Cake Preparation Time Line
How far ahead of time can I prepare my buttercream frosting without it losing any of its properties / flavors? How far ahead of time can I bake my cake and how to I store it (refrigerator / Tupperware)?
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You can make buttercream up to 2 weeks ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Re-beat the buttercream for a minute or two when you're ready to use it, so you get a spreadable consistency.
You can make the cake up to three days ahead of time and store, double wrapped in plastic, in the fridge.
This is the time line I usually work with:
2-3 days before the event - bake and cool the cakes, then tort, fill and crumb coat. Refrigerate overnight.
the day before the event - Top coat and decorate.
Finishing the day before gives you extra time in case, heaven forbid, there's any last minute disasters to contend with.
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