Should I Freeze My Cake??

Decorating By nanasmom Updated 17 Jun 2011 , 8:43pm by jason_kraft

nanasmom Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 4:45am
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I made cakes tonight (thursday) that I plan on buttercreaming tomorrow night. Should I bother freezing them?? Or can I just wrap well and leave out for 24 hours? The cake will be served on Sunday afternoon.


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vgray Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 5:13am
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I wouldn't freeze them. Wrap them up tight and they should be fine because once you put the butter cream on it tomorrow that will preserve it until Sunday. If I have a cake due on Saturday/Sunday I always bake Thursday afternoon/evening, wrap it up for the night and decorate on Friday and my cakes have never been dry. Hope this helps icon_smile.gif

nanasmom Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 5:26am
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thanks vgray! I am making a my first cake for DD's birthday and am being overly ambitious!

vgray Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 5:32am
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lol nothing wrong with that. I'm making a cake for my mom's b-day next week and I am determined to make a "present cake" with only buttercream! Good luck with your cake!

BlakesCakes Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 8:40pm
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I always freeze my layers, even if it's only overnight. I find that it makes for a very moist cake that's easy to work with when about 90% defrosted.

Freezing is actually better for a cake than refrigerating per baking scientists. Refrigerating accelerates the cake going stale. Freezing improves texture.


jason_kraft Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 8:43pm
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We also wrap and freeze our layers, since we usually bake one day and decorate the next.

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