Im making a cake for my daughters birthday on sunday, and i want to make it as easy as possible as im working all week. I want to bake the cakes tomorrow and freeze them, but i want to know the BEST way to do it so they wont be soggy or hard. If someone could kindly give me directions on how/what to wrap them, how to defrost/how long, that would be great!
When I freeze my cakes, I bake, level, tort & fill (if you want to), and crumb coat them before freezing them. I wrap them in a layer of saran wrap, then a layer of aluminum foil before freezing them. How long they take to thaw and come to room temperature depends on the size of the cake. Most probably take 6-8 hours, but it depends on the size, the temperature of your house, etc...After thawing, I apply the final coat icing, fondant (if I'm using it) and my decorations. I don't usually freeze decorated cakes since the colors have a tendency to run.