Please Help! About Freezing Cake.

Decorating By BROOKSIE007 Updated 20 Apr 2008 , 11:46pm by mjpbmf

BROOKSIE007 Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 12:39am
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I have a question about freezing a three tiered, put together, buttercream iced cake. I am going on vacation and the week I am gone the company that I work for needs a wedding cake. Can I put the whole thing together, iced and decorated with no fondant in the freezer and freeze for a week until they need it? It is a simple 6,8,and 10 inch cake? The owner and chef think I am crazy because they have never heard of this. I am pretty sure you can do this. I would love to prove them wrong!! I would appreciate any advice and instructions! Thanks!!! icon_lol.gif

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busymom9431 Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 12:50am
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I know you can do it but I am not sure how. I think you have to be careful with certain colors b/c they may bleed when thawing. I am sure that you will get many responses with "instructions". Good Luck!

kakeladi Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 3:09am
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With that size cake I see no reason it shouldn't work. If you can keep any colors light (pastel) you should not have bleeding problems. Once the cake has fzn for awhile (1-2 hrs) wrap it in plastic. Hope you can find some BIG plastic bags (NOT garbage bags - most, if not all have insectiside). Maybe find grocery store bags; cut them open; tape together to form a big one?
When ready to use - the best thing is to remove to frig the night before. remove the plastic carefully so as not to disturb any decorations. Remove to room temp several hrs before displaying/serving.
If it's not possible to put into a frig, then go straight to room temp at least the night before serving. Even if it 'sweats' in the defrosting (it probably will) if it isn't touched it will dry up and no one will know any difference.

lindy01 Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 3:58am
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could you maybe not put the cakes together? and just freeze each one speratly in a container?

mcook1670 Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 4:20am
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Are you using real butter cream or the non dairy bettercreme? I don't see any prolems freezing it..Publix and sweetbay do it everyday with there cakes. I would cover it, and rethaw it in the walk in if possible that way the frosting is less likely to sweat. Enjoy your vacation icon_biggrin.gif

bcake1960 Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 6:57am
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I wouldnt think there would be a problem either.. Don't we freezee our Wedding Cake tops?? FOR A YEAR?? and they come out fine.. if wrapped properly I don't see any prob at all. good luck and let us know how it works out? icon_smile.gif .

BROOKSIE007 Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 4:06pm
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Thank you guys soooooooo much! This web and you are such a blessing to me. icon_biggrin.gif

lindy01 Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 7:33pm
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not a problem. i'm sure every one is glad to help

mjpbmf Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 7:56pm
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I would also suggest maybe blowing a small fan on the cakes as they come to room temperature to disperse the humidity caused by the temperature change. Also, I heard that if you place them in a regular old cardboard box this will also help "suck" up some of the moisture.

Is it possible to put each in a seperate air tight container? Or put each in a cake box and then wrap heavily in plastic wrap?

Good luck and let us know how it goes!

bcake1960 Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 11:27pm
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mjpbmf, I might be wrong but I think I heard somewhere to be careful of cardboard boxes sometimes the cakes can pick up an odd Odor/taste from the card board.. I think Earlene Moore told us that in class.. Just something to think about... hth

mjpbmf Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 11:46pm
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Originally Posted by bcake1960

mjpbmf, I might be wrong but I think I heard somewhere to be careful of cardboard boxes sometimes the cakes can pick up an odd Odor/taste from the card board.. I think Earlene Moore told us that in class.. Just something to think about... hth




Good to know. . . like I said, it was something I heard but I have never had to try it!

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