Hello all, I have a wedding on Friday and I've already baked and froze most of the tiers except the bottom tier which is the biggest....so big it doesn't fit in my freezer. I baked this tier on Monday night and plastic wrapped it very tightly. Will this cake remain fresh for Friday? I haven't put it in the refrigerator, although it will fit, but I was concerned that the fridge would dry it out. My gut says I'm good leaving out and plastic wrapped, but just wanted a second opinion. Thanks in advance.
Thanks CakeDiva, I figured I was good, but I just wanted some reassurance! :)
I might do it for family, but not for a paying customer. You can usually put a big tier, wrapped, back into it's pan and stand it up sideways in the freezer.
I'd at least put it in the fridge.
Sorry I don't mean to hijack your thread but as Leah is on and I always read her posts (Finally ordered sps btw and it's on the way - I'll let you know how it goes). Anyway, my question is will a cake from the freezer ganached on thursday, covered in fondant on friday be ok for sunday?
Just to clarify, I'd cover in ganache thursday evening.
i always ask myself when baking cakes would you pay for a cake that is 4 days old from a bakery....my answer is always no.....but that is just me...i try and bake my cakes no more than 2 days in advance if i cant get them into the freezer or fridge....unless it is a fruit cake and you have plenty of maturing time...butter cakes or sponge or pound cakes no more than 2 days for me...sorry but that is just me. i have had some baaaad cakes from people who bake them on mondays for friday or even the week end...i dont think it is fair to the customer and i also dont think it is fair to you if your cakes end up being dry....
it takes a long time to get a good name for your cakes but it only takes a couple of people with bad tasting or dry cakes to take that good name away.....good luck
No more than 3 days in the fridge...
I was told by family members who worked for major national bakery chains, that they baked and froze their cakes for up to 30 days before removing from the freezer. I could never do that, but Monday for Friday? Most definitely, especially if it a mud cake.
AI bake on Monday or Tuesday for Friday & Saturday. I fridge but don't freeze.
I wouldn't do it. If you can bake and freeze it for a couple of days, ok. But I would not just leave it out wrapped in plastic (even tightly). Or put it in the fridge.
AI everyone, i'm new on here also, would you give me the benefit of your experience please, i,m making a wedding cake for next sat, planning to bake thecakes on wed and crumbcoat also, then ice thurs and finish on f
ASent that too early or wasit my pudding fingers? I meant to finish off on fri?that ok do you think?
That should be fine, Nanny - just wrap in plastic and stick it in the fridge until you're ready on Thursday.
AThank you kearniesue, always welcome a 2nd opinion, its only my 2nd ever wedding cake, so pressures on for this week, arrrgh.