Whats the best order to do things in? I like to make my cakes a couple days ahead of time that way i have time to work on other things and am just wondering if i should ice before i freeze or after is ok? So far ive only tried just freezing then leveling and filling and frosting when im ready to start decorating but ive heard mixed things about that way/. if i were to level and fill before i freeze, how would i go about that and what would be the difference?
got a cake coming up soon please help!
I don't normally freeze since I rarely have more than one cake to work on but I did freeze one last week.
I filled & crumb-coated the cake on Monday. Chilled it a bit to get the crumb-coat hard. Wrapped it well in Press & Seal (it was on a cake board) and froze it until Thurs. It was a carved cake so I did that once it was partially defrosted. Finished the base coat of frosting that day and then all the detail work on Friday. My friend said it was moist & yummy--I was a little worried since I don't usually freeze cakes.
I like to bake my cakes, double wrap in plastic wrap and wrap with tin foil, place in the freezer. The day before decorating, I take the cakes out of the freezer, bring them to room temp., fill them, crumb coat, let sit for at least 4 hours or overnight (to allow for settling), if a bulge occurrs between the layers I fix it and ice the cake, once iced I decorate. I don't use dairy products in my fillings so my cakes are able to remain at room temp. I've had many compliments about how moist my cakes are.
I've been told by cake supply stores that the sleeve fillings change consistency (they separate) if frozen.
Thanks that freally helps!