Letting Cakes Settle

Lounge By camomama5 Updated 26 May 2011 , 1:59pm by TexasSugar

camomama5 Posted 25 May 2011 , 12:17pm
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Do I "settle" them in the refrigerator? And THEN do I level and torte? How much earlier than an event can I crumb coat, torte and fill? And do they keep well in a freezer in this condition? Then let them thaw for a couple days in the refrigerator? Thank you!

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leah_s Posted 25 May 2011 , 1:18pm
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You level and torte.
Fill
wrap and put a weight on top.
Let settle at room temp. (The settling really doesn't happen in the fridge.)

Settling is the process to get excess air out of the *assembled* cake.

angelogoo Posted 25 May 2011 , 1:31pm
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I let mine settle at room temperature, then level and torte. They dont need days to thaw even if they have been a long time in the freezer. I sometimes take them out of the freezer on wednesday, let it thaw, level and torte and crumbcoat. Thursday, ice and cover in fondant and friday decorate for delivery on saturday.

sccandwbfan Posted 25 May 2011 , 3:36pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leah_s

You level and torte.
Fill
wrap and put a weight on top.
Let settle at room temp. (The settling really doesn't happen in the fridge.)

Settling is the process to get excess air out of the *assembled* cake.




Is this process with no icing or a crumb coat Leah_S?

Thanks.

camomama5 Posted 26 May 2011 , 8:10am
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Thank you for your time!!

TexasSugar Posted 26 May 2011 , 1:59pm
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I agree with Leah, but I do crumb coat after I fill. icon_smile.gif

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