Hi, I thought it would be more personal to make my daughters 1st Birthday cake but never make a cake before in my life so feeling a bit nervous about it now. Especially as I now going to have about 25 guests
My oven is not very good and a bit unpredictable so decided to cheat a bit and buy ready made sponges from Woolies and fill and decorate myself using a jam and butter cream filling and then green buttercream icing to cover, piping the top to look like grass and finishing with sugar daisy's and night garden figurines.
My question is how far in advance can I make it. The party is Sunday at Noon so wondering would it be OK if I decorate it on Friday (While my daughter is in daycare) and keep in the fridge or is it best to do it the day/evening before. Worried about waiting until Saturday incase it all goes wrong and I have to go buy one at the last minute but if I make it too early will it dry out in the fridge.
Advice would be greatly appreciated.
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12-01-2012 12:17 #1Junior Member
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Help needed from cake makers out there.
12-01-2012 12:20 #2
I wouldn't do it on Friday... it'll go soggy and just be yuck best to do it the day of, or Saturday night at the latest...
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12-01-2012 12:24 #3
If you were to make the cake fresh on Friday it would be fine but im not sure about a store bought cake? Hopefully with the icing on it and then in a sealed container or covered well it should be fine. Just a little personal tip- dessicated coconut mixed up with a tiny amount of green food colour makes really realistic grass Good luck! Making cakes is so much fun.
ETA buttercream goes hard in the fridge so if you refrigerate make sure you take it out with enough time to thaw out.
12-01-2012 14:44 #4
I would buy the cake saturday and decorate it that night.
12-01-2012 16:44 #5Junior Member
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Thanks everyone for the replys. As you all suggested will buy on Saturday and decorate Saturday evening. Love the idea of adding coconut to give grass texture. Thanks for your help.
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