AHello I am new here but have read many post for research. I have a few questions and all advice will be appreciated
I will be baking a cake for my daughter 2nd birthday and will like to do a 2 tier cake, 9 in and 6 in. I will be making the cake from a box mix (duncan hines french vanilla) but instead of water I will be using milk. The party will be on a Saturday at 3:00pm, so if anyone can help me with my timeline. The 9 in cake will be decorated with the rose swirl method and i will do 4 rows and the 6 in will be smooth bc.
The morning of the party I just want to assemble and decorate the cake. So when should i bake the layers? If I freeze the layers how long does the cake have to be out to be ready to eat? I read that working with frozen layers are easier to handle. Also how many wood dowels will I need in my 9 in cake to support the 6 in (the cake will not need to be traveled).
Have anyone tried the Duff bavarian cream filling? Is the taste good?
SORRY so long of a post, thanks in advance for all info.
You can bake a few days ahead and freeze. Â You'll freeze the "blanks" or just the cake layers. Â Pull them out of the freezer and you can go ahead and fill them and prepare them for settling.
Make your bc a couple days ahead also.
I dont' use dowels - I use SPS. Â More info on that inj my signature line at the bottom of this post.
You should have your cake completed the night before the party. Â Don't add to your stress by doing it on the day of.
AOkay, will this tineline be good.
Wed.-bake cake layers and freeze. Do i freeze them while they are still warm or once they have cooled?
Fri.- night take cake out freezer, level, and fill. How long does the cake have to settle before i can crumb coat and decorate?
What will be the best way to store the bc if I make it Wed.?
Thank you for you advice
AI give cakes 12hours/overnight to settle. Back your ti mms Elaine up by a day. Depending on your bc you store it in a container on the counter or in the fridge. Search for a thread titled My Latest Trick for info on settling cake.
AOk thank you so much for your help