I am doing my first wedding/cupcake order and I need to know how far in advance to ice the cake and cupcakes...its NOT going to be covered in fondant...THANK YOU!.
It depends on how good/fast of a decorator you are Many decorators bake cakes early in the week - some as early as Tues for Sat delivery. Others bake on Thurs, ice & decorate on Fri for Sat a.m. delivery/pick up. Cuppies are a different matter. Those should be done as close to delivery as possible. You may want to bake and decorate the cake as early as Wed or Thrus, then do the cuppies either late Fri or even early Sat a.m. - depending on the time they are due.
A lot will also depend on the weather. Is it hot & humid where you are? Do you have refrigeration to keep the cake until pickup? If your kitchen/shop is cool it can be held at room temp. Yes, I cold cake travels best so you still might want to consider frig'ing it at least overnight.
@kakeladi, I live in Georgia so it is usually humid. I was planning on icing it the cake the night before and putting in my refrigerator..... do you think it will sweat? Thanks about the tip of icing cupcakes the day of, I have my sister's help so we could ice the cuppies in about 30 minutes...
Also, the cake is two tears and the design is just a huge white peony with the bottom petals flowing down the side of the cake....would those be ok to stick on the night before too?
I wouldn't put the gumpaste flower in the fridge with the cake as there have been instances where the gumpaste accents begin to wilt as the cake comes to room temp. I would refrigerate the cake the night before, bring it to room temp and then add the gumpaste flower. Better safe than sorry.