Buttercream Icing - Wedding Cake - Help!

Decorating By Debs71 Updated 12 Jun 2009 , 1:25am by Deb_

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Debs71 Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 12:29am
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Hi all,

I have my first wedding cake due this Saturday. Thankfully it's a smaller one - 12" & 9" - two 2" layers of each cake. Cakes were baked on Tuesday night. I know I should fill & crumb coat tonight and decorate tomorrow night. Only buttercream... no fondant for this cake. She also wants buttercream filling, so nothing fancy at all.

My questions... should I crumb & ice completely tonight or just crumb? or can I do it all tomorrow - ice & decorate? if I ice completely & stack tonight, I should refridgerate (I'm making the Wilton buttercream - 1/2 butter 1/2 shortening). I'll have to take a few shelves out of my fridge to do this! How long will I have to wait before decorating tomorrow night? I have to work tomorrow during the day until around 6pm. Should I take the cakes out tomorrow morning before work, or wait until tomorrow night?

Thanks in advance for your help... there's lots of questions, I know!!


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kakeladi Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 12:35am
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No need to frig after you crumb &/or ice your cakes.
If you feel like it go ahead and do the whole shebang tonight.

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Debs71 Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 12:54am
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Thanks for responding so quickly!

Do you think it would be ok if I waited and did it all tomorrow? I'm exhausted tonight, for many different reasons, and think I'd be better at it tomorrow.

It's a really simple chocolate cake with white buttercream icing with very minimal design. I'm hoping since it's just two 9" on top of two 12" that there won't/shouldn't be any buldging to worry about?

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Deb_ Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 1:25am
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Sure, just be sure the layers are wrapped really well in plastic wrap.....doing it tomorrow night will be fine.

Good luck, you'll do fine..........remember if you run into any issues there's a ton of help just a keyboard away!

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