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Seasoned bakers help please!

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MinesaMess Tue 25-Mar-14 11:17:46

Hello, can anyone tell me if it's possible to make a sponge cake 5 days in advance if i cover it in marzipan? And how do i store it?

4merlyknownasSHD Tue 25-Mar-14 15:04:34

A Madeira cake should be fine, as it is a good keeper, but I think anything lighter than that would go stale.

MinesaMess Tue 25-Mar-14 17:01:23

Thanks for that. Madeira it is then. Apparently I have to leave the marzipan to set for a day or two before icing. The cake is for Saturday and I'm off tomorrow but working Thu/Fri. Looks like I'll be baking at midnight!

truelymadlysleepy Tue 25-Mar-14 17:06:11

Could you freeze it, marzipan on friday, ice on saturday?

MinesaMess Tue 25-Mar-14 17:41:30

Can you freeze sponges? How do you stop them going soggy when defrosting and how long to defrost?

Midori1999 Wed 26-Mar-14 07:54:31

If you're using fondant to cover the cake you can just marzipan and then ice it immediately. You only need to leave the marzipan to dry if you're using royal icing.

I wouldn't want to eat a 5 day old cake, although Madeira is dry anyway.... grin I would also freeze it if there really was no way of making it closer to the time.

MinesaMess Wed 26-Mar-14 09:12:10

Ok, thanks that makes things easier. I've decided I'm going to bake sponges today and freeze, marzipan Fri night and ice Sat morning. Sounds simple enough, we'll see!

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