I realize there is an entire thread devoted to Buttercream, but I really dont' have time to search through for this answer.
Would/Could anyone please tell me:
Can you freeze buttercream icing (for future use)? I know you can freeze cakes that are iced, but can you freeze containers of BC for future cakes, and if so, for how long? And what is the best way to preserve the freshness and avoid freezer burn?
Thank you in advance.
Yes you can!!
My wilton instructor gave us a rule of three.
You can leave it unrefrigerated for 3 days
You can put in in the fridge for 3 weeks
and you can freeze it for up to 3 months...
I used some frozen buttercream that I've had for about a month yesterday and it was still delicious!!
Hope this helps!
WOW, that was fast! (I can feel the whiplash!) So Thanks!!!
Sweetpea, how do you store it? Containers? I want to do it correctly.
and thanks again!
LMAO that was funny!
But yeah I just put them in airtight containers and since I'm weird I also wrap them in foil or plastic wrap....don't want freezer burn..lol
I'm also weird... or so I'm told... I not only wrap cakes in plastic wrap (three times), then foil, but also a HUGE freezer bag. ( And I'm constantly spraying down the counters when I make icing... it's almost funny...)
But it's all good... you should see me when I've used the oven and am ready for bed... I keep checking, checking, checking.... until I'm sure it's off. I have to laugh about it... then I check the faucets, lightswitches, and so on... it's a big routine.
But hey, those cakes stay FRESH!!!
thanks again.... hope you didn't mind my rambling.
i don't mind at all...sometimes i ramble too..lol