I'm wondering how everyone stores their buttercream wedding cakes. I am making my daughter's wedding cake and am wondering if I should refrigerate it or leave out the day before. I am planning on using fillings that do not require refrigeration.
Thanks in advance for the help.
You should be fine either way. I personally like keeping my cakes in the fridge and setting them out a couple hours before they’re needed.
That being said, I’ve never done anything as big as a wedding cake, either.
I keep all of my cakes refrigerated until I am ready to deliver them. If they are large, tiered cakes, I store and transport them unstacked, then assemble at the venue. I even keep my husband and my personal cakes refrigerated, out of habit, I think.
It will be a lot easier to handle your buttercream cake if it is chilled and it only takes a short time for it to come to room temp.
Sandra :: You keep your husband refrigerated?? HAHAHAHA
When I did the majority of my work it was before this site and others was popular (back in the '80s & '90s) & I didn't know about chilling cakes for delivery. They did fine - and some were delivered as much as 50 miles away. Yes, there were a very few 'accidents' that probably would have not happened if the cake was well chilled. It also depends I think on what your wheather is like. Is it HOT in the summer (today here it is 100 degrees F) or is a more normal temp average around 70 where you are? Don't worry about a b'cream cake sweating when taken out of the frig. Just do NOT touch it or try to wipe the sweat away - just let it evaporate on it's own - it'll be just fine :)
Baaahahaha! Caught my poor grammar, did you kakeladi! Sorry. There have been times that I thought he needed to be refrigerated, but alas, he is too big, lol!
Thanks everyone for the advice!