This is my first post and I am still a "learning the ropes" hobbiest with cakes. I have always done my kids cakes and wanted to learn to do more exciting features but didn't know where to start until I found this website.
I have been searching for an answer to my question but keep getting lost in all the posts and comments that are excellent ideas. This board is so addicting and I don't have time to spend hours searching as my deadline is approaching and I keep getting side tracked.
This Friday we are having a birthday party for my two oldest- they will be 8 and 6 and like always I will be doing their cakes. One wants a football on grass cake and the other a camo hunting and fishing cake. Both will be two layers. I have always done cakes the night before and stayed up all night doing them (then stored in Tupperware cake holders or something similar) or have done them the day of the parties, but with two more elaborate cakes this time, I don't want to wait until Friday to decorate them so I need an idea of a time line. If I take them out of the freezer on Thursday morning and ice and decorate that day will they be okay for Friday night if they won't be stored in a fridge? I don't have room for two cakes that size except for on my countertops. And, if I keep them on my counters, do I need to cover them with something or will they be fine as is. Oh, the icing is bc and the cakes are WASC.
Thanks for any help.
Hi Shanna, if its bc, I don't think you need to put it in the fridge. The other thing is, as I'm from UK, I don't know what's the whether like over there. Hope someone can help you with that.
My house is airconditioned and the weather outside it hot and humid. Would that matter? Also, do I need to keep them covered while on the counter top?
I have another question. I didn't get a chance to crumb coat before freezing. Should I do this before the cakes completely thaw or thaw them out first and then do it?
I like to crumbcoat when the cakes are very cold but not frozen. You may have moisture issues if you ice the frozen cake, or you may not. I think as long as you have air co. the cakes will be fine on the counter.
I am going to take them out of the freezer this morning and crumb coat when almost thawed. Then will decorate after that. Once I finish them, do they need to be covered while on the countertops? I don't have any cakeboxes or containers that will large enough and I live in the sticks so I can't make a quick trip to a store. Closest cake supply store is over 60 miles away.
They don't have to be covered. It's mainly to keep any dust off of the cake and help keep them protected. You could just put them in a place that out of the way so they don't get damaged.
Ditto TracyCakes. You really should not put cake in the refrigerator. Refrigerators will draw the moisture out of them. Unless the cake has a filling that has to be refrigerated, then on the coutner is better.
Thanks so much ladies.