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how long can you start a cake project

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

I want to know i have to make serva cakes this weekend coming up .I find myself making cake the night before and wind up staying up all night.Is there a time frame where I can start and the cake will be ok to serve ...how long do I have before the cake is no edible anymore plesae help....

post #2 of 21

You can bake ahead and freeze.  You can also start making buttercream now and store it in the fridge.  You can also fill and crumbcoat and then freeze.  You can also freeze fully decorated cakes.  :)

post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 

Thanks so much..... for your advise.. my freezer is so small :( ...  but I'll do it .....do I have to Thor it before putting the fondant? 

post #4 of 21

Yes I would make sure everything is thawed before decorating.

post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 

I JUST READ FULLY DECORATED ONES? FONDANT WON'T CRACK

post #6 of 21

Shoot, I don't know why you would have such a problem! Someone in my area claims to bake everything fresh the MORNING of the events, giant towering creations, so step it up why dontcha?icon_lol.gif

post #7 of 21
LMBO @ AZ!!! Your silly...
post #8 of 21

Morning of is actually pretty slow. On TV giant towering creations take only 60 mins, less ad breaks. icon_lol.gif

post #9 of 21
For a Saturday cake, I start on Monday. I make all my cakes and freeze them. Gum/sugarpaste on Tuesday.
Buttercream and modeling on Wednesday.
Fill, ganache, and fondant on Thursday. Decorate on Friday.

I have 3 little ones, so when I do everything, it's mostly at night. I'm sure you could do more in a day. I can't without getting batty. This is a hobby for me, so I try not to stress myself out.

Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by princesscris View Post

Morning of is actually pretty slow. On TV giant towering creations take only 60 mins, less ad breaks. icon_lol.gif


Hahaha!

post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by AZCouture View Post

Shoot, I don't know why you would have such a problem! Someone in my area claims to bake everything fresh the MORNING of the events, giant towering creations, so step it up why dontcha?icon_lol.gif


Bwa hahahhahaha

 

I proudly tell my customers that I bake the Weds or Thurs of their event, throw it in the freezer pretty quickly to trap all that moisture that keeps it from drying out.  They seem to like that idea!  And the fact that it's only frozen for a night or two makes them say, "Oh, OK...that's cool with me!"

Aah, cake. . .the 5th food group!!
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post #12 of 21

This may be a silly question, but how are you storing your cakes in the freezer? Do you allow them to cool completely before putting them in the freezer? Would it be better to store in the fridge if it's just a couple of days in advance? Oh, and how long do you let a frozen cake set out to thaw before decorating it? Thanks in advance!

post #13 of 21

Best to freeze as soon as they are cool. Wrap in plastic wrap and make sure you thaw out before trying to decorate. If you just put them in the refrigerator, they may dry out because of the air or absorb odors.

post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 

Thanks ladies for all the input.. Well I know now that I can freeze cake. Up to how many day is it good to stay in the frezzer is another ? that ? has not been answered yet. As for doing it the same day I have done that but now I'm getting 4 to five cake orders for the weekends .....so I think I have stepped up my game getting great responds and orders. I just want to get rest when I need to and not do all nighters ...

post #15 of 21
If you have them wrapped well...I'd say you can leave them in for a month. I usually make them a week ahead, bake and immediately wrap and freeze. I used to be kinda skeptical of that method, but it really makes the cake moist. I really hate that word. Sorry.lol
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