Wedding Cake Time Line - Any Suggestions?

Decorating By January202 Updated 25 Jul 2009 , 5:22pm by Rylan

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January202 Posted 25 Jul 2009 , 3:36pm
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I am horrible at judging how long it will take me to accomplish a particular task...

Having said that, I am making my friend's wedding cake for Saturday, August 1st 2009. (Next Saturday!) Any assistance with developing a time line for completing this cake would be greatly appreciated. These are the details:

- Three stacked tiers: 12", 10", and 8".
- All three tiers are covered in marshmallow fondant. Cakes will have buttercream between the layers.
- Cake will have fondant hearts all around it...not flat, cut-out hearts, but rather ones I would roll out long, thin "tubes" of fondant and cut into sections to form the outline of a heart on the side of the cake...hope I explained that well enough for you to get the visual.
- Cake needs to be delivered to a site about a half hour away from me, and by 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
- No topper or anything like that because the florist is adding fresh red roses to the top of the cake. (Do I need to do anything to the top tier in order to accommodate the fresh roses?)

I am all prepped with my SPS to stack and transport the cake!

Thank you all in advance for your advice and assistance with this project. I really want to make a cake that will please my friend and her family!

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Rylan Posted 25 Jul 2009 , 5:22pm
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Go ahead and make a time line--I'll give you a guide. It's really hard to advice because there are a lot of factors. How busy would you be? Are you considering freezing your cakes? Does your recipe do well freezing?

Wednesday, Thursday

-Make buttercream (can be done ahead depending on the recipe), refrigerate (some people don't refrigerate)
-Bake cakes if freezing is not an option, refrigerate if you want--just make sure it is properly sealed
-Make tylose glue


-Torte, fill, let it set
-Crumbcoat, final coat
-Lay fondant


-Finish decorating if needed

Good luck.

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