How Long Does Cake Stay Fresh

Decorating By gsturiale1 Updated 5 Feb 2010 , 4:45pm by blessedist

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gsturiale1 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 6:15pm
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I need to make a cake for this sunday feb 7th. How soon can I get started? Is friday too early? or do i have to wait till saturday night?

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cathyscakes Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 6:37pm
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Friday will be fine, I would bake the cakes, and when cool, fill, stack and crumb coat. That will keep the cake moist.
Also it allows time for the cake to settle, and then I would decorate the cake on Saturday. Alot less stress when you can do it this way.

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Mug-a-Bug Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 3:43pm
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I always figure I have 3 days. The cake should be eaten by late the 3rd day (that's just my rule). You have plenty of time.

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_Jamie_ Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 4:27pm
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I made myself a birthday cake, epicurious double chocolate cake with SMBC filling/frosting and MFF on 1-26-10. My mom still had the leftover hunk in the fridge when I stopped by last Tuesday and had a piece straight from the fridge. So moist and dense. Yummers.

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blessedist Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 4:45pm
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I did a little experiment this week. I baked a cake and fully iced it in buttercream on Monday afternoon. I've been eating it all week to see a texture and moistness change. It is still as moist as Monday! I left the cake out of the fridge all week. I'd say a good 3 days would work.

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