Originally Posted by Cakepro
The refrigerator isn't typically recommended by whom, pray tell? ALL of my cakes go into the cooler after icing and after decorating - whether buttercream or fondant.
I tell my customers to pitch the cake by day 5. That's just waaaaaay too long IMO. Some cakes do taste better on Day 2 (Italian Cream cake, for example), but there's no way I believe (after 14 years of doing this) that cakes are at their best on days 4 or 5. Yuck.
I find it hard to believe (in almost 6 years), youve never read a thread on CC about refrigeration drying out cake. FACT: air conditioning takes the humidity out. Refrigerators do the same.
You want names? Deb_, bashini, leah_s, classic cake: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-618885-cooler.html
vlin28i, tonedna, Deb_, Bco, bigsisof3kids, SeriousCakes: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-623971-refrigerating.html+dries
melysa, Crimsicle: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-53786-refrigerating.html+dries
just sweet: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-42737-refrigerating.html+dries
SquirrelyCakes, Chefgirl: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=5937&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=refrigerating&&start=15
PinkZiab, backermeister: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-629909-refrigerating.html+dries
icer101, noah mummy, indydebi, leah_s, Davwattie: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-709237-meld.html
DianeLM, cheriej, indydebi: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=697179&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=meld&&start=0
SugarKissesCakery, DeeDelightful, peggyslee: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-705354-moist.html
leily, CWR41: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-697336-moist.html
KASCARLETT, indydebi: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-712053-timeline.html
Im certain you can find hundreds, if not thousands, more.
There are several CC members with 30-50 years experience (myself included), who are generous and gracious to share their experiences and knowledge, as well as offer their opinions and advice (all for free!). If its not well-received, everyone is free to do their own thing and discover what works for them (trial and error).
Yuck, or not, these comments are from people that dont have a problem with cakes older than 3 days, sometimes 8 days, or more, as well as up to 3 weeks!
TitiaM, tmgarcia_98: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=697179&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=meld&&start=15
cakesnglass, CWR41: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-710812-moist.html
nanefy, Dayti, cakeandpartygirl, KiddieKakes, Marianna46: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-713184-timeline.html
Mikel79, CWR41, sugarshack, bethola, pattycakesnj: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-708733-timeline.html
silverdragon, Honeychild, CWR41:
Originally Posted by Cakepro
Sorry to quote you again (you wrote the above post while I was commenting on your previous one) ~ I'm really not picking on you LOL ~ but I have NEVER heard of anyone baking on a Monday or Tuesday for a Saturday event.
If they do, that's so gross!
I know you arent picking on me (I havent claimed to need four or five days to make a cake), but there are many who do require that timeline. Again, there are plenty of threads with similar timelines gross, or not, heres one that popped up on a first page search for the other things:
tcturtleshell, becca0926: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-5937-refrigerating.html+dries