I am just getting back into baking and decorating cakes. When doing a wedding cake I like to bake the cake a day or 2 before assembling and crumb coating. I usually wrap and refrigerate before assembling and crumb coating. I just do not remember if it is easier to torte my layers before refrigerating or after refrigerating when ready to assemble and crumb coat.
What works best for you?
It really is a personal choice Cold cake probably cuts better/easier Freezing is good rather than frig’ing even if just over night as It helps spread the moisture in the cake & keeps it fresh Wrap as usual unless it will be in the fzr longer than a few days—then it needs to be wrapped better:)
like kakeladi said it’s an individual decision — the day I bake I have enough icing ready so that I can torte and fill on that same day for two reasons —
one is so I can get the mess behind me — and then I’m free and clear to concentrate on the expressive part of creating the beauty — and I wrap the torted filled cakes like mummies in three layers — two layers of plastic wrap and then slid and sealed into those Reynolds baking bags that are used for roasts and turkeys— so none of the goodness escapes into the freezer — and vice versa —
when it’s time to proceed i remove the wrappings immediately, brush off the crystals before they melt into the cake — then frost the cake and hold in refrigeration after that all the way through climate controlled delivery —