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Decorating By TickleMySweetTooth Updated 18 Apr 2010 , 7:07pm by TickleMySweetTooth

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TickleMySweetTooth Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 3:41am
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Hey all,

So the big day is tomorrow.. LOL
My friends little girls Birthday party icon_smile.gif

I can't remember, I have not decorated a cake in YEARS!
But can I frost/decorate tonight and refrigerate?
I really wanted to get up tomorrow am and do it..
BUT my husband took a double shift.. which means I have no help with our 1 year old in the am.. So I'm not sure if I can swing it all..

I'm using a 1/2 crisco 1/2 butter Buttercream if that helps any icon_smile.gif

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SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 3:50am
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I have done it before in a pinch... I don't usually like to refrigerate cakes, but mine turned out okay icon_biggrin.gif
Hope this helps.

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cheatize Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 4:10am
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With the buttercream recipe you list, it doesn't need refrigerated unless you have a perishable filling.
Yes, go ahead and do it all tonight, IMO.

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LaBoulangerie Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 4:21am
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I feel your pain! Had to do cakes the night before many a time. I use buttercream that is 1/2 shortening and 1/2 butter, too. You can do it either way, depending on your filling. It will be just fine if you leave it at room temperature, and will be fine if you put it in the fridge! Bonne chance!

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mamawrobin Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 5:12am
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You're braver than me icon_lol.gif I wouldn't wait until the night before it's due to decorate. I'd have at least had it ready by this evening for tomorrow. I usually have my cakes decorated at least 10 hours before they're due in case I run into any trouble.

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brea1026 Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 5:24am
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I see this question a lot and it confuses me. I ALWAYS refrigerate my cakes- always always always. I even keep my fridge turned down to the very lowest setting! My biggest expense in my new cake business (which starts monday!!! Yikes!) was my double door stainless steel refrigerator.

I am in AZ, so maybe where you are is different. I don't have to deal with humidity often here- obviously =0), so I am not sure if that is the main factor in keeping people from refrigerating their cakes.

Good luck though!!! I too have a little one- he is 19 months and a monster when I am trying to decorate!

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TickleMySweetTooth Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 7:07pm
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thanks so much! I did get it finished last night.. so that HELPED A LOT this am!
Turned out cute! I hope the Birthday girl likes!

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