Due to an overscheduled weekend I didn't make my daughter's birthday cake (she's TEN today!) until an hour ago. It's a 10" round, due out of the oven in about fifteen minutes. It is now 11 AM and I have to have it iced, decorated and delivered to her school in three hours!
I am wondering how I can speed up the cooling process so I can ice it without having the icing melt (icing is butter/Crisco/milk/vanilla) or deal with condensation on the cake. I was thinking of popping it in the freezer or fridge for a while. Or should I just give up and buy a bunch of cupcakes?
you can speed it up by putting it in the freezer or fridge. I don't normally do that, but I have and it will be fine.
Or put it in front of a fan but it needs to be on something so the air can move all around it.
I almost always put mine in the freezer, b/c I don't decorate the same day I bake. Since it is going to be in for such a short time, I would recommend the freezer over the fridge. It will taste fine
Yeah, freezer is fine. Done it lots of times.
Freezer should do the trick,if it is winter i put mine in the freezing car outside and leave the windows down a bit,that's cos i never have space in my freezer.Works like magic.
Thanks, everyone! Crossing my fingers!