I need to carve a large cake, which I have already torted, stacked, filled and crumbcoated, wrapped well, and stuck in the freezer. Since I usually carve on non-frozen cake (but I had to bake this well ahead of time due to scheduling issues), I have a few questions: When I take it out of the freezer, do I immediately unwrap it and carve? Do I first wait for it to thaw partially (and if so, for how long?), and then unwrap and carve? And speaking of thawing, how long do I have to thaw a cake before I can cover it with fondant serve it? Obviously, it has to be completely thawed, but how long does that generally take? The filling is non-perishable, so it can sit out if it has to.
Thanks so much for your pointers!!
Sooo ... no help? Pretty pretty pleeeeeaaaase? At least to know what stage the cake should be in to carve?
It will be easier to carve if you carve while frozen.. Then, re-wrap and allow to thaw before icing/decorating.
Okay, that's helpful! Thanks so much!!!