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Hi, I'm Kelsey and I have experience in baking because I am in culinary school but I just got an order from a friend who needs a 1/2 sheet birthday cake for her 1 yr. old son in 2 weeks ..she wants a white or yellow cake with butter cream frosting.

I was wondering if anyone had a good cake recipe or a butter cream frosting recipe that is Delicious!

Also, if she is coming to pick it up around 5 or 6ish that night ... should I make it the day before? would it still be good the next night? Also should I frost it with buttercream the night before as well and then jst leave it in the fridge that night? or freeze it? Im planning on decorating with buttercream and wiltons tube royal icing as well, which i was planning on decorating and putting the finishing touches an hr. before she picks it up.

Hopefully someone can help me! i would appreciate any advice! i dont want to mess up my first order!

thank u.. Kelsey T.

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Thank you so much Sherry! that info helped me so much!! .. cant wait to hear if its good!!!..sounds like it will b a winner! =)

thanks again kelsey t.

SherryQ said:
Kelsey

You can make it the night before and it will still be good the next night. Definately refrigerate, but I would take it out an hour before she picks it up (or you put finishing touches on) let it come to room temp. I wouldn't freeze it. You actually don't have to even put it in the fridge if you use a butter cream that contains no butter. I am trying out a new buttercream recipe today...I will let you know how it works out. Its a recipe from a lady that has been doing cakes professionally for about 30 years and she swears by it, so I am going to give it a go.

Happy Caking
Sherry
Basically you should have fun with your cakes ,so it may take some pressure off if you bake one for yourself this week. Bake the same size so you can get the feel for it and enjoy decorating not stresing! Have fun. Renee'
I started getting information off of youtube and a buttercream icing recipe I found that was good was one from seriouscakes.
Hello,

I made my first 11x15 cake this past December. I am very new at decorating cakes however, I made the cake a week ahead of time. Let it cool overnight and wrapped with plastic wrap and foil. Each layer separate. I put the cake together the night before and it was easy to flip my layer on because my cake was frozen. I have a picture of the cake on my site. It is the snowman cake. Again I had only had 3 classes total before I did it. It was moist and received 2 orders that night.
I am not sure if I am reading this right, but are you leaving yourself an hour to decorate & put the finishing touches on? You might want to give yourself a little more time. The cake can always sit in the refrigerator for an hour if need be, & you won't be rushed if you run into any difficulties. I know when I first started, some of my cakes took forever! Good luck and have fun!
I agree don't stress yourself out an hour before. I have made decorated my cake the night or day before and they always seem to be fine. Have Fun, I look forward to seeing your pictures!
Marnee

Annette Hatch said:
I am not sure if I am reading this right, but are you leaving yourself an hour to decorate & put the finishing touches on? You might want to give yourself a little more time. The cake can always sit in the refrigerator for an hour if need be, & you won't be rushed if you run into any difficulties. I know when I first started, some of my cakes took forever! Good luck and have fun!
Just wondering how your cake turned out and what recipe you decided to use for the buttercream?!
I ended up using pillsbury extra moist white cake mix and it really turned out good, it tastes great and was easy to frost and put fondant on. For my buttercream I actually used the Wilton buttercream recipe on their website. and it was def. a good frosting to work with. It tasted like a buttercream icing as well. Everything turned out great, especially for being my first cake order. =)

DeAnne Chalus said:
Just wondering how your cake turned out and what recipe you decided to use for the buttercream?!
I know this is after the fact, but I second Serious Cakes buttercream recipe. She has some really helpful youtube videos also!

Kelsey Ann Thornton said:
I ended up using pillsbury extra moist white cake mix and it really turned out good, it tastes great and was easy to frost and put fondant on. For my buttercream I actually used the Wilton buttercream recipe on their website. and it was def. a good frosting to work with. It tasted like a buttercream icing as well. Everything turned out great, especially for being my first cake order. =)

DeAnne Chalus said:
Just wondering how your cake turned out and what recipe you decided to use for the buttercream?!

sherry  do you mind sharing the buttercream recipe. thanks in advance

Thank you so much Sherry! that info helped me so much!! .. cant wait to hear if its good!!!..sounds like it will b a winner! =)

thanks again kelsey t.

SherryQ said:
Kelsey

You can make it the night before and it will still be good the next night. Definately refrigerate, but I would take it out an hour before she picks it up (or you put finishing touches on) let it come to room temp. I wouldn't freeze it. You actually don't have to even put it in the fridge if you use a butter cream that contains no butter. I am trying out a new buttercream recipe today...I will let you know how it works out. Its a recipe from a lady that has been doing cakes professionally for about 30 years and she swears by it, so I am going to give it a go.

Happy Caking
Sherry

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