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Decorating By kirstyx86 Updated 10 Jul 2013 , 7:03pm by kirstyx86

kirstyx86 Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 6:18pm
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Hi, i'm new to this site and was looking for a bit of advice, i have to make a 2 tiered cake for a friend for this saturday, just wondering on people's opinions when would you start the cake and as its covered in buttercream/ ready to roll icing is it ok to store in the fridge?

thank you =) xx

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 6:22pm
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I would have started Monday or Tuesday.  Monday if it's a busy week.  Tuesday if it was the only cake.


Yes.  Some people will recommend putting the cake in a box to prevent condensation.  I find the condensation evaporates quickly.  Sometimes I box, sometimes I don't.  If it is a dark color that may run, I box.


Welcome to the forum.

kirstyx86 Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 6:24pm
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think i should have started a bit earlier then oops lol, i was unsure of how long cakes stayed fresh as i'm new to all of this =)


hehe thank you very much x

DeliciousDesserts Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 6:28pm
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That's my method.  There are plenty of other members who start much later in the week.  I like to fridge overnight between each step so the cake settles.


You can certainly start today.  I would bake today, wrap and chill overnight.  Tomorrow, fill and crumb coat.  Depending on the design either also final coat late tomorrow or the next day.  Some of my designs take a full day of decorating.  I also really like to have the cake finished the day before it's due.  That way, if I hit an emergency or something takes longer than I thought I have some wiggle room.

kirstyx86 Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 6:31pm
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the design i'm doing will take up most of my day so thinking of getting the cakes baked tonight and crumb coated and leave them in the fridge overnight. what would i wrap it with then as i don't have the boxes just yet and only have baking paper here. i know i'm asking a few questions but this is my first 2 tier and making my sons next week aswell so want them to be perfect


thank you for your help =) x

DeliciousDesserts Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 6:43pm
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In that case, bake tonight, wrap with saran wrap, & chill overnight.  Fill tomorrow early morning.  Late tomorrow night, final coat & set overnight.  Friday morning, cover with fondant, stack, & decorate.


Do you have any kind of cardboard box at all?  It doesn't have to be a fancy cake box.  Honestly, you don't even need a box if you the decorations aren't crazy colors that might bleed.  I've used moving boxes & cut the side with an exacto knife.

kirstyx86 Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 6:53pm
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the colours are pale so they wont run, its chocolate cake with a standard choc buttercream so that would be ok to get crumbcoated and chilled for the nite before decorating yea? x

DeliciousDesserts Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 6:58pm
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AOh yes! Buttercream is nice & easy. There's not as much settling and such

kirstyx86 Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 7:03pm
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fab!! thanks so much for your advice its helped a lot =) just hoping the cakes turn out yummy x lol x

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