How Far In Advance Can I Bake And Decorate A Cake?

Decorating By fuzzbo Updated 11 Nov 2008 , 2:09am by icer101

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fuzzbo Posted 9 Nov 2008 , 11:54pm
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I've run into a scheduling issue with a cake I want to make for a friend. She needs it on a Saturday, I have to be done with it on Wednesday. How far in advance can you make a cake and let it sit out without it affecting the look, taste or 'freshness'? I don't use butter or milk in my Wilton icing recipe. And does freezing change the quality, look, or taste?

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kakeladi Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 12:37am
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That should be fine. If any remains after the event it should be fzn.

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lindambc Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 1:59am
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I make my cakes ahead of time and freeze them. I freeze them after they are decorated also, especially since it gets really hot here. Never had a problem.


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kandu001 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 2:05am
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If you intend on baking it Sunday or Monday and Decorating Tuesday and/or Wednesday, then I would definitely freeze it and not let it sit out, as usually a week tops for cake to be eaten after it is sitting out.

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icer101 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 2:09am
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sometimes , i have to freeze a cake after it is decorated.. i have never had a problem with them.... hth

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