Covering Store Bought Cake With Fondant?

Decorating By cardicard Updated 12 Apr 2010 , 7:29pm by cardicard

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cardicard Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 1:42pm
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I want to make different types ( flavours ) of small cakes, for my daughters wedding on May 1st, this year.
Can you use store bought cakes that the date of 'use before' is after the date of the wedding, and cover with fondant now.
So I can keep them for the 1st May as I am also making the wedding cake and doing the catering.
I will upload the picture of the cakes that I would like to do.
Not sure if you will understand what I am saying as I don't know how to explain properly.
Any advice would be appriciated.
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JenniferMI Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 1:53pm
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Hmmmm, interesting question. I would think if the sell by date is after the wedding and they are kept sealed, which the fondant would do... they should be ok. Can you do an experiment and keep one or more for a week or two and taste them along the time frame? I would want to do that. It would not be good if they were stale icon_sad.gif


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Caths_Cakes Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 2:12pm
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i would definately have a practise run first to make sure they arent going to go bad, usually store bought cakes have alot more stabilisers and things in them to stop this, but its still worth a practise run to be certain.

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cardicard Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 7:29pm
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Thanks it's a good idea.
I will try a few this week and keep them for a week.
Then I will ask my family to taste them. If they are ok, I think I will make
them a week before.
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