Freezing Cakes

Decorating By sarahb2004 Updated 5 Nov 2012 , 2:43am by 2txmedics

sarahb2004 Posted 2 May 2011 , 4:12pm
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I am making a tiered cake in about 4 weeks and I am considering making them this week and freezing them. What is your process when freezing? (wrapping etc...)

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Marianna46 Posted 2 May 2011 , 5:02pm
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There are two basic methods and they differ only in the order of the steps. In one, you freeze the cakes as soon as you take them out of the pan: wrap them in a couple of layers of plastic wrap and then put them in foil or in a ziplock bag, if they'll fit. Do everything else after you thaw them. In the other one, you level, torte and crumbcoat the layers, THEN wrap them and freeze them. Just a word of warning though: although the wrapping needs to be airtight, you don't want to wrap the layers too tightly because that can make them lose their shape. Nothing worse than a round cake that you've slaved over coming out of the freezer an ellipse - or something even less recognizable.

kakeladi Posted 2 May 2011 , 5:46pm
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Marianna46 said: .....Just a word of warning though: although the wrapping needs to be airtight, you don't want to wrap the layers too tightly because that can make them lose their shape.............

Oh how true! Also, make sure they are sitting *flat* in the fzr - with nothing on top of them - for the 1st few hours until they are hard. It's usaually best to put them on a cookie sheet or similar thing until they are fzn through.

sarahb2004 Posted 2 May 2011 , 7:01pm
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Perfect!! Thanks so much. I think I will just freeze them right after they come out of the pan, that sounds like it will work out best for me.

Thanks again!!

Marianna46 Posted 3 May 2011 , 11:38am
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Some people think it's better to let them cool first, but I like to take them out of the pan as soon as I can - say 10 minutes, so they won't fall apart but they'll still be quite warm. I freeze them while they're still very warm because I find that my cakes are more moist that way. In fact, I freeze all my cakes at least overnight for this very reason.

2txmedics Posted 4 Nov 2012 , 4:58am
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Ok, new to freezing and wrapping and unwrapping....I managed to freeze 2 cake layers...which will make one cake.

 

I froze them, been in about 3 days...I need the cake done by...the 6th...as in deliverying it then.  When do I take my cakes out? and how do I EXACTLY go about un freezing them, and Unwrapping them, crumb coat, icing, decorate???

 

Many thanks.

kakeladi Posted 4 Nov 2012 , 10:42pm
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Originally Posted by 2txmedics 
I froze them, been in about 3 days...I need the cake done by...the 6th...as in deliverying it then.  When do I take my cakes out? and how do I EXACTLY go about un freezing them, and Unwrapping them, crumb coat, icing, decorate???

 

Many thanks.

Remove the cakes from the frz at least 4 to 12 hrs before wanting to decorate them.  How long it take to defrost will depend on the size of the cakes - of course, the lgr the longer :)  You don't want the cake defrosted more than a day before working on it (so it retains it's freshness for the customer after delivery.  The longer you have it at room temp the less time they have to enjoy it.)

 

I like to remove from fzr to the frig the night before, then take out of frig several hrs before I want to work on it.  Leave wrapped until ready to crumb coat.  Once it is crumbed it can sit at room temp (do NOT put into frig).  Once you can touch the crumb coat and no icing comes off on your finger you are ready to proceed with finish coating (icing) and decorate it.  Since you want it done by the 6th, you can take it out/put in the frig now and crumb coat tonight or in the morning.  It shouldn't take but 30 minutes at most for crumbcoat to dry enough to final ice it then decorate in the morning. 

2txmedics Posted 5 Nov 2012 , 2:43am
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Thank you so much!!! I have to work around my work schedule, since I work graveyard and work is an hour away...I have to watch my time carefully as to how/when I do my cakes.

 

I appreciate your help.

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