Can I Freeze Decorated Tiers?

Decorating By Thanksharla Updated 12 Aug 2010 , 2:58pm by white_roses09

Thanksharla Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 1:45am
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I have a cake due on Saturday the 28th. But we will be out of town the 24th through Friday the 27th. Getting home in the evening on the 27th. Can I fill and frost the tiers and the freeze them? Taking them out of the freezer as soon as we get home on Friday and then stack and put on the decorations Saturday.

Would this work?

Thanks

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Thanksharla Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 2:38am
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Anyone?

Thanksharla Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 9:51am
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Please, any advice would be appreciated.

ljslight Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 10:53am
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I was wondering the same thing. Is it B/C or fondant?

BethLS Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 12:08pm
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Hello!

Maybe this will be just me, but there is no way I'd freeze a decorated cake!

When freezing (something I seldom do) I wrap layers very tight, twice with plastic wrap. Im not sure how this would translate to a decorated cake.

Is there anyway you can freeze just the layers, and ice/decorate when you get home? (I know, wee hours of the morning!)

sweetnessx3 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 12:25pm
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I dont know forsure, but wouldnt do it ....I have often thought of the tiers brides freeze for a whole year and they seem to be ok. Dont know though sorry! When I do freeze I double wrap and then wrap again in foil.

HPChick33 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 12:49pm
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I am terrified of freezing a fondant cake so I personally wouldn't do it. However, I am no pro. I know that when I freeze my layer I always let them defrost in the plastic/foil wrap. If I were you I wouldn't even take anyone's word for it. I'd do a test run. make a small 6" or something like that and decorate exactly as you plan to for the big day, freeze it and see what happens.

Good luck!

Cindy619 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 1:37pm
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What if you bake, torte and freeze the cakes before you leave. You could always make your frosting ahead of time and, depending on the type, throw it in the fridge. If there's any GP decorations, make them ahead of time as well. That way, as soon as you get home you can pull the cakes out of the freezer and you have everything else ready to go!

Thanksharla Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 1:45pm
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Originally Posted by HPChick33

I am terrified of freezing a fondant cake so I personally wouldn't do it. However, I am no pro. I know that when I freeze my layer I always let them defrost in the plastic/foil wrap. If I were you I wouldn't even take anyone's word for it. I'd do a test run. make a small 6" or something like that and decorate exactly as you plan to for the big day, freeze it and see what happens.

Good luck!




I was thinking of doing a test run. The cake would only be in the freezer for a week. It's a simple design...just white buttercream with fondant/GP flowers. The flowers I would put on, on Saturday.

Thanksharla Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 1:48pm
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Originally Posted by Cindy619

What if you bake, torte and freeze the cakes before you leave. You could always make your frosting ahead of time and, depending on the type, throw it in the fridge. If there's any GP decorations, make them ahead of time as well. That way, as soon as you get home you can pull the cakes out of the freezer and you have everything else ready to go!




I thought about that too. I might just do that....bake, level and freeze. Then when I get home I can full them out and fill and frost.

white_roses09 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 2:58pm
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I think it will be okay as long as you dont use fondant. They fondant will crack and break.
Every year I go to a charity event and gamble for cakes and toss them in the freezer. Once it thaws they look good as new.

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