I have my first wedding cake coming up in two weeks – bride wants a fondant covered red velvet/cream cheese frosting cake with red gumpaste flowers cascading down the tiers (very traditional). I am going to finish the cake the night before because I have to deliver it the next day in the afternoon and I am wondering two things:
1. does the cake need refrigeration because of the cream cheese frosting? I’ve never left the cake out for 12+ hours – will the cream cheese spoil?
2. If I do need to refrigerate, will the gumpaste flowers survive in the fridge or will they get condensation and wilt and fall apart? My guess is yes….
Please help – perhaps I should tell the bride to do a vanilla buttercream instead of creamcheese?
thanks in advance!