How far ahead to make and decorate?

by Jill

Can I make your beer cake on Thursday and still be good to go on Saturday?

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Mar 04, 2009
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Jill,

Absolutely, in fact I recommend you make it at least the day before to give you plenty of time to refrigerate the cake between steps.

Here's what I usually do:
bake & cool
refrigerate for at least an hour or so
split the cake and fill between layers
refrigerate an hour or so
crumb coat
refrigerate overnight or at least a few hours
top coat and decorate

This gives the cake time to firm up so the filling won't bulge out underneath the frosting and spoil all your hard work.

Hope this helps.

Michelle (editor)

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