How Far In Advance Can You Make Cakes, Fondant And Gumpaste Decorations?

Baking By joannie95 Updated 8 Sep 2019 , 4:02pm by SandraSmiley

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joannie95 Posted 8 Sep 2019 , 2:22am
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I have 2 cakes to make in the same week and they both involve a lot of decorations varying in size. How long can I freeze a plain uncovered cake for and how far in advance can I make fondant and gumpaste decorations and how can I store them.

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BettyA Posted 8 Sep 2019 , 3:28am
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I haven't much experience with gum paste or fondant but if the cake is wrapped really well it will be fine frozen for weeks or even months.. 

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kakeladi Posted 8 Sep 2019 , 5:39am
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Fondant & gp decorations can also be made weeks even months ahead   Just lightly cover to keep them dust free   Don’t tightly cover they might soften if they are not totally dry :(  also keep out of light as much as possible so they don’t fade  

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SandraSmiley Posted 8 Sep 2019 , 4:02pm
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Ditto what Betty and Lynne said!  Even if you fondant decorations need to remain pliable, you can make them and store them in a Ziploc bag for a few days.  They will firm up, but still be flexible enough to easily apply to the cake (such as borders that wrap around the base).

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