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When to bake cake?

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TakeMe2Insanity Sun 08-Dec-19 22:46:06

Need to serve up cake on a Saturday morning. When would you bake and ice?

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cannotmakemymindup Sun 08-Dec-19 22:53:34

Bake two days before so Thursday and ice on Friday.

cannotmakemymindup Sun 08-Dec-19 22:54:34

Ooh and if the cake is meant to be two/three sandwiched together always make an extra one incase you burn, drop or it cracks.

TakeMe2Insanity Sun 08-Dec-19 22:57:08

Thank you! Totally in panic mode and couldn’t think. Yes will definitely make an extra layer.

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soupforbrains Sun 08-Dec-19 22:59:30

Personally I would bake and crumb coat on Thursday and then do the decorative icing on Friday.

ineedto Sun 08-Dec-19 23:02:23

Bake, cool and crumb coat on Thursday. Ice and decorate on Friday unless fresh decorations such as fruit or flowers add on Saturday

Mustbetimeforachange Sun 08-Dec-19 23:04:22

What is crumb coat? I've made hundreds of cakes & never heard the expression

soupforbrains Sun 08-Dec-19 23:44:21

@Mustbetimeforachange a crumb coat is a thin coating of icing which seals the cake, smoothes it and traps in the crumbs. You usually do it after assembling the cake and then chill it overnight before doing the final ice. It means that you have a smoother surface for icing and it prevents crumbs coming loose and disrupting the finish of the final icing and decoration.

Mustbetimeforachange Mon 09-Dec-19 18:36:27

Well you learn something new every day! Thank you

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