How Long Will A Cake Last??

Decorating By Kitty5Kat Updated 19 Jan 2011 , 7:00pm by Kitty5Kat

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Kitty5Kat Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 6:22am
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This is my first time posting a topic on the site so I hope I don't seem ridiculous in asking this question but here goes.

I have a customer who is wanting me to make a cake for her husband's birthday party. I have done all of her cakes in the past but I will be out of town at the time of this particular event. She insists that she is okay with me doing the cake before I leave, however, I will be leaving on Monday and the event is Saturday. I know that a cake that is refrigerated can last a 3-4 days but does anyone know exactly how long a cake with buttercream dirty icing and fondant covered could actually last? 6 days just seems long to me.

Thanks for your help!

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NanaSandy Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 6:35am
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Not sure if this helps, but I usually bake and crumb coat on Wednesday for a Saturday/Sunday delivery. My cakes are always moist and family/friends always say how good they are! HTH

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scp1127 Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 8:37am
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I would definitely use an enhanced box mix. I am a scratch baker and very few of my cakes are able to maintain their freshness that long. The enhanced ones don't seem to deteriorate in taste and texture.

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Kitty5Kat Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 7:00pm
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Thanks everyone! My customer wanted me to do the cake so badly she moved up the date of the party. So now I don't have to worry about the freshness of the cake. I am so excited.

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