I am making three cakes that are all due on Halloween. How far in advance can I make the cakes and how do I store them before they are frosted?
I always bake my cakes a week before. Then wrap them in saran wrap and then foil and freeze until the night before I am reading to decorate.
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Thanks for the help
Yes, you can bake them ahead of time and freeze them. I never leave my cakes frozen more than 1 week, but I am sure it can at least last 2 weeks. Here are my 2 cents:
I bake my cakes, let it cool, tort them. Wrap them in foil paper then with plastic. Freeze.
Remove from freezer and let it thaw wrapped. Unwrap, let it thaw more. You are ready to go!!
I find that cakes are moister with this method and they taste the same or better as just out of the oven.There was a previous thread on this, for more comments here is the link: