Finishing Ahead

How many days before an event can I completely finish decorating my cake?

From the editor:

I wouldn't recommend finishing a cake completely, more than two or three days before an event.

Having said that, it totally depends on what kind of decorating you're doing. If you're covering a cake in fondant, it can't be refrigerated once it's covered, so one to four days ahead is a good guide. If you're using all buttercream frosting and decorating, you can actually freeze a cake pretty successfully for up to two weeks.

Michelle (editor)

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