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Hello! I am making my wedding "cake". I am using a cake dummy, as we are traveling to our location. How early in advance can I frost my cake dummy? without making it look gross when it is presented? And what type of frosting do you recommend for this project. Thank you!!!

Candace - from Wanship, UT

Congratulations on your upcoming weddin! I'd suggest icing and decorating your cake completely with royal icing because it dries completely hard and travels very well. You can do this several weeks in advance. Just keep the dried, finished cake covered completey (maybe with a disposable table cloth or garbage bags) to keep it free of dust or other debris.

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