Frozen Cake, Can I Decorate Or ...

Decorating By caixa Updated 27 Nov 2006 , 1:24am by heather2780

caixa Posted 22 Nov 2006 , 2:47pm
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do I have to defrost it first. Thanks

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mommacakes Posted 22 Nov 2006 , 3:08pm
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I have learned a lesson with frosting a cake while frozen if using crusting buttercream. If you want to smooth out cake with crusting buttercream then wait til thawed out.....

indydebi Posted 26 Nov 2006 , 4:47am
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I wanted to see what would happen if I iced a frozen cake. basic laws of science apply! Cold contracts and warm expands. I iced the cake while frozen, then as it thawed (i.e. "warmed") the cake expanded and the BC icing cracked all over. Fortunately, this was for a family pitch-in, so with the chantilly lace decor that I added and some BC flowers, it looked ok (to everyone else). icon_wink.gif

I have crumb-coated while frozen, then let it come to room temperature before doing the final icing and those turned out ok.

Aster Posted 26 Nov 2006 , 4:59am
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Stab it a few times if your in hurry that will help prevent cracking. I refuse to ice a thawed chocolate cake with white BC.

cakekrayzie Posted 26 Nov 2006 , 5:48am
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i have never frosted a buttercream cream cake while it has been fozen, but when i make a cake with pastry pride (non dairy whipped topping) i always have it forzen it keeps the cream cool and from craking, i also don't have to clear room in my refigerator icon_wink.gif

indydebi Posted 26 Nov 2006 , 6:01am
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Originally Posted by Aster

...... I refuse to ice a thawed chocolate cake with white BC.

Oh gosh, I know what you mean! My crumb coat on a chocolate cake is almost as thick as the final icing!

pookster Posted 26 Nov 2006 , 6:02am
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frozen cakes are all i decorate!!!!! i find that it is easier to work with, no crumbs in my icing either. i have never had any troubles with my icing's the only way i go!!!

Ishi Posted 26 Nov 2006 , 6:11am
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mommacakes is right. I tried to ice a frozen cake with crusting buttercream and I had planned on using the Viva method to smooth it out but the frozen cake caused the icing to stay too wet to smooth out.

ShirleyW Posted 26 Nov 2006 , 6:13am
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If you try to ice a frozen cake with Italian meringue buttercream it will begin to develop deep cracks within half an hour.

littlecake Posted 26 Nov 2006 , 6:32am
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frozen is the only way i'll ice the many crumbs on a thawed cake...

although i've known the heartbreak of the cracked icing if the cakes frozen solid...i usually just freeze overnight.

Aster Posted 26 Nov 2006 , 2:25pm
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If I absolutely have to ice a thawed cake or I have just carved it. I use a side-icer. I end up have to comb a lot off but I avoid crumbs that way.

heather2780 Posted 27 Nov 2006 , 1:24am
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I never decorate a cake unless it is frozen and i havent come across any problems with cracking or the icing not being smooth.

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