I've searched and read quite a few posts on freezing cakes before posting to ask this... I froze my cake for Father's Day and wanted to ice it while frozen, however, I wasn't able to cut the frozen cake with the cake leveler. (I'm HORRIBLE at cutting even layers with a knife.) Does anyone have any suggestions about this? Would it work to cut my layers before freezing?
I do not ever freeze my cakes. I will put them in the freezer for a little while to firm up to carve or set icing.
you will need to allow the cake to come to room temp and sweat out before you cut it or it will turn gooey or be too hard to trim.
But that is just my preference. I only sell fresh cake. Some do it and have no problems.
Yes, you can cut your layer (level and torte) before freezing, but you should let the cake cool completely before you do so.
We always freeze our cakes but we let them cool and then level them, sometimes we even put a crumb coat on first. Then you can thaw out the cake in the fridge or countertop. Let it sweat before you ice it or you'll have problems with your icing bleeding.