What is the recommended time (to obtain freshness) when freezing cakes prior to decorating? Is there a guideline from the pros?
I have had cakes in the fzr for up to a month w/o compromising the taste. When properly wrapped they will be fine.
When you remove from oven, allow to cool on a rack for about 10 minutes; turn out onto the rack and let cool another 10 minutes. Lightly cover w/plastic to keep them from drying out, then when cool enough to handle, wrap in plastic wrap, then place in a plastic bag. I often use the bags I bring groceries home from the market. Since they are wrapped in clean, food grade plastic wrap 1st they is no problem w/using these bags. For bigger cakes I'll put into a garbage bag. Make sure when you put them in the fzr they are flat and nothing falls on top of them. Once they are fzn you can stack them.
Agree with kakeladi. I've freezed her cake recipe for a month and nothing changed.