Bake And Freeze Cake - How Far In Advance Is Ok

Decorating By schustc Updated 10 Mar 2011 , 12:03am by cakeandpartygirl

schustc Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 3:58am
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I am going to be decorating my cake next weekend (not this, but the following weekend).

I work full time (I am sure I am not the only one), and was wondering if I could bake the cakes (about 6-icon_cool.gif for my tiers this weekend, and freeze them to use next weekend.

I am thinking it would be fine, but I don't want to be up until the wee hours of the morning next friday night baking to freeze them for decorating saturday.


Thank you!


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momtofourmonkeys Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 4:11am
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You can easily bake now and freeze for then. I often bake a week ahead of time and freeze. Have baked up to 1 month ahead of time before and had no problems freezing. Just wrap real good in plastic wrap and foil.

Frecklysmom Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 4:13am
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I have baked and frozen cakes 2 weeks in advance. I have heard of others freezing for even longer. Just make sure you wrap them well and keep them wrapped while they thaw.

cake_whisperer Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 4:18am
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Freezing the cakes (double wrapped in plastic wrap of course) actually seals in moisture...I've baked and frozen cake up to a month in advance and the texture was still very moist icon_smile.gif

TiffyB73 Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 8:49pm
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Do you freeze them before OR after you fill and stack them?
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lakish Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 9:11pm
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how do you thaw them and for how long?( i have never frozen a cake before) icon_sad.gif

schustc Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 11:36pm
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yes all good questions - i though you were supposed to freeze before doing a stacked cake to keep it firm as you added the layers - i.e., i thought it would be a good idea, then let it thaw once you had it placed. if we thaw completely before hand, how far in advance - if the party is on sunday, and we are decorating the cake saturday - should I lay them on the counter friday morning so they thaw by friday night? - or should i take them out saturday morning and assemble the cake while they are still frozen? lots of questions i know. sheesh it's not like i haven't made a cake before, but i've never frozen them before frosting them..

cakeandpartygirl Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 12:03am
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Originally Posted by TiffyB73

Do you freeze them before OR after you fill and stack them?
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I would freee them before you fill and stack but it would depend on what type of filling you are using. I would at most put 2 layers together but I wouldn't stack any tiers.

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