Leaving Crumb Coated Cake Out Overnight

Decorating By Tiffycher1 Updated 22 Aug 2014 , 1:35pm by FrostedMoon

Tiffycher1 Posted 21 Aug 2014 , 2:57pm
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I have to make a 12x18 sheet cake to be delivered on Saturday morning. I wanted to bake and crumb coat the cake late Thursday afternoon, and decorate the cake Friday. My freezer is too small for the cake to fit. I was wondering would it be okay to leave the cake out overnight if I wrap the crumb coated cake really well with plastic wrap?

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-K8memphis Posted 21 Aug 2014 , 5:50pm
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kakeladi Posted 22 Aug 2014 , 1:45am
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Sure.  No problem as long as it is well crumb coated.

ruellesmith Posted 22 Aug 2014 , 1:51am
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Yes you can. I used to do that before when my freezer was too small to fit the cake. I just made sure to securely wrap plastic around it and it's always fine in the morning.

Tiffycher1 Posted 22 Aug 2014 , 12:41pm
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Thanks guys!

FrostedMoon Posted 22 Aug 2014 , 1:35pm
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To clarify, if there is any sort of filling that needs to be refrigerated, the answer is no.  I know I'm in the minority for filling even a sheet cake, but thought I'd throw it out there.


Also, if you are crumb coating it with frosting that needs refrigeration, say like a cream cheese based frosting, it does need to be refrigerated.  I would stick with something like an American Buttercream if you need to leave it out.


Good luck with your cake!

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