I need to make a fondant coverd cake for a 1st birthday party, but I will be out of town on the party date.
Can I make and decorate the cake ahead of time and freeze it so that my friend can just pull it out of the freezer and let it thaw a couple days before the party?
I would think that it would sweat really bad as it thawed out.If your just making it a day or two before the party it would be fine without freezing it or anything.
I leave on the 4th and the party is on the 11th. I don't think I could let it sit a week, even refrigerated, could I?
I thought I saw somewhere that fondant could be frozen provided you wrapped it tightly and didn't remove the plastic until it was completely thawed...?
I froze a fondant covered cake and it thawed great but with a lot of help. I took it out of the freezer the night before, set it on my counter and placed a fan blowing directly on it to make sure it didn't get gooey. Someone from here, sorry can't remember name, posted what to do and I was very pleased with the results.
I think I had better bake one and freeze it to test this out. Thanks for the suggestion.
I froze the top tier of my wedding cake (fondant covered), took it out a year later and it was perfect. I just left it on the counter for about 6 or 7 hours and it was as pretty and tasted as good as it did the year before. I had it wrapped in a layer of plastic wrap, then foil.
You should do the "trial run" though... I may have just been lucky.
If I covered the cake in whipped cream, would I be able to freeze/thaw it ok then? I was going to do the fondant because they don't like buttercream, but if whipped cream will freeze ok...
Oh, and I forgot to mention that she wants it filled with bavarian cream. Will that make a difference to the freezing?