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How far in advance can you ice a cake with buttercream and fondant?

Sara - from St. Louis, MO

You can frost the cake with buttercream 3-5 days in advance. The same is true of a fondant cake, but keep in mind that you cannot refrigerate a fondant cake as the fondant will become soft. This also means that a fondant cake cannot have any kind of filling that requires refrigeration.

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