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post #16 of 31

I honestly would have taken off the fondant and frozen the frosted & filled tiers.  I have frozen baked cakes and frosting on numerous occassions.  I initially did a test with my freezer and unknowing family and friends to see how fresh the cakes were as much as 6 wks out.  No one had any clue they weren't freshly baked! Even when put up against a cake that was freshly baked!!! Pull it out a the evening before you plan to decorate and let it thaw naturally on the counter and add the fondant and decorations.

 

You have a great attitude about it! I am sure next weeks cake will be as marvelous as this one!

Today you are as old as you have ever been & yet you will never be this young again.....live each day to the fullest!

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Today you are as old as you have ever been & yet you will never be this young again.....live each day to the fullest!

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post #17 of 31
Your cake was absolutely adorable. ...with all the pieces to put back on I'm sure next weeks will be just as fabulous. Sorry you're losing $$ on the deal.
post #18 of 31

Sorry I didn't get to answer you earlier. 

 

There is absolutely NO reason why you couldn't have frozen the entire decorated cake and still have it look and taste great next week.

 

Box it, wrap the box in plastic wrap & foil. Put the wrapped box in the refrigerator the day before pick up.  Several hours before pick up, put the wrapped box on the counter.  Unwrap the box right before pick up. 

post #19 of 31
Thread Starter 

I initially went with the box/saran wrap/foil wrap/freeze idea...then thought "it is not HER fault that I screwed up the dates - she deserves a fresh cake"  So - I pulled it out & pulled it apart.  Ah well....Better that I was a week too early, than a week too late, right?  Just kills me that I'm losing $$.  :/

post #20 of 31
Oh my! It was an absolutely gorgeous cake though!
post #21 of 31
That is a beautiful cake. I'm so sorry that happened. It would eat at me if I didn't do a fresh cake. If I was super busy I'd try to freeze it. Hey, practice makes perfect. It's not the 1st time this has happened to someone and it won't be the last. icon_smile.gif
post #22 of 31
That is a beautiful cake. I'm so sorry that happened. It would eat at me if I didn't do a fresh cake. If I was super busy I'd try to freeze it. Hey, practice makes perfect. It's not the 1st time this has happened to someone and it won't be the last. icon_smile.gif
post #23 of 31

Truth?  You could have frozen the whole thing.  I did a HUGE cake for a child's birthday party last year and the child ended up getting sick so they had to postpone his party until the next weekend.  I told him to put it in the box and cover the box with plastic wrap and foil.  They froze the cake (which had a ton of fondant decorations on it) and thawed it out the day of the party.  They said it tasted totally fresh and moist. 

post #24 of 31

I have to ask-how did you make the coral on that?

post #25 of 31

So sorry for you but I LOVE the cake!

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post #26 of 31
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I made the coral by rolling out MMF, cutting it into odd shapes and then using a large piping tip to cut holes in it - then I laid the pieces over crumpled paper towels.  

 

On the positive side of things - after finishing the cake I realized that I really wanted to add some luster dust/shimmer to some of the pieces to give a more girly/underwater feel to it.  I chose not to because I only wanted the sparkle on a few pieces and I was afraid I would get it all over the cake if I tried to add it tp the pieces already on the cake.  SO...now that I've yanked off all the pieces, I can add my luster dust that I wanted.  

 

See!  I knew I would find that dang silver lining! icon_rolleyes.gif

post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by dukeswalker View Post

I made the coral by rolling out MMF, cutting it into odd shapes and then using a large piping tip to cut holes in it - then I laid the pieces over crumpled paper towels.  

 

On the positive side of things - after finishing the cake I realized that I really wanted to add some luster dust/shimmer to some of the pieces to give a more girly/underwater feel to it.  I chose not to because I only wanted the sparkle on a few pieces and I was afraid I would get it all over the cake if I tried to add it tp the pieces already on the cake.  SO...now that I've yanked off all the pieces, I can add my luster dust that I wanted.  

 

See!  I knew I would find that dang silver lining! icon_rolleyes.gif

Thank you-I will have to remember that and try that as I practice...:)

post #28 of 31

This cake is great! The next one will be even better thumbs_up.gif...You saved all ornaments, that's most important /few monts ago I did Nemo cake too...most of my time I spend making ornaments/  icon_biggrin.gif

post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by AnnieCahill View Post

Truth?  You could have frozen the whole thing.  I did a HUGE cake for a child's birthday party last year and the child ended up getting sick so they had to postpone his party until the next weekend.  I told him to put it in the box and cover the box with plastic wrap and foil.  They froze the cake (which had a ton of fondant decorations on it) and thawed it out the day of the party.  They said it tasted totally fresh and moist. 

Good to know!! I just asked if fondant could be frozen on another post. I always freeze my stacked iced cakes so I can work ahead of time and not feel so stressed when decorating. All this rain here in Fl is causing a grad party to be postponed and I have already started working on the cake that was scheduled for pick up tomorrow morning. I was just going to donate it though to a daycare or something. Btw, that's how I got started. Practicing and donating to fire houses, pediatrician office, daycare, salon. That's the ticket right there!!
post #30 of 31
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Originally Posted by AnnieCahill View Post

Truth?  You could have frozen the whole thing.  I did a HUGE cake for a child's birthday party last year and the child ended up getting sick so they had to postpone his party until the next weekend.  I told him to put it in the box and cover the box with plastic wrap and foil.  They froze the cake (which had a ton of fondant decorations on it) and thawed it out the day of the party.  They said it tasted totally fresh and moist. 

I've had the same thing happen to me & the cake was absolutely delicious.

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