I pulled out all my cakes today to thaw so I could decorate tonight for a wedding tomorrow. I just got home and realized I FORGOT one of my layers in the freezer. How do I quickly thaw out this cake. It is part of my top tier. I just pulled it out and put it on our table on our deck (it's 90 degrees outside). HELP!!! Is there something else I can do. I'm freaking out! I wanted to do all of it tonight....OMG! I'm such an idiot!
how big is the cake?
i wouldn't recommend putting it in the sun...i found that if you let the cake thaw too much, you may get a problem with crumbs
for me, thawing for one hour in the fridge is usually enough and there is nothing wrong with sandwiching / covering the cake semi-frozen...just place the completed cake close to a fan as this will help "blow off" the condensation.
any expert advice is appreciated
I have thawed mine on a wire rack over a burner that I turned on low for a few min & turned off & just made sure I rotated it so it didn't get too hot. I always keep mine wrapped until they are completely thawed then unwrap & let them sit for about 20 min before I ice. I've also set them under the lamps on my stove hood.
How did the wedding cake turn out?
Too late, but wrapped in the microwave 20 seconds or so at a time.
with the site being down, I just found this thread so like KoryAK, my response is too late, but I'm sure you found that cakes thaw in minutes, not hours (like hamburger and chicken).
I take my cakes out of the freezer about an hour before I need to start working on them and while they are not completely thawed, they are thawed enough to work on them. For samplings, I keep 3x3x2" cakes in the freezer and I've been known to take them out of the freezer just a couple of hours before the appt. They have thawed, been iced and able to be served to the client at the appt.
If I'm in a hurry, I microwave wet towels and lay over the wrapped layer.