Do My Cakes Have To Be Iced Today?

Decorating By TheCakerator Updated 29 Dec 2010 , 4:25pm by DeeDelightful

TheCakerator Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 5:34pm
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I had some cakes in the freezer from last week. I pulled them out last night and let them sit wrapped in aluminum foil and saran wrap for a few hours and then put them in the fridge overnight, still wrapped. They are for a cake due on Thursday evening. Do I need to frost them today, or are they ok wrapped up till tomorrow?

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SugarKissesCakery Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 6:11pm
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I would worry about the refrigerator drying them out more than anything else. To be safe, I would ice them as soon as possible. Just make sure to let the condensation dry off them first or you risk icing blow-outs. Hope that helps.

TheCakerator Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 6:13pm
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thank you for the reply! I would imagine if I iced them today, they would be fine until thursday, right?

CWR41 Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 6:17pm
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As long as they are wrapped, it shouldn't be an urgent concern to get them iced unless they were sitting out unwrapped in the open air (or refrigerator) drying out and getting stale.

CWR41 Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 6:22pm
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Originally Posted by TheCakerator

thank you for the reply! I would imagine if I iced them today, they would be fine until thursday, right?




As long as the air can't get to the cake, the icing seals in the moisture and prevents it from drying out. It will actually become more moist as it sits for several days.

TheCakerator Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 6:31pm
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ok great! I wanted to ice them today but my DH wants to go out to eat with a GC we got for Christmas .. I was hoping they would be safe to keep covered in the fridge till tomorrow!

SugarKissesCakery Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 7:15pm
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I don't understand why they are in the refrigerator. Are they already filled with perishable filling? If not, get those babies out of the fridge!

DeeDelightful Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 7:43pm
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I suggest taking out of the fridge, wrap really well and slide them inside of a garbage bag, squeeze out the air, and tie it up. They will stay as fresh as can be. sometimes i slide the wrapped cakes (individually) into a plastic grocery bag, squeeze air out and tie it up.

peggyslee Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 8:35pm
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I learned the hard way that the fridge acts as a dehydrator on an uniced cake. I'd get my cake out of there. I would take a few minutes to get it filled and crumb coated and then it's safe for a couple days to sit on the counter (unless it's filled or iced with something that requires refrigeration). Good luck.

TheCakerator Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 10:56pm
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no, they are not filled withy anything, but I always keep my cakes in the fridge and almost every person who eats my cakes comment on how moist they are.

DeeDelightful Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 4:25pm
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no, they are not filled withy anything, but I always keep my cakes in the fridge and almost every person who eats my cakes comment on how moist they are.




Well-wrapped cakes, popped in the freezer for a few hours or overnight, tend to be extra moist also. I think there is less risk of them dehydrating in the freezer. I've experienced having moist cakes after refrigerating them also, but since I read that the fridge can dry them out, I have been putting them in the freezer 30 minutes or overnight. They usually don't take long to thaw out for decorating.

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