Hi there! I've made a few cakes for my kids birthdays but usually have to stay up most of the night to have them done for the party in the mornings. I'd like to get a headstart this time so I won't be tired at the party. The party is in 3 days and I have already baked the layers and put them in the freezer. My plan is to take them out of freezer, level them, crumb coat, apply buttercream icing, and then add the writing and marshmallow fondant accents.
Can I crumb coat tonight and then leave the cake in the fridge for 2 days? Then the night before apply the icing and the decorations?
If I do refrigerate the crumb coated cake, what is the best way to keep it from getting dried out? And do I need to let it warm up before I apply the buttercream icing?
Thanks so much!!