My friend called and wants me to make a cake for her daughter, Using buttercream icing and fondant to make Zebra strips, seems to be very popular, I do them all the time. Well she is telling what she wants and then when she tells me the date, it is when I will be on vacation. So now she is asking can I make her the cake on Wed, since I am leaving on Thursday and she can put it in her fridge until Sunday. Do you think the it would hold up? I think the cake and the buttercream would but I don't think the fondant decorations would. Am I right? Is there some other suggestion, besides finding someone else to do it????? I need my vacation and I really don't want to be worried if the cake was okay......
My cake will hold 1 week even after being sliced. The buttercream and fondant should be fine. However, the fondant may get a little tougher at time goes by but it should still be "good".
Here's my question -- do you really want to do a cake on the day your should be packing for vacation?
I know I think that is more of my delemia then the cake holding up. But it is a very good friend, and I have done several cakes for her before. I am going to see if she doesn't get anyone else then I may do it.
Use chocolate ganache under the fondant and allow it to set overnight before adding the fondant (not buttercream). Keep in the coolest part of the house in a box, or do as June suggests allow your friend to defrost the cake slowly. If the cake is put in a plastic box for the frig just take it out and leave it on the bench with the lid unopened. Cheers Trottie
I know that lots of people say you shouldn't freeze fondant covered cakes, but I have done it a few times in emergencies without a hitch. My daughter got sick the mornong of her birthday party, and we rescheduled for the next week. I stuck the cake in the freezer, put it back in the fridge to thaw for 2 days prior, then sat it on the counter with a fan blowing on it to dry any condensation right before the party and you couldn't tell the difference. Good luck!
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