How long in advance can I make a fondant covered cake?
(Brisbane, Qld Australia)
I have a basic chocolate cake recipe,then covered in buttercream, then covered in white chocolate fondant, needed in a couple of weeks.
How long in advance can I make it, as I'm attempting a two tier.
I was told that up to four weeks if I use chocolate mud cake, I'm not sure if that was correct.
Thank you so much for any advice, I look forward to your reply.
From the editor:
It's so nice to get an e-mail from my old home town, Brisbane.
I wouldn't recommend four weeks ahead for any cake, except fruitcake really. Usually four or five days ahead is enough time for multiple tiers.
Here's a time line that may help:
four days before party - bake cakes and refrigerate overnight.
three days before party - tort, fill and crumb coat the cakes and refrigerate overnight.
two days before the party - top coat in buttercream, refrigerate one hour, cover in fondant and stack tiers. Make sure to add 5-7 cake dowels on the bottom tier for support. Do not refrigerate the cake after it's covered in fondant.
day before the party - finish decorating details.
I hope this helps.
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