Hi There, I'm a cake newbie. I've made a few for friends and now I have a wedding cake to make. The problem is the cake needs to be collected 5 days before it will be eaten. I was planning on making a mud cake with swiss meringue butter cream filling and then covered in dark choc ganache and fondant. I was hoping to make the cake in advance and freeze (to give myself more time to ensure I can get smooth ganache and fondant etc), but I am a bit concerned that the cake will be defrosted then for 5 days prior to the wedding (as the cake will be collected from me and then driven for approx 3 hrs then kept in fridge until the big day).
Would I be better to just make and decorate the cake 2-3 days before collection and then it can stay in the fridge for the 5 days (so will only be about a week old when eaten)? I have tested the cake and it's fine after a week or even longer in the fridge).
I just really wanted to give my self a bit more time and not have a mad last minute panic trying to get the cake all done at the last minute.
Would love your expert advice!! Thanks so much