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!
* 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?
How early can I cut the fruit and assemble? Do you have an alternative to wooden skewers?
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02-03-2012 17:55 #1
cake and fruit kebabs ...
02-03-2012 18:13 #2
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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02-03-2012 18:42 #3
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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02-03-2012 19:08 #4
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!!
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