Long Party - Does Cake Sit Out The Whole Time?

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GinaJuarez Posted 12 Jul 2005 , 7:01pm
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This may be a dumb question (I know, I know, there is no dumb question), but during wedding reception and long parties, do the cakes sit out on the cake table the whole time? The anniversary party I am making my first big cake for is going to start at 2p and they are not planning on serving cake until at least 7. It is an inside event, but the doors are going to be open, and I am afraid of flies and dust and that type of stuff getting to the cake. Also, I am afraid if the icing drying out. It is going to be covered in buttercream (probably the 100% crisco, but not quite sure yet). My mom wants to just set the cake up around 6, and then serve it at 7p. but i want people to see it, dag nab it!!!!! icon_lol.gif I just need so cake expert opinion here please icon_smile.gif

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peg818 Posted 12 Jul 2005 , 7:04pm
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yes, it usually sits out, unless there is a reason it has to be refridgerated.

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kakesbyrobin Posted 12 Jul 2005 , 8:08pm
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Not to mention that if you wait until 6 you will have lotsa people wanting to help.

Myself,I would want to set up before the croud gathers.

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APCakes Posted 12 Jul 2005 , 8:22pm
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Same here! There's nothing more frustrating than a lot of well-meaning helpers! icon_smile.gif

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Bubbles Posted 12 Jul 2005 , 8:25pm
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Since it is indoors it should be fine set up that long. As long as you are not using a whipped cream type of frosting. Plus, you don't to have to try to set up the cake in the middle of the party. You will end up smelling like frosting the rest of the night. Plus, that way people can admire your work all night long.

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GinaJuarez Posted 12 Jul 2005 , 8:28pm
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I love getting to tell my mom that I was right thumbs_up.gif hahahaha Thank you everybody !!

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sheilaattaway Posted 13 Jul 2005 , 3:33am
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Most not all wedding, you will stress more than the wedding party. The first impression is important. But the bride and groom are going to be nervous and usually dont pay attention to the cake at all but the people looking at them when they cut it. I would let the party know that dust and flys may be a problem, but remember that once the cake is set up, your worries are over. Nothing more you can do. Good luck

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flayvurdfun Posted 13 Jul 2005 , 6:57am
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Just remember sugar acts as a preservative. If your cake doesnt have milk poured on it like a three milks cake, you should be fine. Now here's a question. Couldn't the cake sit out in a shaded room???? See, I went to a wedding/reception that had the cake in like a foyer in the house where the wedding/reception took place OUTSIDE, but the cake couldn 't be missed, and it isn't outside in the sun.

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