Please Help- How Far In Advance....

Decorating By anku Updated 11 Oct 2008 , 12:46am by anku

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anku Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 5:15am
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I need help badly to figure out my cakes and travel plans. I'm going on a vacation from Nov 21st- Jan 8th and have two cakes for Jan 11th!!
I need to figure out what all can I make in advance so that when I come back home...all jet lagged I'm not all THAT overwhelmed.

1. Can I bake the cakes in advace and freeze them for that long a period??( Almost 1 1/2 months!)

2. I have to make some fondant sea creatures and animals for the cake and I plan on using sculpy molds. Can I make the fishes and jungle animals in advance and keep them in air tight box? I'll be using MMF.

3. I use Sharon's BC. Can I make that in advance too and freeze it?

Thanks so much for making me figure out this crisis! I really, really need your help.

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bashini Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 8:44am
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Hi, you can bake the cakes and make Sharon's bc and freeaze them. No problem.

MMF figures, you might have to add a little bit of CMC/ tylose to it and make them and you could put them in an airtight box. I haven't made any figures with MMf. So hope someone else can be more helpful.


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mandifrye Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 8:44pm
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I have used mmf for modeling, but I do find that it works better with a little gumpaste mixed in to it. However, it doesn't have to be a 50/50 mixture.

I have made animals a long time in advance and let them dry completely. Once dry, you can store them in an airtight container until needed. Oh, I did notice that sometimes the fondant hardened in a way that made a slightly different texture, but it could have been the gumpaste I was using. It wasn't bad, just different. Also, beware, storing them that long, they will get very fragile and brittle. So, you might want to make extra.


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kakeladi Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 8:52pm
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Yep, as they said......bake now & fz. Wrap well in plastic wrap OR put into a ziploc bag then wrap in foil. It will be just as fresh as if you baked it that dayicon_smile.gif
B'cream fzs well also.

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anku Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 12:46am
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Thank you, Thank you for all the advice and help! I can now feel litttle more relaxed about it.

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