Box, wrap, and freeze.
Freeze it now? Will be taking it on the road with me tomorrow for a few hours. I can put it in the fridge then. Is that ok?
Its a pillsbury cake mix. Worried about the sugar paper. Will that melt into the frosting?
the m&m's might weep a bit? the big deal is to make sure it doesn't go through abrupt temperature warm ups -- if you do freeze it -- set it in the fridge overnight to begin thawing -- just fridging it will probably be good --
for a total newbie you made a pretty cool cake!
do you have a piece of the sugar paper leftover so you can freeze/fridge it for a few hours bring it out and see how it does?
Oh thats a good idea to see if the sugar paper will hold up! (making a Flash cake so I have yellow and white for the lighting bolt to be placed on top of the cake. Wanted to add red and yellow m&m's or skittles to fall out upon cutting the cake. Hope that it stays well by Saturday evening.
or could you delay placing the sugar paper until later?
Oh that sounds like a better idea! Thank you!
you're gonna rock this thing
Oh No!! I added a bit of MccCormick Red food coloring to a bit of frosting to see how red it would be and it looks pink!! I read online that its 1/4 tsp to 1 can frosting for Red. Is that true?
no -- you'll only get a weak red with what you have and it will dilute your icing too much -- you need a cake decorator type red to get it red red -- something like this
or like this
Darn, no time to order. Does Wilton Red work?
Wow, I had no idea red would be so complicated! Turned a tub of frosting into something uneatable.
Ran to AcMoore, looking to invert the colors with yellow frosting and red sugar paper on top so the yellow lighting bolt stands out.
Thanks so much for all your advice!! Happy Holidays :)
you're thinking like a cake decorator now -- hahaha there's always another way to get it done --
you're very welcome -- merry christmas happy holidays to you!