Help! I Don't Know My Way Around Freezing For Carving!

Decorating By emiyeric Updated 17 May 2009 , 1:16am by emiyeric

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emiyeric Posted 16 May 2009 , 12:52pm
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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!!

-Emi.

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emiyeric Posted 16 May 2009 , 5:55pm
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*Bumpety bump*

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emiyeric Posted 16 May 2009 , 11:36pm
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Sooo ... no help? Pretty pretty pleeeeeaaaase? At least to know what stage the cake should be in to carve?

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bakingpw Posted 17 May 2009 , 12:19am
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It will be easier to carve if you carve while frozen.. Then, re-wrap and allow to thaw before icing/decorating.

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emiyeric Posted 17 May 2009 , 1:16am
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Okay, that's helpful! Thanks so much!!!

-Emi.

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