Just a quick question: how much in advance to leave the cakes out of the fridge (one 3 tier 10 x 6'' + 8 x 4'' + 6 x 4'', 2 tier 8 x 6'' + 6 x 4'' and a single 10 x 6'') for a wedding this evening - cutting at 11 p. m.? They will be picked up at 8 - 9 p. m. by the caterer. I usually don't leave them outside for more than 2 hours before consumption as there are fresh strawberries in the filling + IMBC and ganache but 6'' tall tiers will probably need more time to come to the room temperature, they are quite massive On the other hand it would be preferable to transport stacked cakes chilled.
Last time I delivered taller tiers (6+''), client complained that 2 hours were not enough for the cake to come to the room temperature.Thanks!
Boy, this is a tricky ? Lots depends on the weather. How hot is it in your area? How warm is the room where they will be stored? Is this cake already stacked and ready for display or are the tiers seperate and will be put together upon arrival? All these factors will help in deciding the answer for y ou. With fresh berries it should not be much more than the 2 hrs you mentioned.
Well, it has been raining the whole week and it's terrible. It's not so hot (around 75 F) but terribly humid. I had a really hard time with fondant this time, it was just tearing, crumbling... not much to do. The cakes are already stacked (and are sweating like crazy while I'm decorating....). They will be delivered to the wedding tent (airconditioned). Thanks kakeladi, I know from forums you are the experienced one...