Altitude Change After Baking.

Decorating By sunshine1788 Updated 29 Jan 2013 , 4:52pm by sunshine1788

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sunshine1788 Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 5:05am
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Hi All,


I have a client who is getting married up a canyon, but doesn't want to use the on-site baker.  The owner of the Inn told her that the altitude change may cause problems if she uses a baker from down in the valley.  The altitude change is approximately 1500 feet. 


Have you ever heard of any issues after baking the cake?  I would be baking it here in my kitchen as usual and then delivering which I don't think should cause any changes.  None that I have ever heard of or that I can find anyway.  Is the owner just trying to scare her into using his baker or is there actual reason for concern?  Anything I should do to prevent problems?


Thank you!


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jason_kraft Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 5:45am
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AChemical leavening and evaporation happens more quickly at higher altitudes, but once the baking is complete moving the finished product to a higher altitude shouldn't change anything, assuming you can get the cake up the winding canyon roads in one piece.

High-altitude baking changes usually don't kick in until you get above 3000ft anyway.

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karensjustdessert Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 11:51am
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No, the Inn owner is grasping at straws.

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gbbaker Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 2:58pm
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You won't have any problem.  I live in the Rockies and have gone from 4000 feet to 8000 feet in elevationwith a wedding cake  without a problem.

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kakeladi Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 12:12am
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I have often done cakes with that change and not had a problem.  Yes, it's possible there might be some mishap but I almost never experienced them.  I have had a few develope fondant 'farts' (air bubbles) but that happens even without elevation changes. 

I feel the Inn people are just trying to scare the bride into using them:)

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Elcee Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 3:17am
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Yep, I concur with the problem.

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sunshine1788 Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 4:52pm
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Thank you!  I figured it was ok, but this definitely improves my confidence in telling her it's ok. :)


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