I am new to baking and cake decorating, so in order to keep my cake fresh I usually start decorating the night before the event and find myself staying up until 4am sometimes and rushing the next day to get things done. I know my cakes would come out so much better if I had more time.
These are my concerns:
After covering a cake with fondant can I put it back in the fridge? If so, is there anything I should be doing to it before doing so.
I've heard of cakes taking three days to decorate and I just wonder how the cake is stored when it is not being decorated.
There is no need to wait until the night before. You can bake up to 3 days before and once it is covered w/icing (fondant or b'c)it will stay fresh w/o refrigeration. Actually refrig'ing makes the cake dry out faster! Store in a cool, dry place where it won't be in the way.
Ditto. The ONLY reason to refrigerate a cake is if you have used a perishable filling. I don't use those.
Thank you! Can you give me some examples of non- perishable fillings? I am not sure if what I use is perishable. I've left it out for a day as an experiment and it seemed fine, but I'm not sure.
I usually use Frostin Pride (non-dairy whipped cream).
The sleeved fillings are shelf stable.