Will My Cake Last Until Saturday?

Decorating By sunshine1531 Updated 25 Jun 2014 , 6:07am by maybenot

sunshine1531 Posted 24 Jun 2014 , 6:41pm
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So I know this question has been asked a lot before, and I have read those forums too, I just keep going back and forth about what to do...

 

If I make and decorate a cake late tonight in american buttercream frosting, will it still taste fresh on Saturday if left at room temperature? I unfortunately can't make it on wed or thurs night because of working 12 hour night shifts and the customer wants to pick it up on Friday morning and then eat it on Saturday.  I'm just worried about it getting hard and dry or having a stale taste???

 

Any advice would be much appreciated!! Thanks!

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lorillc Posted 24 Jun 2014 , 7:51pm
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I just did this a few weeks ago.  I used the WASC recipe and they said the cake was great!

MimiFix Posted 24 Jun 2014 , 9:30pm
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Originally Posted by sunshine1531 
 

If I make and decorate a cake late tonight in american buttercream frosting, will it still taste fresh on Saturday if left at room temperature? 

 

Taste fresh? Sorry, but four days is a long time to sit at room temp. Acceptable, perhaps. Fresh, I don't think so.

sunshine1531 Posted 25 Jun 2014 , 3:06am
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would it be better if I put it in the fridge? I keep reading different opinions on whether to place in the fridge or leave room temp. I have read on here that the fridge will dry the cake out, so that's why I was wondering if room temp would be better or not?

leah_s Posted 25 Jun 2014 , 3:15am
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AFrankly id freeze it for a couple of days.

maybenot Posted 25 Jun 2014 , 6:07am
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Box it & wrap the box in saran & foil.  Freeze.  24hrs. b/4 delivery, place wrapped box in fridge.  A few hours b/4 delivery, place wrapped box on counter.  Right b/4 display, remove cake from box.  It'll be just like the day it was made with little to no sweating.

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