AHi I'm just wondering how early I can start making the tiers of my mums birthday cake. I only have the week days and during the day to make the cake as its a surprise and she lives next door so I need to hide it. I'm just wondering how early I can start? This is my first cake and I'm worried about doing it wrong and not having enough time to fix it...
If you have a freezer, you can start anytime. Wrap the tiers in plastic wrap and defrost them when you're ready to decorate.
Otherwise, for the freshest cake, only 2 days in advance. I bake on Thursday, decorate on Friday and deliver on Saturday.
I have made mud cakes in advance and froze them
. Make sure you wrap it well.
I usually wrap them in greaseproof then a layer of foil then I wrap it up in a towel.
I have done mud cakes 2 to 3 week in advance and I defrost them the night before I want to cover them
That helps heaps....
So my cake is all Mud cake and that's part I was really concerned about. I am not so worried about the fondant part or the decorating.
If I make my tiers and crumb coat them and freeze them they will be ok?
I wanted to put a sugar syrup in between the cakes as well to try and keep them moist. Should I do this to help or not?