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    Default cake and fruit kebabs ...

    Hi,

    I have a few questions about how far in advance to bake, frost and prepare some party food for a Sunday birthday (this Sunday)

    Those in the know (and who have the time), do you mind passing on some advice. Any pointers will be appreciated!

    TIA

    * A (packet) chocolate cake that will be shaped to make a fire engine.

    How early can I bake the cake? How early can I frost the cake? What do you find works better - butter or cream cheese frosting? I don't have a cake cover. How would I best store it if I do make it at least the day before?


    *Fruit Kebabs

    How early can I cut the fruit and assemble? Do you have an alternative to wooden skewers?

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    Fruit kebabs;
    I would make them that morning as you don't want the fruit to go soggy or brown ( squeeze of lemon juice and keep in fridge will help)
    I used lemon grass skewers for fruit kebabs for DS birthday , just take off outer husk, cut to size and carve a point at one end to help push through fruit ( pierce the fruit with a metal
    Skewer first to make the hole)

    I would make the cake the night before , if you use buttercream frosting the night before is fine too
    I store all my cakes in large containers ( Tupperware etc)

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    We used plastic drinking straws for fruit kebabs for DS' birthday. Agree to do it that morning.

    Cake I would bake and decorate the day before.

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    If you want you can bake and then freeze the cake now. Ice it on Sat evening. It is much easier to ice a partially frozen cake - no crumbs! After you have iced it, poke some toothpicks into the cake and cover with cling-wrap, tooth picks stop the plastic sticking to the icing. Remember to take the iced cake out of the fridge for a bit before serving...nothing worse than cold cake! I always used butter-cream..yummmmm!!

    Good luck!

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