Maybe A Silly Question?

Decorating By alsearer Updated 14 Mar 2011 , 10:39pm by alsearer

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alsearer Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 6:11pm
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This is my first time posting but I read stuff here all the time...such a HUGE help!!! Can someone please tell me if I can put filling (like a creme) in a cake, frost then freeze for like 3 days? I had a loss in the family and the funeral falls the day before a cake is due. I would really love to get the cake as finished as possible and then just freeze it until the day before to complete finishing touches? Is this even possible or should I assume after traveling I will need to pull an all nighter?!

Thanks so much for any advice!!!! icon_smile.gif

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peg818 Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 8:55pm
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You might be okay it really depends on the filling it your using
a sleeve filling I would say it would be okay. If you are making
the filling from scratch I would try to freeze some grist if time
permits.

I would certainly have the cakes baked and frozen before you leave
make all your icing and as many of your decorations as possible.

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thumbs Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 9:16pm
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I now I have read that several people do fill and freeze so when the cake comes it just needs to defrost and it's ready to decorate.

I haven't had much success with this as I have tried it but the icing gets a bit mussy when it defrosts and blends into the cake a bit so it appears that there isn't as much icing the cake (which is honestly most peoples favorite part so I hate feeling like to ripped them off on the icing).

So I always bake, level and freeze. Make the icing up, colour all fondants, etc so that everything is ready. Then it really only takes 5-10 minutes to fill and ice the cake.

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KJ62798 Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 9:46pm
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I had a scheduling conflict that led me to bake & freeze well ahead of time.

I baked, leveled, filled & crumb-coated the cake on a board cut to the size of the cake (so that it had support until it was frozen solid). I double wrapped it in clear plastic wrap.

Thawed it and then did the final frosting/decorating. I had all the fondant cutouts done ahead of time. I put it on the larger "display" board after it came out of the freezer--just glued the first cake board down to the larger one w/BC.

The final work on the cake only took about an hour and the cake tasted great. No ill effects from the freezer.

HTH
Kristy

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alsearer Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 10:39pm
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Thanks so much! That's exactly what I was looking for. It would really only be three days but I was so worried. I've got most everything ready and will take a few more steps before leaving town.

Thanks everyone for the advice!!

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