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Will a Monday cake stay fresh for Friday?

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Hello all, I have a wedding on Friday and I've already baked and froze most of the tiers except the bottom tier which is the biggest....so big it doesn't fit in my freezer. I baked this tier on Monday night and plastic wrapped it very tightly. Will this cake remain fresh for Friday? I haven't put it in the refrigerator, although it will fit, but I was concerned that the fridge would dry it out. My gut says I'm good leaving out and plastic wrapped, but just wanted a second opinion. Thanks in advance.

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Yes it should be fine. I did a  several cakes on a Friday for a Monday and they we're fine. but just make sure it's in cool place at room tempeture..... 

I made this Friday night late it was picked up Monday for a Baby Shower on Tuesday!! It was great!!

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Thanks CakeDiva, I figured I was good, but I just wanted some reassurance! :)

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I might do it for family, but not for a paying customer.  You can usually put a big tier, wrapped, back into it's pan and stand it up sideways in the freezer.

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I'd at least put it in the fridge.

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I might do it for family, but not for a paying customer.  You can usually put a big tier, wrapped, back into it's pan and stand it up sideways in the freezer.


I'd do this (what leah suggests), plus it's going to taste so much better once it's been frozen.

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Sorry I don't mean to hijack your thread but as Leah is on and I always read her posts (Finally ordered sps btw and it's on the way - I'll let you know how it goes). Anyway, my question is will a cake from the freezer ganached on thursday, covered in fondant on friday be ok for sunday?

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Just to clarify, I'd cover in ganache thursday evening.

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I might do it for family, but not for a paying customer.  You can usually put a big tier, wrapped, back into it's pan and stand it up sideways in the freezer.

I have 2 freezers that fit any cake I need to put in there, but this is a really awesome tip!!!

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Anyway, my question is will a cake from the freezer ganached on thursday, covered in fondant on friday be ok for sunday?

 

Yes.

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Brilliant, thanks!

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i always ask myself when baking cakes would you pay for a cake that is 4 days old from a bakery....my answer is always no.....but that is just me...i try and bake my cakes no more than 2 days in advance if i cant get them into the freezer or fridge....unless it is a fruit cake and you have plenty of maturing time...butter cakes or sponge or pound cakes no more than 2 days for me...sorry but that is just me. i have had some baaaad cakes from people who bake them on mondays for friday or even the week end...i dont think it is fair to the customer and i also dont think it is fair to you if your cakes end up being dry....

it takes a long time to get a good name for your cakes but it only takes a couple of people with bad tasting or dry cakes to take that good name away.....good luck

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post #13 of 20

No more than 3 days in the fridge...

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I was told by family members who worked for major national bakery chains, that they baked and froze their cakes for up to 30 days before removing from the freezer.  I  could never do that, but Monday for Friday?  Most definitely, especially if it a mud cake.

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I bake on Monday or Tuesday for Friday & Saturday. I fridge but don't freeze.

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