Depending where you are as to what you call it !
3 Tier wedding cake, rich fruit - marzipanned already, on pillars as a wedding cake should be.
When the icing is applied - how long will it last on the cake before deteriorating / drying / shrinking / cracking ?
How soon before the wedding can the icing be applied .............
Sorry I don't know the answer but I would be interested in knowing this as well...
I don't know the official "rules", but I covered the wedding cake I made Friday for a wedding on Saturday. I have the leftovers of the cake here (was a free cake for a friend and had half of it left) and the half that is left looks great! I have had fondant covered cakes out for days, as long as you know how long your "filling" can stand being at room temp!
Thanks for the replies so far, my fruit cakes should be ok for a while, I made them a shade under 1 year ago, as I like them well matured !
I do this with all 'heavy' fruit cakes I have to make like Christmas cakes and they taste great, I do feed and re wrap them regularly though !