Question About Baking And Freezing

Decorating By erinalicia Updated 18 Aug 2008 , 12:44am by erinalicia

erinalicia Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 10:43pm
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I was asked to make my cousin's 16th birthday cake for the 30th of this month. She wants a 3 tiered topsy turvy cake. Because my son is going into the hospital 2 days before the party to have his trach removed I decided to go ahead and bake the cakes today and tomorrow and freeze them so that all I need to do is decorate later. I have to make the fondant sometime this week too.

My question is this: Can I fill the layers and freeze each individual tier and then ice and cover in fondant after it has defrosted or should I just freeze the cake layers and then assemble the last few days? Also should I level and then freeze or should I wait to do that too? I've done both ways, but I've never attempted a cake this big so I'm nervous about it.

Thanks in advance! icon_smile.gif

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kakeladi Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 12:38am
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.......Can I fill the layers and freeze each individual tier and then ice and cover in fondant after it has defrosted or should I just freeze the cake layers and then assemble the last few days? Also should I level.....

Yes - well that depends on the filling you are using. If it's fresh fruit, straight pudding, etc then no, that is not a good idea. But...definately you can level, fill, crumb coat then fz. if the filling is like purchased in the sleeve or b'cream etc.

erinalicia Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 12:44am
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Thanks! It's just going to be a whipped buttercream filling. I'd just like to get as much done before my son goes into the hospital as possible.

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