Freezing Decorated Cake

Decorating By Ang0306 Updated 19 Jul 2009 , 12:53pm by Ang0306

Ang0306 Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 2:49pm
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I really want to help my friend with her daughter's first birthday. I will be out of town that weekend. icon_cry.gif My question is can I make the cake, decorate with basic buttercream and a few decorations freeze that cake and give it to her? Will that work? Will the buttercream make the cake soggy as it thaws? I really want to do this for her so any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks!!

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Unlimited Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 9:40pm
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It will be fine. Food wholesalers ship frozen cakes to stores all the time that are pre-decorated. It might sweat or show condensation for a while, but that's normal.

jenlg Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 9:54pm
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Keep the cake covered and place on counter to thaw. Don't uncover until thawed out...works better with the condensation.

Rylan Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 1:03am
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I know a few people who have done is succesfully.

Ang0306 Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 12:56pm
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Great, thanks for the help. I just needed to know that there was a chance this could work and not be a complete disaster..
THANKS!!

srodts Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 1:10pm
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I have done this many times but you must try to keep the color down to a minimum. The white will be just fine but the color frosting has a tendency to bleed and show sweat spots. And dont freeze fondant if you want it to hold a shape cuz it will fall when it thaws.
HTH

Ang0306 Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 12:53pm
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Thanks for the tip, there is no plan yet for the cake so I have no idea on color or anything, knowing this tip certainly helps the planning process, thanks!.

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