Wrapping With Plastic Wrap Question.

Decorating By PennySue Updated 26 Jun 2006 , 4:03pm by MJsmom

PennySue Posted 26 Jun 2006 , 12:43am
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Do you wrap with plastic wrap after the cakes are cooled or while they are still warm and then refridgerate?

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nicoles0305 Posted 26 Jun 2006 , 12:45am
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I would recommend after they cool because if you do it while they're still warm, they will stick to the wrap. HTH


MariaLovesCakes Posted 26 Jun 2006 , 12:46am
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Originally Posted by PennySue

Do you wrap with plastic wrap after the cakes are cooled or while they are still warm and then refridgerate?

I always wrap until they are cooled completely. Well, I have to admit that sometimes they are a tiny bit warm, but not too much. They come out okay.

PennySue Posted 26 Jun 2006 , 1:01am
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That's what I did. Thanks!

candyladyhelen Posted 26 Jun 2006 , 2:49am
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For many years now, as soon as the cakes are out of the pan, I immediately wrap them in saran wrap. It keeps the moisture in & I get raves about how moist my cakes are.

Dordee Posted 26 Jun 2006 , 3:03am
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Candyladyhelen, How long do you cool them in the pan before wrapping them in plastic wrap? After you wrap them in plastic wrap do you then wrap them in foil and stick them in the freezer? How long can you keep them in the freezer? Sorry for so many questions but when I saw this post I just had to ask these questions. I've been wanting to freeze some cakes for a while but were afraid to do so. Thanks!

paxpuella Posted 26 Jun 2006 , 3:13am
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I usually cool them in the pans for 10 minutes and then turn out onto plastic wrap and wrap up. I do leave them out at room temperature though until completely cooled. I haven't had a problem with the cakes sticking yet and they come out very moist.

candyladyhelen Posted 26 Jun 2006 , 2:22pm
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I leave them in the pan about 10 minutes. Then flip onto a saran lined board. Wrap in saran & if they need to be frozen, in they go.

mis Posted 26 Jun 2006 , 2:30pm
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I read about wrapping while still warm about a month ago and I tried it and I had no problem with it sticking to the wrap. My cake was moist too.

CCCTina Posted 26 Jun 2006 , 2:45pm
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I wrap and freeze while warm also. More out of necessity since the cakes seem to get baked at 9-10pm and I want to go to bed! I have tried one recipe both ways--freezing when warm and when cool, and freezing warm was moister for me.

BakeQueen Posted 26 Jun 2006 , 2:50pm
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I have always let the cakes cool completely then wrap with plastic wrap and it works fine. I will try experimenting with wrapping while still warm.

CrystalsCakes5 Posted 26 Jun 2006 , 3:46pm
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If someone does have a problem with the saran wrap sticking, can you wrap in parchment first then with saran wrap.

And do any of you all above wrap last layer with foil?


AmyBeth Posted 26 Jun 2006 , 3:52pm
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You will not have a problem with the saran wrap sticking if you let the cake cool completely. People always ask me if the cake is sticky. It will not be if you let the cake cool COMPLETELY. They are SO yummy and moist when you wrap them straight out of the pan.

Rodneyck Posted 26 Jun 2006 , 3:53pm
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Oh no, another do you wrap your cake thread, lol.

Some people wrap their cakes straight out of the oven or after 10 min. of resting in the pan, others, like myself let them cool down first.

The theory behind wrapping them when warm is that the steam produces more moisture in your cake. It does do this and more. It also steams the cakes, continues to cook them and changes the texture to a more spongy, rubbery like texture. For some cakes, like the denser variety, this can be very good. But, for cakes, like the white wedding cakes, where you want a light, fluffy, crumb, you will loose this.

So experiment with your recipe, because the recipe does matter.

I get moist cakes without this process and if I think I need more moisture in them for whatever reason, then I use moistening syrups on the layers, maintaining the texture.

knj Posted 26 Jun 2006 , 3:56pm
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Do you think it would be okay if I wrap my cake with press and seal? After you wrap the cake do you wrap in foil and stick in the freezer? Also, do you let cake unfreeze then ice? Thanks so much!

MJsmom Posted 26 Jun 2006 , 4:03pm
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Ooooh, DrTina, I hear ya! My son doesn't go to sleep until 8:30, and THEN I can bake/decorate! I wrap my cakes when I start feeling like I might fall face first into the cake... That wouldn't be good...

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