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Lora1982 Fri 29-Mar-13 08:05:21

Im making a carrot cake for sunday. If i make it today will it be stale? Shall i wait til tomorrow? Never made a cake before (successfully)

seeker Fri 29-Mar-13 08:09:42

I would wait til tomorrow if I were you.

Lora1982 Fri 29-Mar-13 11:10:38

Thankyou. Ive made the decorations today just to save time but they should be fine im guessing

seeker Fri 29-Mar-13 11:13:55

Absolutely- the decorations will be fine. I would bake it in the morning then ice it in the evening when it's really properly cold and firmed up. Good luck!

midori1999 Fri 29-Mar-13 19:36:56

It depends on the recipe. The Mich Turner one is fab, had rum in it and a shelf life of two weeks, I find it's better after a day or two.

midori1999 Fri 29-Mar-13 19:37:29

If its got cream cheese frosting it needs to be kept in the fridge though.

Lora1982 Fri 29-Mar-13 20:22:45

Ooh no im not a fan of alcohol in food stuffs grin im definatly doing creamcheese on it though i hope this works and doesnt look too bad! Ive made carrots out of icing and they look fab, very realistic

Imnotaslimjim Sat 30-Mar-13 08:39:46

Carrot cake keeps for ages - the recipe I use has no alcohol and keeps for at least 10 days. I've found if its baked a couple of days early it goes lovely and moist. I've got a sale on today and baked my carrot cake on Wednesday.

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