You just said, yes!! Hooray, you are getting married. It’s is going to be one of the most beautiful days of your life. You want everything to be perfect. From your hair to the knee, everything is just the way you want. All your well-wishers are there in the venue to shower their blessings; the cake has not arrived. You get a call from your baker that he/she needs more time to bake your cake.
That’s one of the worst nightmares of a bride.
It’s your darling daughter’s birthday. You have spent hours setting up the place, getting the return gifts ready, and you have a dozen pre-schoolers waiting to kick-start the birthday celebrations. But, alas, the cake is still in the oven! It isn’t ready yet!
You never want this to happen, right? Fear not, you are in the right place. Here, in today’s guide, we will tell how far in advance you can bake/order a cake for a wedding or other special events. While there are is no ready-made time chart that suits all occasions, this guide will help you out.
First, let us share our baking process – how we bake cakes for special events like weddings, birthday parties, and other special occasions. Before we get into the kitchen, we consider the following questions:
- When will the cake be served aka the delivery date?
- How many days will it take for decorating it? Is it an elaborate wedding cake with several tiers or a simple birthday cake?
- Does the cake require setting up in the venue or will it be delivered as it is?
- What’s the type of cake frosting? Buttercream, fondant, or fresh cream?
These are some of the factors that we consider while baking a cake for a wedding or any event.
Let us help you find the answer to the question, “How far in advance can I bake a cake?”
Frosting or No Frosting?
If you are frosting the cake, you can get it ready 2 – 3 days before the event. Once, the cake is frosted, the frosting acts as a barrier for the cake and prevents it from drying out. It seals the moisture. You don’t need a plastic wrap to cover frosted cakes. You just have to place the cake in an airtight container and store in a cool place.
If you are serving a naked cake (a cake without the frosting), you can bake it the previous day. Cover it in cling wrap and refrigerate it.
In both situations, remember that the cake must be served, only when it reaches room temperature. So, take the cake out of the refrigerator a couple of hours before the cake cutting.
How long will it take to decorate the cake?
The answer to this question may change with each cake. Some cakes only need some hours while some need days.
We plan our timeline according to the details given. For some birthday cakes and simple wedding cake it only takes a couple of days. In such situations, we refrigerate the cake and make the necessary accessories for decoration. Mostly for birthday cakes and wedding cakes, we need to make figures using fondant. Once we make them, we store it in the refrigerator. We arrange the embellishments at the venue and get the cake ready for the big event.
For the best wedding cakes, we generally require more than a couple of days. We frost the cake and add details as soon as each gets completed. If it takes several hours to arrange we wait to defrost the cake before we start the decorations. If it’s a big cake with several tiers, we let it defrost overnight, do the decorations early morning on the date of delivery.
We start by filling and settling the cakes. The next step is to cover with ganache and fondant, and finally adding the decorations. The timeline depends on the size of the cake.
Should we reach the venue ahead of time to set up things or are we delivering it ready at the customer’s place?
From baking to wedding cake delivery, we handle it all expertly. We plan our time according to it. Sometimes we need to reach the venue a day a few hours ahead to set things up. Shifting the cake to the venue is the most difficult part of baking a wedding cake.
Here at Gurgaon Bakers, we make sure the cake is perfectly set up in the venue, and our team can even help you in distributing the cakes to the guest if you require it.
What if you want to make last-minute orders?
Worry not, our express delivery service comes to your rescue. We can deliver small birthday cakes within 2-3 hours of ordering. A great choice, if you remember your special one’s birthday at the last hour.
Baking cakes and finding a good maker would be a tough job. You don’t have to worry. Just visit our website and place your order. We at Gurgaon bakers are always ready to serve you with yummy treats for all your special occasions. You just need to place your order, and we make sure the cake is ready on time, delivered at the venue in perfect condition. We also offer booking wedding cake online in Gurgaon.
You can also place your orders through Whatsapp. Just drop us a message at +919899988185 specifying your requirements, and we’ll get back to you. You can look at our gallery for inspiration.