How Far In Advance Buttercream Cake

Decorating By nbrockman Updated 14 Feb 2016 , 7:16pm by Magda_MI

nbrockman Posted 14 Feb 2016 , 1:42am
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How far in advance can a buttercream wedding cake be done? If the wedding is Saturday, can I finish the cakes Thursday night? Thank you. 

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leah_s Posted 14 Feb 2016 , 4:27am
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I always finished Saturday delivery cakes on Friday night  Thursday was for crumb coating and settling.

kakeladi Posted 14 Feb 2016 , 5:48am
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If at all possible, follow Leah.  Remember, a cake is fresh for 3 days.  This includes the time decorating it.  So if finished on Thursday, by Sat it starting to dry out.  Any leftovers will not last very long either.   Having said that, I have had cake (mostly scraps) in my frig for up to 10 days and felt they were just a good as the 1st day :)  

Magda_MI Posted 14 Feb 2016 , 7:16pm
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A cake mix based cake will keep longer than a scratch cake, and could give you a little more leeway if you needed it.  I use doctored mixes, and if I need more time to decorate, I often bake and crumb coat on Wednesday, then spend Thursday and Friday icing and decorating for Saturday.  Leftovers are still good for several days after that, but I limit myself to 3 days before the event at most.

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