How Long Do Cakes Stay Fresh

Decorating By pennypk10 Updated 22 May 2013 , 12:50am by pennypk10

pennypk10 Posted 19 May 2013 , 9:51am
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Just wondering how long a cake will last once made without being decorated?

And once have been ganached and covered with fondant how long the actual cake is good for?


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mcaulir Posted 19 May 2013 , 11:05am
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It depends what kind of cake you've made.

manddi Posted 19 May 2013 , 12:21pm
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Original message sent by mcaulir

It depends what kind of cake you've made.


ApplegumPam Posted 19 May 2013 , 12:31pm
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How long is a piece of string?


Seriously there are some things in cake decorating that you need to figure out yourself - by testing your own product.


Can't tell you the number of cakes i have made in the name of 'testing' - I know how long they keep for in what conditions - whether they freeze successfully - and how long before mould appears


There are NO shortcuts for somethings - this is ONE of them !


pennypk10 Posted 19 May 2013 , 12:33pm
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AI'm making a few cakes for saturday and I wanted to make them earlier without freezing them if I don't have too. I'm making a caramel mud cake, raspberry cake, choc/ vanilla marble cake and a strawberry mud cake. I was planning on decorating them on fri/ sat.

mcaulir Posted 19 May 2013 , 1:20pm
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My mudcakes last ages. I've had them sitting for a week or more, and they've been fine.


Others will last a couple of days, probably. Freezing won't wreck your cakes, though, if that's your worry. I'd freeze to be on the safe side if you're worried.

pennypk10 Posted 22 May 2013 , 12:50am
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Ok thanks, I'll freeze them just to be safe

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