I have 2 cakes to make for Friday but have limited time on Thu to bake them.
Can I bake them tonight, wrap and freeze?
If so, would I put syrup on the cakes before or after I freeze?
It works fine to freeze cakes. I never use syrup so can't help with that part
Hi, you can freeze the cakes. When you thaw them, you will see how fresh and soft they are. Just like a freshly baked cake. I would brush the syrup after they are properly thawed.
Bashini, I forgot you were on this one too! I replied to your post on my thread on the BSG forum!
Hope you're well.
Nice to see back online Hailinguk. Didn't see you for a long time.
I'm keep well, Thanks! and hope you are fine too!
Be sure to keep the cakes wrapped until they are completely thawed. That way the condensation stays on the wrap and not the cake!
I have 2 Birthday cakes (both 2 tiers) to make for Friday...
If I bake all 4 cakes tomorrow, should I wrap them in cling film and leave on the counter overnight or wrap them in cling film and put them in the fridge overnight? Do I need to wrap in cling film at all?!
Then, once they are fully decorated on Thursday, how should I store them overnight? In the fridge or on the counter?
You need to wrap them really well in cling film and leave them on the counter. Decorate them and put them in white cake boxes. I store my cakes in these boxes when they are decorated and ready to go.
Perfect, thanks Bashini.
I'm in the middle of making the HD sponge recipe I found on bsg forum.
Do you know if I can use real butter instead of block marg?
YOu are welcome!
Yes, you can. I used to make it with Anchor butter, but I felt that it is quite heavy. So I changed to Lurpack and it works great and love the taste!
Thanks Bashini. I'm going to nip out and get some butter so I can make a lemon version later.
I want to get a head start so can I bake, cover and fully decorate one cake today and put it in a cake box ubtil Friday? Will it be OK standing on the counter for 2 and half days?
Its absolutely fine. HD cakes shelf life is 7 days. So no problem!
Can I ask you what are you going to use as the filling?
That's great news. I was going to make:
1 x 8" HD sponge with vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam.
1 x 6" Chocolate cake with chocolate ganache
Both cakes covered in sugarpaste
1 x 6" HD Lemon sponge with a layer of lemon curd and lemon buttercream
1 x 4" HD Lemon sponge with a layer of lemon curd and lemon buttercream
Both cakes covered in sugarpaste
What recipe do you use for chocolate cake? The HD version?
I made two cakes on Sunday (a pumpkin spice and a white cake) I have them both wrapped in plastic wrap, foil and then put into a plastic bag. When should I take them out to be iced and decorated for a Sunday delivery. I have another cake I need to make tonight for a Sunday delivery also. Should I go ahead and freeze that one or just wrap it and either put it in the fridge or leave on the counter? I'm stressing 'cause I work full time and I want to make sure I have enough time to decorate as these are for my Church to raise money for missionaries and a birthday cake for my husband. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hailinguk, That's fine. I also use the HD version for the choc and lemon. they are so yummy!
MARYBETH09, have you put those cakes in the freezer? Since you have baked those cakes for sunday, it should be in the freezer. And the other cake should be baked on friday as it also for sunday. I bake all my cakes two days ahead. If you don't have time to bake on friday, bake today and freeze and take itout on friday morning. Let it thaw in the wrapping and when its thawed properly, torte, fill and decorate.
OK, I've made the chocolate HD sponge using half marg and hlaf butter.
What is the best recipe to use for buttercream? I normally use Humming Bird Bakerys recipe for cupcakes but not sure if there's a better one for big cakes?
Doesn't lemon curd have to be refrigerated?
I've never used it before but thought I saw somewhere that it does...
Be nice to know for sure, too, since I wanted to try it for the first time in a couple weeks!
Hailinguk, I've posted a reply on BSG!
jennicita, I made a sheet cake on friday and iced on saturday and still have few peices left. And it taste fine. Maybe because its very cold here in UK at this time of the year.
Cake yes, but I was wondering about the lemon curd filling?
Yes everything!!! No different taste at all!!!!!