Storing Cake

Decorating By BrynnsMom Updated 22 May 2009 , 1:02am by Rylan

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BrynnsMom Posted 22 May 2009 , 12:50am
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My family is throwing my mom a surprise party when I am in town visiting (I live 600 miles away from them!). They would like me to make the cake. The party is scheduled for the middle of my two-week visit, and I cannot bake or decorate at my mom's (where I'm staying). I am very new to this, and I'm not sure what the best approach would be. Any advice would be much appreciated. The cake will be entirely buttercream.

Can I bake the cakes before I leave to drive to my hometown? I was thinking of stopping at my brother's before I get to my mom's and storing the cakes at their house, (although they have 5 kids, so the likelihood of them getting into the cake is high!! icon_biggrin.gif ). Then, sneaking over the morning of or day before the party to decorate it. Will the cake stay fresh? It will need to be baked approx. 9 days before the party. Should it be frozen? Refrigerated?

I'm just not sure what the best approach is.

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Rylan Posted 22 May 2009 , 1:02am
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Yes cake will probably be fresh. Just wrap it in layers of saran/cling wrap andthen put it into a freezers/ziploc bag, breadbags or wrap it in foil. Pop it in the freezer and when you are ready to use it, just defrost it and you are good to go.

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