Urgent! Defrosting Question!

Decorating By sugarmamma03 Updated 25 Apr 2009 , 8:32pm by sugarmamma03

sugarmamma03 Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 2:56am
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I have a cake and some cupcakes in the freezer that I need to decorate tomorrow. Should I get them out of the freezer tonight, or tomorrow morning? What is the best way to let them defrost? In the fridge or on the counter? And wrapped or unwrapped?
Thanks so much!

8 replies
bashini Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 9:07am
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Hi there, yes, you can take them out tonight and with the wrappings on. I put them in the fridge to thaw. icon_smile.gif

tonimarie Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 5:47pm
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I always frost cakes straight out of the freezer, of course making sure that they will be unthawed by the time they are going to be served. icon_smile.gif

tonimarie Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 5:51pm
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I always frost cakes straight out of the freezer, of course making sure that they will be unthawed by the time they are going to be served. icon_smile.gif

solascakes Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 6:01pm
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To be on the safe side take them out tonight so your customer is not eating a frozen cake leave it to defrost still wrapped,I would leave it on the counter though.But then again I do not do frozen cakes so might not be the best person to advise you.Good luck.

MrsMabe Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 6:08pm
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I have occasionally run into a problem frosting still-frozen cakes and having the frosting run from the condensation when it they thawed. I would personally take them out tonight to be safe.

sweetjan Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 6:22pm
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Ditto what Mrs. Mabe said....watch out for the condensation that results from the thaw. You need to allow time for that moisture to resolve itself.

Win Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 6:29pm
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Put them in the fridge tonight to be thawed by tomorrow. Leave them wrapped. There have been other forums that discuss the safety of allowing a cake to thaw at room temp -bacterial issues, etc. I figure, why not err on the side of safe and allow to thaw in the fridge...

sugarmamma03 Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 8:32pm
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Thanks so much everyone!

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