I totally messed up the date on a cake order... I had written down the date as today, but it's not until 5/28. It's a 2 layer 9x13 choco cake w/ buttercream frosting and a chocolate candy transfer on top. Can I freeze it? If so, how??? Or am I just eating chocolate cake this weekend??? I feel like an idiot.
I have frozen cakes before, for myself to experiment. What I did was put it in the frezer until the icing was not sticky, about 1 hour. Then I took it out and wrapped it really tight with saran wrap, then put it in a plastic container. It stayed good for the 2 weeks I left it in there.
What about the chocolate transfer? Do you think it'll be okay? The only problem is that I do not have a container big enough to put it in. So I'd have to wrap it w/plastic wrap and foil. What did you do about thawing it out?
I've put molded chocolate and chocolate transfers into the freezer, it's been fine once it comes out, but it is a little more brittle while frozen.
One of my own fears is getting the date of a cake order wrong lol, I do not want to have to deal with of an extra cake, although I do know tons of people who would be more than willing to make the evidence of such a mistake disappear haha.
If you are going to put it in a plstic container, it the saran wrap needed? If the container is airtight, would it be ok without the saran warp?
Without the saran wrap being close to the surface you risk a greater chance of freezerburn. However, with only a week, you may not need to worry.
I am not familiar with chocolate transfers, sorry.
Also, on thawing the cake, you would unwrap everything to avoid any moisture buildup and let it thaw on the counter/table. That is how I did it.
Well, in the end, I was too chicken to freeze it! So I pulled the chocolate off the top w/o any damage and we'll enjoy the cake at our Memorial Day party tomorrow. My luck (which is really bad right now), the colors would've run together, the chocolate would've cracked and then I'd REALLY be in a bind. But thanks to everyone for their suggestions. I may just make a "trial" decorated cake to freeze sometime and see what happens.