AI've read so many threads about this and I am SO confused! I am making a two tier fondant cake for my nephew's birthday. I am going out of town 5 days before his party. How should I store it? The cake will be covered with mmf and have some mmf decorations. I'll also have a 3d turtle fondant topper that doesn't have to be stored with the cake. I'm so nervous about leaving the cake for 5 days. Someone else will be delivering the cake so when I leave on Wednesday I won't be seeing the cake again. What are the instructions I should leave with the cake? THANKS IN ADVANCE!
I never refrigerate my MMF covered cakes. Even refrigerated I am concerned with a 5 day old cake but that is personal preference.
For 5 days, you really need to freeze the finished cake. Supply the topper, un-frozen, in a separate box.
Place the finished cake in a cardboard box and wrap the box in saran wrap and a layer of foil. Freeze. 24hrs. b/4 display, place still wrapped box in fridge. A few hours b/4 display, place still wrapped box on counter [larger cakes need a longer time] to come to room temp. Right b/4 display, remove cake from box.
When done this way, the condensation goes to the box & not the cake, so the cake isn't sticky/shiny and looks & tastes just made.