Hi I have a five tiered wedding cake to make . The problem is the lady wants the cake delivered wed 7th August. The wedding is the 9th August. I am worried if i get all the cakes finished by Tuesday will the be fresh enough to eat by the Friday? I would be butter creaming on the Saturday and apply fondant on the Monday. All the cakes are different flavoured sponges.
I would have told her about the process at the consult — but maybe you didn’t get a chance at that — I guarantee the cake to the cake table, after that all bets are off — it’s out of my hands — so she is going to drive it somewhere after that? potential recipe for disaster —
why does she want it so soon? a lot of peeps think cakes are made day of — she might be one of ‘em?
you have to bake a week ahead of time though where you’ll be icing them six days in advance?
could you at least bake Sunday although that’s still a looong time for them to sit — can you freeze them?
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My first question is do you have enough freezer room to bake ahead and even possibly fill, stack and buttercream then freeze ahead? If so, then your freshness concerns will definitely be reduced a bit since you can keep things frozen until Sunday night.
Is there a reason the customer wants the cake 2 days prior to the wedding?
Do you have a contract stating that you are not responsible for the cake after delivery/pick-up? That is a very large cake to put into the hands of a customer 2 days prior to an event. I can just see issues occurring and the customer expecting you to fix things/reimburse them.
I agree with everyone else, sounds like a recipe for disaster! Personally, I think freshness is the least concern here. It is hard enough for a decorator to transport and set up a large cake and I can't imagine what will happen when people with no experience try it.
Freezing would definitely be your friend, but as has been said, it is not your responsibility, once the cake has been delivered.
Part of being a pro is knowing when to say "no". I would not leave a decorated cake sitting for two days.