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MarmMummy Sun 14-Jun-09 20:14:49

Can I make and ice these on Monday night to eat on Wednesday?

(First time cake maker..... smile


bristols Sun 14-Jun-09 20:16:19

I think that would be fine if you keep them in an air tight container.
ALternatively, you could freeze them uniced and then defrost and ice on Wednesday.

poopscoop Sun 14-Jun-09 20:16:47

yes, of course smile

jkklpu Sun 14-Jun-09 20:17:09

yes, though might be better to ice on Tues/Wednesday - doesn't take long

gigglewitch Sun 14-Jun-09 20:23:19

fine to make them mon, ice them when they are cool or if practical ice on tues?
(thus speaks someone whose cakes are usually iced and eaten whilst still hot blush)

MamaHobgoblin Sun 14-Jun-09 21:41:28

Depends - are you planning all-over-coverage of icing, or just a blob on the peak? grin If you seal the top with icing, you'll find they last 2/3 days without tasting at all different. And also icing has a chance to set, which is good if you want to transport them somewhere/sell at cake stall/etc.

<removes Bunty apron>

stealthsquiggle Sun 14-Jun-09 21:49:44

<<picks up Bunty apron and hangs it on twee hook, whilst tutting>>

I agree - if in an airtight container or iced all over they will be absolutely fine (in fact my DC maintain they improve for a couple of days). If iced all over, don't put them in an airtight container - the icing will 'sweat'.

MamaHobgoblin Sun 14-Jun-09 21:54:52

<redons apron, kindly hung up by stealthsquiggle, and smooths creases over ample hips>

Can I also recommend Royal Icing Sugar rather than the normal sort? Unless you're doing buttercream, in which case the normal is what you want. Royal icing sugar has pasturised egg white power in there (tastes the same) and isn't just for horrible rock-hard Christmas cake icing. If you make it up with a bit of warm water it sets very nicely - not hard but firm enough to look professional. I add a drop of lemon oil to make it taste less sugary.

<realises there really is a reason why I'm FAT, and resolves to fit padlock to baking cupboard>

stealthsquiggle Sun 14-Jun-09 22:03:37

MamaHG are you me grin?

MamaHobgoblin Sun 14-Jun-09 22:04:56

Certainly not! smile

I've been doing way too.much.baking recently and it has to stop. I've actually started putting my baby weight back on, this is not good.

MarmMummy Sun 14-Jun-09 22:31:53


(Nervously peers at icing sugar circa 1970 in cupboard and wonders if cake making is really her thing) grin

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