I am making an ice cream cake for my daughter's 1st birthday. I will be baking the cake tonight and I'm planning on icing it tomorrow. I will put in the freezer AFTER I ice it but should I freeze it tonight after I bake it and pull it out tomorrow morning? I don't want for my cake to be hard so I don't know if it's ok to leave it sitting on the counter or placing it in the fridge for the night.
Please help!! I really want for this cake to work out!!!! I have been planning this for months!
This is what I did, I let my ice cream melt just enough so that it would spread. I then stuck layered the cakes and put in the freezer for a few hours and then iced it. And served immediatly. The cake wont get that hard if you freeze it for a few hours. I am not sure about all night.. maybe someone else can help on that part.. Good Luck!
Mary I think if you let the cake cool and wrap it in plastic wrap you can leave it on the counter overnight. I have left cakes sitting overnight before without a problem.
The last icecream cake I did was a mess!! If I do another one I will definetly freeze the cakes. The icecream melts so fast so if you freeze your cakes it will help keep the icecream from meltingt. I would ice the cakes before stacking them on to the icecream. Then all you have to do is the border (if your doing any) & that doesn't take as long. Icecream cakes are a pain to make! But they are sooooo good!! Good Luck!!
I have come to the conclusion that cakes are better if they have been frozen (providing they are cooled completely and wrapped well), there are fewer crumbs, and they seem to be more moist! It definitely makes sense to freeze them if you are going to be putting ice cream on them for icing.
I think I would have to go with the freezer group! Where I live it is just so humid and hot...I don't think I would even consider doing an ice cream cake! But it does sound really yummy!
I am with the freezing group of thought. I freeze all my cakes now (even a 3milks cake) and have gotten compliments on all of them.