11 December 2018
I am often asked in cake decorating courses what is the best timeline for making and decorating (i) cupcakes and (ii) cakes. Below I have set out my preferred timeline for both. "Cake Day" is the day you want to use the cake or cupcakes.
Bear in mind that if you are in a rush, cupcakes and cakes can be made within hours so don’t panic if you get a last minute order – the below is just the ideal timeline!
Inside the Pretty Witty Academy, there are over 830 different cake tutorials including almost every style imaginable for cake making. Tutorials range from cupcakes to wedding cake recipes to business tutorials and everything in between.
If you are only making around 12 cupcakes, you will need to plan less as it will take less time. On the whole you can do it all on the day you need them (bar the florist paste decorations that need time to dry which should be made at least 24 to 48 hours in advance).
The time line below is based on baking 36 or more cupcakes.
Big cakes require slightly more preparation time than cupcakes. Make sure you plan well head so you don’t find out you are missing a critical took or flower decoration too late.
If wanting a buttercream finish (only) on your cake:
If wanting to cover the cake in fondant:
Finally, go home and relax!
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