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How long in advance can I make a cake?

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Marne Thu 04-Apr-13 08:05:02

Hi, I make cakes from home ( small business) but havn't been doing it very long. I usually make my cakes the day before they go out or 2 days before. This week I need to make a cake for Sunday morning but I don't want my whole weekend took up so was thinking of making the sponge today and icing tomorrow, I also have another order which I can do Friday and finish sat morning ( as its cupcakes and better cream). Do you think it will keep ok for Sunday?

lljkk Thu 04-Apr-13 16:29:07

Mine wouldn't keep that well. And butter icing especially not unless refridgerated. I wouldn't make the cake any earlier than Sat early afternoon.

TakingTheStairs Thu 04-Apr-13 16:32:54

Cakes that are made with oil instead of butter tend to last longer in my experience. I have made cakes on a Wednesday for a Saturday, and fondant iced them and they were perfect. However fondant icing does seem to "seal" the cake to keep it fresher. You can also make a sponge, wait until it's perfectly cool then wrap it well in cling film & freeze it (with no icing) This might help? And ice it later (when it's fully defrosted)

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