How far in advance can I frost mini-cakes?

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by tayann, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. tayann

    tayann

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    Hi all!

    A friend asked me to help her bake some mini cakes in a jar for a party coming up, and while I am excited to help her, I just don't have a ton of free time!  The party is on Saturday, but Friday we will be busy setting up and decorating.  I am baking (and freezing) the cakes this weekend, but when it comes time to frost, when should I do it?  I was thinking of either the Tuesday or Wednesday before the party, but can possibly do it on Thursday as well if that would be better.  We are just doing a plain buttercream and/or a fudge frosting (if I find a recipe by then).  

    My cakes will be very similar to this picture:


    Any suggestions would be wonderful - I always love all the tips I find on ChefTalk!

    Thanks!

    Tay

    P.S.  Oh, and any suggestions on a tasty fudge buttercream would be appreciated too!
     
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    tayann

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    Oh, and I am making approx 90 jars - does anyone have a suggested about of buttercream frosting that I would need to do this many?  I was going to triple my recipe that makes 1 quart if I can use the big mixer at work.  Wasn't sure if that would be enough though.  Then again, I tend to think I always need more and wind up with a ton extra that my coworks love to just eat with a spoon, haha!

    Thanks!

    Tay