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When to start baking a birthday cake

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OctopusArmEnvy Thu 16-Jul-15 08:31:39

I am baking and decorating a birthday cake for a big family party on Sunday.
Ideally my schedule would be as follows..
Today - bake cakes
Friday - cut, buttercream and royal ice tomorrow
Saturday - make and apply fondant flowers
Sunday take cake to do.

Its a lunch time do a few hours drive away so can't do anything sunday but worried cake will be dry if i bake today.
should i make flowers today and bake tomorrow???

FeelingSmurfy Thu 16-Jul-15 08:37:39

Yes, if you have the option of swapping things round then I would, cake will be fresher and better for buttercream (cake would have been fine made today but if option is there I would swap them)

PretzelPrincess Thu 16-Jul-15 08:39:29

Bake tomorrow and make flowers today. Store the cakes in ties plastic bags until your ready to cut etc. keeps them moist!

Imnotaslimjim Mon 20-Jul-15 23:30:59

If you use a madeira sponge rather than Victoria, the sponge will keep for at least a week. I'm going to be baking on Wednesday for a cake being eaten in Sunday. I do it a lot. As long as it's iced it will keep fine

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