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runlift Wed 16-Oct-19 13:27:10

I got a bit keen, well had some spare time and made two sponge birthday cakes. I've sandwiched them together with buttercream and apricot jam and covered entirely with buttercream icing, then tin foil and a tea towel to protect from the air. I need to decorate them, which I have time to do on Friday.

However the party is on sun. I made the cake yesterday afternoon. Is it too long?! Should I keep it in the fridge? Or remake? It's for 7 year olds.

AriadneO Wed 16-Oct-19 13:33:49

It'll be stale by Sunday, won't it? Unless you can get it in an airtight cake container?

HopefullyAnonymous Wed 16-Oct-19 13:34:58

I would think it may be a little dry. Where will it be stored?

upthewolves Wed 16-Oct-19 13:36:30

I would call that a practice and have another go Friday or Saturday. I would think it would be quite dry by Sunday otherwise.

Queenoftheashes Wed 16-Oct-19 13:49:50

buttercream should afford some protection against dryness. It’ll be edible.

ColdRainAgain Wed 16-Oct-19 13:50:24

7 year olds will probably scoff it! However, I've never managed to keep cake from Tuesday to Sunday! The adults will probably think it's a bit dry.

EmmiJay Wed 16-Oct-19 13:52:14

What the lady above said. Buttercream will keep it moist. Maybe cover it and keep it in the fridge? Take it out sunday morning for the party?

Howlovely Wed 16-Oct-19 13:52:50

It should be fine to be eaten at the party and pretty soon afterwards if it's covered well. Don't keep it in the fridge though.
I've eaten week-long birthday cake and it was edible.

Reallybadidea Wed 16-Oct-19 13:53:10

I think the buttercream will taste funny and the cake will be stale by Sunday. With the benefit of hindsight, I'd have made the sponges and then frozen them until Friday at the earliest.

Sleepingboy Wed 16-Oct-19 13:55:38

Freeze it?

HeadintheiClouds Wed 16-Oct-19 13:59:09

I’m sure if it’s in an airtight container it’ll be fine. The boxed ones in supermarkets will be on the shelves for weeks on end?

gwackywacky Wed 16-Oct-19 14:00:53

No way in hell am I eating four day old compact fridge cake

thenewaveragebear1983 Wed 16-Oct-19 14:01:04

I've frozen crumb coated cakes many times and I actually think the texture improves after freezing

It does mean however that you can't freeze any leftovers after the party if there even is such a thing as 'leftover cake'

AgathaTheAardvark Wed 16-Oct-19 14:03:21

I was going to suggest freezing it too, but yes, you can't then freeze it again.

SummerHouse Wed 16-Oct-19 14:03:59

That sounds fine to me. I'd eat it.

P1nkHeartLovesCake Wed 16-Oct-19 14:05:41

That cake will be a disappointment by Sunday, you’ve made it far too early.

Buttercream should of been done the night before at the very earliest

You need to make another cake........

holidays987 Wed 16-Oct-19 14:07:24

I'd make another the day before as it'll be past it's best.

LagunaBubbles Wed 16-Oct-19 14:18:56

The boxed ones in supermarkets will be on the shelves for weeks on end?

They will be full of additives and preservatives though!
OP rebake cakes and freeze them uniced. Make fresh buttercream and keep in fridge until needed, it will last until the expiry date on your butter. I wouldn't risk the one you did, if you had covered it in fondant it would have been fine.

Falafel19 Wed 16-Oct-19 14:21:18

Don't keep it in the fridge, just freeze it until Friday or Saturday.

AgathaTheAardvark Wed 16-Oct-19 14:25:55

The boxed ones in supermarkets will be on the shelves for weeks on end?

They will be full of additives and preservatives though!

YY. I remember looking for a cake for DH once and read the back of a shop bought cake. They are full of the weirdest ingredients. They will last forever 😂!

Em308 Wed 16-Oct-19 14:32:35

Freeze it, well wrapped in foil, defrost Saturday. It will actually improve the moistness of the cake.

foobio Wed 16-Oct-19 14:38:20

++ freeze it!

SinkGirl Wed 16-Oct-19 14:40:10

Any chance you could take back the buttercream on the outside to a crumb coat and cover it in sugarpaste? If so it will be fine by the weekend. If not, I’d make another

runlift Wed 16-Oct-19 14:40:30

So ok to freeze buttercream?

LagunaBubbles Wed 16-Oct-19 14:41:56

Yes you can freeze buttercream but Ive never frozen it on a cake as it always lasts in the fridge anyway.

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