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post #16 of 33
I had the same problem, except I had my cake class on Thursday night. Put the bottom tier in the cake carrier because my instructor had used my cake to show the class how to put in the plastic dowels and then we took it out. I thought it would be better in the cake carrier so that it wouldn't dry out from the hole. The top tier I left out on the counter. Then we went away for the weekend. Got back today and I noticed that the bottom tier was a little sweaty from being in the carrier so I opened it up and it seems fine now. But the top tier had a huge bubble in the side?? icon_cry.gif So what is to blame here? I have a wedding next month were I am delivering the cake 3 days before the wedding, what if this happens then?
post #17 of 33
I have noticed that my icing seems shiny the 2nd day when i make cakes for home and keep them in my cake carrier - is this why??? icon_surprised.gif
post #18 of 33
Yes. Don't put a fondant cake in a tightly sealed container. The humidity and the moisture from the cake and BC underneath will wreck it.
post #19 of 33
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Originally Posted by __Jamie__

Yes. Don't put a fondant cake in a tightly sealed container. The humidity and the moisture from the cake and BC underneath will wreck it.



does the same go for buttercream as well??
post #20 of 33
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Originally Posted by __Jamie__

Yes. Don't put a fondant cake in a tightly sealed container. The humidity and the moisture from the cake and BC underneath will wreck it.



does the same go for buttercream as well??
post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by LittleLamb2

I had the same problem, except I had my cake class on Thursday night. Put the bottom tier in the cake carrier because my instructor had used my cake to show the class how to put in the plastic dowels and then we took it out. I thought it would be better in the cake carrier so that it wouldn't dry out from the hole. The top tier I left out on the counter. Then we went away for the weekend. Got back today and I noticed that the bottom tier was a little sweaty from being in the carrier so I opened it up and it seems fine now. But the top tier had a huge bubble in the side?? icon_cry.gif So what is to blame here? I have a wedding next month were I am delivering the cake 3 days before the wedding, what if this happens then?


icon_eek.gificon_surprised.gif So the cake will be 4 or 5 days old when it is served? That's a long time for a cake to sit out IMO but others may disagree.
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post #22 of 33
It was for my cake class and we were leaving to go camping for the weekend. We have had so much cake lately that we didn't want to eat it right away. We did end up having some on Monday night (4 days later). It was still moist and really good. The fondant must seal it pretty well. Still wondering about the bubble though?
post #23 of 33
I don't know. I just wouldn't ever put any cake in something that couldn't breathe.
post #24 of 33
I was talking about the wedding cake being delivered 3 days before the wedding.
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post #25 of 33
Wow...I never thought about a cake not breathing in a cake carrier! I learn something new here every single day, lol! Oh, I was wondering about delivering 3 days before the wedding also...seems kinda long for a cake to sit uneaten, lol.
post #26 of 33
I told that to the customer and said I couldn't guarantee what the cake would be like but they said they were ok with that. My question was about the bubble in the cake that was not in the carrier not the freshness of the cake itself.
post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by LittleLamb2

I told that to the customer and said I couldn't guarantee what the cake would be like but they said they were ok with that. My question was about the bubble in the cake that was not in the carrier not the freshness of the cake itself.



Sorry about going off topic about freshness...no answer for your bubble, but sometimes there are no answers...cakes have a mind of their own it seems icon_lol.gif
post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by LittleLamb2

I had the same problem, except I had my cake class on Thursday night. Put the bottom tier in the cake carrier because my instructor had used my cake to show the class how to put in the plastic dowels and then we took it out. I thought it would be better in the cake carrier so that it wouldn't dry out from the hole. The top tier I left out on the counter. Then we went away for the weekend. Got back today and I noticed that the bottom tier was a little sweaty from being in the carrier so I opened it up and it seems fine now. But the top tier had a huge bubble in the side?? icon_cry.gif So what is to blame here? I have a wedding next month were I am delivering the cake 3 days before the wedding, what if this happens then?



I don't want to jack the thread, but it seems like the OP was answered...

Make sure your cake settles before decorating it, put something heavy-ish on top if you have to. trim, cover it in fondant. be very meticulous to make there are no bubbles at this time. poke them with an exacto or something if you have them.

I've done a couple of cakes that had to sit out for a while, not for a customer, all family cakes that we toted along on vacation, and when they were served, everyone said it was the best cake they ever had. And they were still really moist and tasty.
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post #29 of 33
Well, in the case of delivery of a cake that won't be served for several days, you can always put it in the fridge, uncovered. The main thing is to make sure that your customer knows that you will not guarantee the freshness of the cake if it is delivered that early. That covers you if there is a spoilage or any other kind of problem.
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post #30 of 33
I've been making buttercream cakes and putting them in clear plastic boxes for over 20 years. I present the cake to my client in the cake box and they return the box to me sometime in the next few days, sometimes a week. They tell me they love the box because it keeps the cake from drying out, and if they have leftovers, the last piece is just as moist and delicious as the first, even days later. I have never...I repeat...NEVER ...had any issues of shininess or anything falling off because the cake was in the plastic carrier/cakebox. I don't do fondant, so I can only assume this is a fondant issue.
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