 , 10:24pm
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Oh ok that makes sense! Thanks for the info. Also, do you know if cake would still tatse pretty moist after 2 days in fridge...I have never tried it? I'm worried it will be hard and stale.

kakeladi Posted 9 Dec 2011 , 11:05pm
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Rather than frig'ing the cake, freeze it. Even fondant cakes can be fzn, but b'cream is best. The same condensation problem will be with either so advise the people it keep it boxed up and NO ONE touch it for at least 8-12 hours at room temp. In other words they should take it out of the fzr the night before or early in the day for late afternoon/evening serving.

chefrenee40 Posted 9 Dec 2011 , 11:18pm
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ok sounds great! thanks so much you have been very helpful! icon_smile.gif

CWR41 Posted 9 Dec 2011 , 11:56pm
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As long as you aren't using anything perishable, it'll last a lot longer than 2 days on the counter at room temperature.

chefrenee40 Posted 10 Dec 2011 , 12:07am
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What would you recommend as a filling if it will be sitting for 2 days?

CWR41 Posted 10 Dec 2011 , 12:17am
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Originally Posted by chefrenee40

What would you recommend as a filling if it will be sitting for 2 days?

Buttercream, or just about anything other than fresh strawberries.

Ashleyssweetdesigns Posted 10 Dec 2011 , 12:47am
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Do a flavored buttercream for your filling.

idreamincupcakes Posted 10 Dec 2011 , 1:14am
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I refrigerate all my cakes, I always frost my cakes, (scratch or wasc) 2 days before needed, and the day before the event I decorate. I also do a quick brush over with simple syrup, before I frost. So if you could do maybe a day before or day of delivery you may be okay.

BlakesCakes Posted 10 Dec 2011 , 2:14am
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You can freeze any cake--fondant or buttercream-- and have it be fresh as the day it was made once defrosted.

Box completed cake. Wrap in 2 layers of saran & 1 of foil. Freeze.
24hrs. before serving/display, place in fridge still boxed & wrapped.
A few hrs. before serving/display, place on counter still boxed & wrapped.
Now that cake is at room temp, remove from box.


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