I have a cake thawing for my class tonight, but need to speed things up a bit. Could I put it in the microwave for a few seconds to help the thawing process go a little faster? Maybe on defrost? Or would that ruin it? Help!
Will it be eaten? Might make it rubbery?? How about warming your oven slightly then turn it off. Wrap the cake well and let it sit in the oven for a while...
NO - do not microwave it!! I have never thawed a cake out, but I do know that microwaves toughen stuff up....not a good idea, IMO.
I wouldn't try to defrost it in the microwave...it'll become soggy and ick.
Unless you need to cut the cake in layers, there is really no need to defrost, you can decorate although it is very cold or frozen.. OR let it sit on the counter for maybe 1 1/2 hours.. cake thaw very quickly, not like meat..
If you don't need the cake until tonight, it should be okay by then.
I've taken cake out of the freezer around 10 a.m. and it was thawed by 3 or 4 p.m.
Just depends on the temp of the room. I have also put my frozen cakes on a heavy jellyroll pan, still wrapped, and sat them on the stove TOP with the oven on just enough to warm the stove top. I've never put them IN the oven.
Ok...so the microwave is OUT! lol I need to take the cake to class already iced...so that's why I wanted to speed up the process a little bit. I like your idea, LittleBigMomma, about turning the oven on and sitting them on a sheet pan on top of the stove. I think I'll give that a try! Thank you all soooo much!
You are welcome!
Just "flip" the cake every once in awhile and don't let the stove top get hot.
Good luck and have fun tonight at class!
JennT, sometimes having the cake a little stiff from being frozen helps with the torting. But if you take it out like right now, it'll def be defrosted before your class tonight. No worries!!!