Can Cake Topper Cupcakes Be Frozen For A Year?

Baking By Sweetpeazmom Updated 9 Jul 2010 , 12:10am by meharding

Sweetpeazmom Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 2:30pm
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Sorry if this has been answered before, but I couldn't find a thread on freezing for that long. I am doing the cupcakes for the wedding of a family friend. I don't need to freeze the ones for the wedding, but the bride loves cupcakes and wanted to have 2 extra to freeze for their 1 year Anniversary, like you do for a small wedding cake top. I didn't think they would be good after that long in the freezer, but wasn't sure. Has anyone ever frozen iced cupcakes for that long? Can it be done and how would you go about wrapping it? Thanks for any advice. The wedding is this weekend.

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carmijok Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 2:47pm
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I would think you would freeze similar to what you do to wedding cake tiers. That is to wrap each individually with cling wrap, then foil and then put both in a ziplock bag made for the freezer...making sure to push all the air out of the bag...air is the enemy. Why not remind her that she could just purchase more cupcakes when her anniversary rolls around? My daughter's top tier did not make it to the anniversary so I made her a copy. I wonder how many brides are REALLY able to keep their wedding cake tier for a whole year? icon_biggrin.gif

leah_s Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 2:49pm
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I always offer my brides a gift cert for an anniversary tier baked fresh for their anniversary. I always say, "Year old cake tastes a lot like . . . year old cake."

angelcakes5 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 2:54pm
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I am not sure about freezing cupcakes. But had to add this. I did a cake last year and the bride and groom took the top tier and cut it into 12 pieces wrapped individually and froze. Each month they take one piece of cake out and enjoy it on the day they were married. So they are celebrating their anniversary each month. I thought it was a great idea. They said the cake has been very good, no probems at all!

cutthecake Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 3:07pm
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We saved our top tier until our first anniversary. Then threw it out. Happy Anniversary to us. It was greasy, freezer-burned and gross. I'm sure it wasn't wrapped adequately, but it was still year-old cake. I wouldn't recommend it. Why eat old cake when you can eat fresh (while looking at a picture of your beautiful wedding cake from a year ago)?

carmijok Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 4:07pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

I always offer my brides a gift cert for an anniversary tier baked fresh for their anniversary. I always say, "Year old cake tastes a lot like . . . year old cake."




great idea!

tweeter_bug98 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 4:35pm
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Originally Posted by angelcakes5

I am not sure about freezing cupcakes. But had to add this. I did a cake last year and the bride and groom took the top tier and cut it into 12 pieces wrapped individually and froze. Each month they take one piece of cake out and enjoy it on the day they were married. So they are celebrating their anniversary each month. I thought it was a great idea. They said the cake has been very good, no probems at all!




I love that idea!

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 4:49pm
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I wish I had taken the time to properly wrap and freeze my top tier.

We left for our honeymoon early the next morning and when we came back we found that my mother had just left the top tier sitting on our countertop for the whole week. I peeked inside and I could see green stuff on the cake. Don't know if it was mold or something from the flowers (yes, the florist just stuck the flowers directly into the cake, roses, callas, etc) but we threw it out. I was kinda bummed because that cake was so yummy.

But I wouldn't recommend freezing cupcakes for a year. I like the certificate idea. The bakery I went through offered a certificate IF we returned the cake plates. I never got my hands on the plates though.

Sweetpeazmom Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 11:52pm
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I was thinking the same thing --- would probably not be a good idea. It's not the same as a wedding cake tier, which is covered in icing. I think that also acts as a cover for the cake, whereas a cupcake only has the paper around it. Of course wrapping it would help some, but I don't know.

Leah--- I think that's a great idea. Gift certificate it is!!! I like the idea of fresh.

Thanks everyone for your advice.

meharding Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 12:10am
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if you have one of those food saver systems you can freeze the cupcakes and once they are good and frozen vacuum seal them. The are good for a really long time that way with no freezer burn. I use mine all the time for leftover cake, twice baked potatoes quantities of stuff I cook up in the smoker etc.

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