I'm attempting a fondant covered cake for DD1's birthday and want to allow myself as much time as possible to complete it. I'm using a Cake Art mud cake mix and was wondering how fqr in advance I can bake it without it going dry/yucky.
Her party is on a Sunday night so was hoping to bake Wednesday late arvo/evening, leave to cool overnight, ganache Thursday, Fondant Friday (or Thursday if possible). This will allow me an extra day on Saturday in case I have any problems and leave me free on her actual birthday to spend the day with her and not getting stressed out over the cake.
Is it too early to bake Wednesday? I don't really want to bake and freeze in advance as Ibdon't have much freezer room. Any other tips?
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20-05-2014 21:26 #1
Fondant covered cake - how early can I make?
20-05-2014 21:49 #2
I did pretty much what you described on advice of cake baking hubbers!!
I made mud cake Wednesday and put it in the freezer.
I also made the buttercream (instead of ganache) and froze that. Then on friday I did the fondant etc...and left it in the cake box on the bench. It was perfect.
Don't put it in the fridge it will dry out. And once you've done the fondant leave it at room temperature.
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20-05-2014 22:01 #3
I did that timeframe with a buttercake with no issues. I also used buttercream and put it in the fridge after that, but took it out and returned it to room temperature before covering in fondant so it would not 'sweat' (get condensation forming on the outside).
The only issue could be that ganache is made with cream. A quick google says it can be stored at room temperature for 2 days. Buttercream can be at room temperature for much longer.
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21-05-2014 08:16 #4
Thanks for the replies. I really want to give myself as much time as possible so its reassuring that others have done the same with no trouble.
I would hate to spend hours making the cake look nice, then it being dry and horrible to eat.
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