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.
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
thanks vgray! I am making a my first cake for DD's birthday and am being overly ambitious!
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!
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.
We also wrap and freeze our layers, since we usually bake one day and decorate the next.