I really want to help my friend with her daughter's first birthday. I will be out of town that weekend. 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.
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.
Keep the cake covered and place on counter to thaw. Don't uncover until thawed out...works better with the condensation.
I know a few people who have done is succesfully.
Great, thanks for the help. I just needed to know that there was a chance this could work and not be a complete disaster..
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.
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!.