How Long Will A Decorated Cake Stay Fresh?

Baking By emmyatoohlala Updated 26 May 2015 , 5:09pm by mmhassa2

emmyatoohlala Posted 26 May 2015 , 3:24pm
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Hey! I have a customer that wants a bday cake on a Sunday, but I will be busy decorating cupcakes from that Wednesday to Saturday. My question is. . . how long can a decorated cake stay fresh? Could I make/decorate the cake on Monday or Tuesday for the Sunday bday party if it's refrigerated?? 

Thank you so much!!! 

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mmhassa2 Posted 26 May 2015 , 4:49pm
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I dont think I would ruin my name by giving a client a week old cake. How big is the cake?  I would bake it the same day you're baking cupcakes and freeze it. Friday in between working on cupcakes I would frost the entire cake and Saturday decorate and then leave it in the fridge for Sunday pickup. I've learnt breaking up the steps of a cake lets you make multiple cakes for the weekend without being overwhelming. :)

emmyatoohlala Posted 26 May 2015 , 4:55pm
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Thank you! The problem is that on Saturday my sister's having an open house graduation at MY house. =Z 

emmyatoohlala Posted 26 May 2015 , 4:56pm
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It will be an 8" or 10" round cake. 

mmhassa2 Posted 26 May 2015 , 5:09pm
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You'll be fine having the cake fully decorated by Friday at the earliest...any earlier I'd be worried and cakes do pickup other odors/flavours from the fridge. 

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