How Long Does It Take For Refrig. Cake To Reach Room Temp?

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Lori2240 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 2:25pm
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I am making a 14X10X6 stacked cake filled with SMBC. I was planning on refrigerating it overnight because I notice it gets rather soft after sitting out several hours let alone if I decorate it Friday and the serve it Saturday night. I am kinda afraid it will be too soft to transport. If I refrigerate it, does anyone have any idea how long it will take to thaw... I dont want it too soft, but I dont want the filling to be hard either. Thanks in advance for any help!

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cakebaker1957 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 5:51pm
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When you say refrigerate do you mean freezing or just putting into the refrigerator?

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Lori2240 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 6:17pm
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Just refrigerate (overnight). Thanx

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cakebaker1957 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 6:38pm
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i wouldnt think no more than a hour or two are they all stacked together in the frig or separate have you ever put cakes in the frig before?? i havent but i need to this weekend but its only a 10in rd BC

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Lori2240 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 6:45pm
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I would refrigerate them stacked. I am only concerned because the SMBC gets pretty hard when chilled, I just dont want people to be biting into hard filling. I am also thinking of not refrigerating it (since it actually can sit out unrefrigerated) I was just hoping for that extra sense of stability that chilling it give me. Thanks!

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cakebaker1957 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 6:49pm
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I would refrigerate them stacked. I am only concerned because the SMBC gets pretty hard when chilled, I just dont want people to be biting into hard filling. I am also thinking of not refrigerating it (since it actually can sit out unrefrigerated) I was just hoping for that extra sense of stability that chilling it give me. Thanks!




I have always heard that refrigerating them makes the a little dry, i havent refrigerated any of mine yet, but i was think of the pepperidge farm cakes you can get in the frezeer section ,do you wrap them in anything

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Lori2240 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 7:44pm
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I dont wrap the fully decorate cake, too worried I will mess something up. Just the fondant covered cake as is. When I am chilling the layers before decorating, I wrap them in saran and foil.

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cakebaker1957 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 7:52pm
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I dont wrap the fully decorate cake, too worried I will mess something up. Just the fondant covered cake as is. When I am chilling the layers before decorating, I wrap them in saran and foil.




Does it dry out any that you know of??

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sugaah Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 8:00pm
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How long does it take a frozen cake to come to room temp. Should I keep it wrapped or open it up? Thanks

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cakebaker1957 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 8:09pm
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How long does it take a frozen cake to come to room temp. Should I keep it wrapped or open it up? Thanks




Its according to how big it is, and yes leave it wrapped up until completly thawed,

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varika Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 8:13pm
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I dont wrap the fully decorate cake, too worried I will mess something up. Just the fondant covered cake as is. When I am chilling the layers before decorating, I wrap them in saran and foil.



Does it dry out any that you know of??




Heck, no! I just did that for the first time this past weekend, and the cake is wonderfully moist and tasty.

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cakebaker1957 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 8:17pm
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I dont wrap the fully decorate cake, too worried I will mess something up. Just the fondant covered cake as is. When I am chilling the layers before decorating, I wrap them in saran and foil.



Does it dry out any that you know of??



Heck, no! I just did that for the first time this past weekend, and the cake is wonderfully moist and tasty.




I guess i should ask if this is fondant or BC i use BC most of the time

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varika Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 10:45pm
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Does it dry out any that you know of??



Heck, no! I just did that for the first time this past weekend, and the cake is wonderfully moist and tasty.



I guess i should ask if this is fondant or BC i use BC most of the time




I froze just the cake, actually; I had to transport it to someone else's house to do the work on it. It was fine. I refridgerated it after torting it and filling it, and then again after carving and crumb-coating it with SMBC, and it was still fine. And that was without even covering it. They stayed in the fridge for some five hours, uncovered, and were fine.

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roxxxy_luvs_duff Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 10:49pm
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Ive had a cake sitting out for 5 hours indoors and when I cut it the filling and cake were still a little cool.

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Lori2240 Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 12:08pm
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Thanks for the feedback. Im hoping that if I take it out around 12:00 PM it should be good to go for around 7 or 8pm. I hope so!! Thanks!!

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