can anyone tell me if they think freezing cakes make them dry. I am making 2 baby shower cakes for Wednesday and was thinking of making them this weekend and freezing them for a couple of days. What does everyone think? Thanks
Freezing doesn't make them dry. Bad recipes, and overbaking make them dry. I dble wrap with plastic wrap, and put in freezer.
I freeze call my cakes. I don't think I could decorate one if it hadn't been frozen!!! I have been doing it for so long now!!!
I think the freezing actually makes a cake more moist!!!! It doesn't something to the cake that is wonderful!!!!
I always wrap mine in saran and then sometimes a layer of foil if it will be in there for a little while (longer than a week but no more than 2). I always wrap mine up while they are still warm and place them in the freezer!!!
I also freeze my cakes. I will freeze even if I am baking and decorating the same day! HTH
I always make my cakes the weekend or Monday prior. I wrap them in plastic wrap, foil, then tie them tight in a plastic grocery store bag. Never had a problem with dry cakes & makes carving so much easier to do when frozen. Take this advice with the grain of salt, I'm very much a newbie with lots to learn!
I always freeze my cakes, that allows me to get my baking done the first part of the week and work on other things for the cakes later in the week. I have to agree I think freezing them adds moisture. I too wrap mine while they are still warm I figure the moisture stays in and freezes to make a moist cake.
I've got my first frozen in the freezer!
I'll be taking it out later today to decorate. Let you know how it goes!! I imagine well! I had never froze the cakes before. I just baked and rested a bit. Never had many problems with settling either...we'll see!!
Thanks everyone, I am just trying to figure out why my cake came out so dry, I think i may have overbaked it. Thanks again!
unless the cake was frozen for months your problem was over baking if a mix cake and if scratch it could have been many things
Heck I even had some left over cupcakes and tossed them in the freezer in a pan unwrapped and figured I would feed them to the kids a week later I pulled them out ( still uncovered) and frosted them and wow they were still moist.
If I am frosting in the next day or so I do not bother to wrap unless something stinky is in the freezer. More that 2 days I wrap in plastic wrap.