I've read that a lot of people freeze their cakes in advance. I was wondering if anyone freezes them torted, filled and crumb coated? Also, does anyone cover their cakes with fondant and freeze them in advance as well? I'm trying to save time the day of decorating But I wasn't sure if moisture would play a factor in freezing fondant covered cakes. Thanks in advance
Can anyone help? Please
I don't think it would be a good idea to freeze a fondant covered cake because of the condensation that would come into play and make the fondant tacky after thawing, but I am also interested in how many people freeze cakes that are torted, filled and crumbcoated. Sorry I'm not much help, but hopefully someone with experience will respond
Definitely cakes that are torted, filled, and crumbed can be fzn w/o problems........providing the filling is freezer safe.
If you do, UNcover to thaw. The crumb coat will keep the cake from drying out. If it remains covered the crumb coat will get mushy.
I have heard for years never fz a cake covered in fondant; but then I have read on this site that some have and say there is no ill effect. I'm w/jardott.....I think the cake would end up mushy (to some extent) as the fondant would keep hold in moisture that would naturally evaporate on other cakes
I do it all the time! Especially when I know I have a lot of cakes due and need to bake in advance! I never freeze for more than 1 week though...just a personal peeve of mine...
I don't freeze fondant covered cakes, but I've heard it could go either way. I prefer my fondant to be fresh.
Just be sure to bring a frozen cake back to room temperature before putting your BC/Fondant on it to minimize condensation and cake ruining sweating!
Thanks everyone! Yes, I just want to bake at most a week ahead of time I've also read some people freeze fondant covered cakes but I'm too afraid to try it due to condensation. Maybe I won't go that far. Or, I'll bake a small cake, cover it, freeze for a couple days and let thaw to see what happens...just for fun! Thanks for your help everybody!
princessmargie - did you ever try this? freezing a fondant-covered cake and then thawing? And what was your results?
Dont freeze fondant and dont freeze fresh fruit fillings, otherwise its just fine. Some people say they freeze fondant and once it comes to room temp. the condensation goes away and looks fine, but you know I didnt listen to everyone and I refriderated a fondant cake once...it just looked so horrible. It was wet and slimey...ugh. I was embarassed when I showed up at the party.
Maybe freezing fondant depends on your location and your freezer. I have heard it both ways but never tried it myself. I think you have the best idea by trying it on something small and seeing if you like the results.