Freezing Cakes - Fondant Covered

Decorating By ernesta Updated 13 Mar 2009 , 9:56pm by ernesta

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ernesta Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 8:20pm
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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?

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mcook1670 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 8:34pm
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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.

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ernesta Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 8:44pm
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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...?

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vicmic Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 8:45pm
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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.

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ernesta Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 8:57pm
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I think I had better bake one and freeze it to test this out. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Stacybugg75 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 9:12pm
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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.

Good luck,
~Stacy

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ernesta Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 9:56pm
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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?

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