How Far In Advance Can U Make A Wedding Cake??????

Decorating By Chicnv Updated 18 Mar 2012 , 9:56pm by Chicnv

Chicnv Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 7:41pm
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i have a wedding cake due for April 7. My loving hubby just told me that he has booked a 7day cruise on for my 10th wedding Anniversary that leaves on April 1 and i wont be back until April 8. If i bake the cakes on Sat and Decorate them on Sunday do u think the cakes will still be fresh enough for the following Sat. Its a 4 tier almond flavor cakes all covered in fondant,stacked with the bling ribbon around the bottom. The florist will be putting a cascade of flowers on the cake the day of the wedding. WHAT DO U THINK.........

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EdieP Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 8:06pm
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Personally, I would make the wedding cake and freeze it a week before your cruise..but to have it fully decorated and leave it in the fridge for a week..I would not recommend..

bmarlow001 Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 8:21pm
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I think seven days is pushing it...a bit risky if you ask me

ladyellam Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 8:33pm
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I think you have to put yourself in the bride's shoes. Would you want to pay good money for a cake that is over a week old? I know I wouldn't. I would rather find a different baker that could help you out and you go on your fabulous cruise than take a chance, do all the work and then have to refund her money when she complains.

Kudos to your thoughtful hubby on such a romantic present!!

leah_s Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 8:38pm
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Not a good plan. You can't sell a week old wedding cake.

KoryAK Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 8:56pm
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Definitely not. Freeze it if you have to, but what are you going to do it something happens? The person that you trust to defrost and deliver doesn't do it/damages it/whatever?

Dani1081 Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 9:11pm
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No way in the world that cake will be good after a week. Tell her now so she can get another baker or reschedule your trip. If my husband "surprised me" like that I'd konk him over the head - when you have a business that requires your time is booked months in advance, you give up the whole aspect of "surprises" in your life.

jenscreativity Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 9:22pm
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I wouldn't risk making this, no way! You never know what life brings you(delays and etc) and if I were the bride, I wouldn't want to worry. It's cutting this too close for a brides BIG you may stress out while traveling for some relax, enjoy your vacation and give someone else to do this cake this time around. AND who wants a cake a week old?? Not me!

Chicnv Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 9:26pm
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I know I have a Good friend that has offered to do it for me I bake the cakes Sun and she will thaw them thursday and finish the cake on Fri for Sat. I just never been presented with this kind of situation and TRUST ME it wont happen again

KoryAK Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 9:31pm
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So you won't even be finishing the cake? So much potential drama...

Chicnv Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 9:56pm
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I bake from my home and my friend Has owned her Bakery for 10yrs so i trust them. Weddings r stressful enough i dnt want her to have to hope and pray someone would take her cake order so late and give her the quality that i would. My friend can and i know it but my cakes are my babies until they leave and and its not easy to give up creative control but she is reliable and she is very experienced.

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