Ladybugs Cake Question

by Katherine

HI! I'm planning to make your adorable lady bugs in the grass cake. I'm going to use a mix... at least I think, and am planning to do it ahead of time. If the party's on Sat:
1. can I make the cake Thursday and decorate it Friday?
2. How should I store it? Refrigerator? Will it hold up?
3. Is that too early to make in advance?
4. Okay, and last question, what sizes of round pans do you suggest for the tiered cake? I haven't got anything and need to purchase some. 3" depth? Thanks.

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Ladybug Cake Answers
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Katherine,

1. I recommend you do make the cake on one day and decorate it the next. This way, you have time to let it firm up in the refrigerator after filling and crumb coating to unsure there's no settling after you add the top coat and decorations.
2. I usually store my cakes in the refrigerator until an hour before the party starts. This gives the cake enough time to come to room temperature before you serve it.

4. I think the most useful sizes of pans to own
are probably 8" round and 10" round. If you get two of each size in the 2" deep variety, you can bake the layers more easily by pouring 2/3 of the batter in one pan and 1/3 in the other, then you only have to split one of the cakes to have your three layers easily.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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