I have to make a sneaker cake for the 21st, and that is a CRAZY week for me. If I bake, layer and carve it this week can I freeze it , or will it have a "not so fresh" taste by next week? Also if I can do that than what's the best way to defrost it with out it turning to mush?? TIA Andrea
I just asked that same question last week!
I freeze all of my cakes. Some people argue that they taste even better when frozen and then thawed. Here's what I do; once cooled (can still be a little warm) double wrap in plastic wrap, then double wrap in foil. To thaw, just take them out and let them sit at RT, wrapped, for a few hours or until you're ready to decorate.
I have thawed cakes after 6 weeks and they were perfect. Good Luck.
it will taste wonderful!!
Yep it will be fine, just wrap it well in several layers and then thaw it slowly wrapped (I unwrapped each layer and let it sit for a bit before going onto the next layer) and don't touch it if it has condensation on it until it dries. I got the same answer a few months ago when I asked and I did it, hesitantly, but it came out perfect!
I too have frozen many cakes in advance and no one (even a snooty booty who "KNEW" she could tell) never knew the wiser.
I triple saran wrap mine, tight as I can. I take them out to thaw (at room temp on the counter - leave wrapped) the night before I need to frost. By morning they are perfect & moist as ever.
Sometimes, if I need to torte, I partially thaw, then torte while its still good and cold. I get a nice clean cut that way.
I think cakes (and cookies) taste better after they've been frozen. They seem more moist. Good luck with your crazy week!
I always freeze mine, even if it is just overnight. It definately does make the cakes moister. I know frozen cakes have gotten a bad "rap" in the past - but I'm trying to educate people on that! I work full-time too, so this is a great time saver for me!
What about cupcakes?? do any of you freeze cupcakes too??
yes, i freeze cupcakes in a tupperware container. works great. nice and moist.
Thanks everyone.....I also have a follow up question.Can I have the filling in the middle before I freeze it or no???TIA
You can freeze a torted cake with SMBC or ganache filling, but a lot of the other fillings won't do so well. I wouldn't go that far. The cakes will freeze fine, but I would fill them closer to the delivery date.
Agreed with luddroth, I always make the fillings fresh. But I have frozen buttercream and that was fine
Yes, you can freeze cupcakes. I have put them in a freezer bag before and it's worked fine. I would set them on a cookie sheet first and let them freeze for a few hours - then put them in the bag though. And I have also just covered them on the cookie sheet with plastic wrap and foil. I also know of people who keep them in the muffin tins and wrap it to freezer.