Freeze Fondant Covered Cake

Decorating By Crissielyn Updated 17 Jun 2010 , 10:37pm by BlakesCakes

Crissielyn Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 3:28pm
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Hi Everyone,

Was wondering if you might shed some light on something for me. If a make a cake, freeze it for an hour in order to ice it, and then cover it with fondant can I then freeze the cake again? Was wondering if this would count as double freezing and ruin the cake?

Also, have a few other questions related to freezing a fondant cake:

What is the best way to wrap it? Do I wrap it already on the cake board?
Do I let it defrost in the wrapper?
How long can it be kept frozen?
Is it ok if it has gumpaste decorations on it. Does gumpaste freeze ok?

Thank you so so very much!!

7 replies
Crissielyn Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 7:09pm
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Didnt get a reply to this, but maybe cus I had too many questions. icon_smile.gif Can anyone just tell me if its ok to freeze a fondant covered cake? I have read many sites that said that it is fine and just as many that say the condensation will discolor it when it defrosts. Any experience of advice? Thank you.

chefbeth Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 7:23pm
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I freeze them all the time. Never had discoloration but I do keep them in a cake box when possible for defrosting. It may just depend on what coloring you use too. Good luck!

Crissielyn Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 9:48pm
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BlakesCakes to the rescue again! You are so wonderful helping people out. icon_smile.gif

My cake will be a fondant covered cake with a fondant and gumpaste hat on top. Nothing hanging off of it. Can I freeze the cake (in the method you describe) with the gumpaste items on top of the cake?

Thanks.

BlakesCakes Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 10:02pm
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I guess my best response it that I'd freeze it.

If I was worried about the hat (fragility, color issues, etc.), I might box it separately (just a cardboard box), tell the client to keep it out of heat and direct light, and have them put it on the cake at presentation time. You'd obviously have to take that into consideration when making the design.

I did a campfire cake for someone last summer. She had to freeze it for a week. I packaged it the way I've described, but I gave her the flames (dried in a cardboard box) to put on after the cake had defrosted and come to room temp. I was worried that if the gum paste flames, stuck into the cake & buttercream, might absorb too much moisture and wilt or break. Word was that it worked out great--she never did send me a pic icon_cry.gif

HTH
Rae

Crissielyn Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 10:23pm
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Since the hat is also cake in the middle (cover, brim, and flowers are made out of fondant and gumpaste) looks like I need to freeze the whole thing or freeze the cake part of the hat seperately.

Too bad you dont have a pic of those flames Rae. Would be cool to see them.

This cake is for my mom's birthday party and she is so very special to me. Unfortunately, working full time with two kids and helping care for my mom (who is disabled) makes for very little free time. Doing things in advance (sometimes at 2am) is often the only way I can do them. Making the cake the weekend before and freezing it would be fabulous since I am also making 75 highly detailed cupcakes for her party.

Thank you again, a million times over.

BlakesCakes Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 10:37pm
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Sounds like a sound plan.

I'm sure it'll be a great cake. Please post pics.

Glad to be of help.
Rae

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