I am making a wedding cake for a friend in early November , the venue is 3 hours away . The cake is 3 tiers vanilla with strawberry filling with Swiss Meringue Butter cream.
I have only used Swiss Meringue Buttercream twice before and not had to transport it , I am invited to the wedding at staying at the venue. I have a few questions and hope someone can anwser them .
Which option do you feel is best;
1. Transport everything and put it all together at the venue, if so what is the best way to transport the Swiss Meringue Buttercream
2. Transport everything and make the Swiss meringue buttercream at the venue.
3. Leave the same days as the wedding and transport the cake completely frosted and staacked.
4. frost each layer transport it the 3 hours and then stack the cake and add the flowers.
Thank you in advance for your help.
I'd go with option 4. Frost each layer, transport and then stack.
No. 4 seems the best as SMB holds up well and does not need to be refrigerated so long as the egg whites have been cooked to a foodsafe temperature of 160 degrees. You can easily prep the layers the day before, drive to the venue and assemble there. Plus, SMB holds its shape very well and individual prepared layers shouldn't be messed up by the time you arrive. Good luck and have fun!
Definitely option 4. Make sure that your tiers are as cold as possible before boxing them up (a couple hours in a freezer would be good). Keep your vehicle cool - and try to keep the cake boxes out of the sun while in your car (a sunny window can really warm things up. Finally- make sure you have a good repair kit - extra SMBC, bags/tips, spatulas... and, a big shirt or apron to cover your party clothes (or am I the only one who gets as much frosting on me as on the cake?) Oh.. and depending on how tall the cake is.. and the stand and table, you might need a step stool/ladder.