I like to have some frozen (that are already cooked of course) just incase someone will be stopping by and I can just take them out for a few hours and frost them. But I was wondering if anyone has ever tried vacuum sealing cakes or cupcakes...if so I have a few questions.
1. Did it squash the cupcakes?
2. How long does it last in the freezer before wasn't good anymore?
3. Was the cake/cupcake still yummy (moist and had the flavor)?
4. How long did you let it sit out before eating it?
5. Will it work for cookie dough thats already formed into balls ready to cook?
6. Any tips and tricks?
I assume this would work seeing it as just placing cupcakes/cakes wrapped in plastic wrap and putting it in a ziplock bag works but I would love to try it with a vacuum sealer.
Thank you so much for reading my very wordy post.
Yup - it squashed the cupcakes! If you put them in a Tupperware container then do it - it works, but not without something harder around it.
Freeze them for about 2 to 3 hours on a cookie sheet, then bag them. They shouldn't get smished. I have some mini red velvet in the freezer, probably a month or so. I occassionally take one out and you wouldn't know they were frozen. I was doing freezing them just so I could answer the same questions.
Put a piece of cardboard in the bottom of the bag. Add cupcakes. Put a piece of wax paper or parchment on top. Seal bag and stop just as it starts to hug the cupcakes. I don't freeze them. This is how I ship them. The icing is bagged separately.
I, too, partially freeze before vacuum sealing. My sealer has a "pulse" feature that allows me to remove only as much air as I want to prevent compacting baked goods, but if your does not have that feature, just hit the seal button as soon as it begins to pull in around the cupcakes. I have frozen vacuum-sealed (unbaked) cookie dough for 3 months with no discernable difference in taste or texture when baked. I have left 8" vacuum-sealed cake layers in the freezer for almost a year - they were fine. I don't sell anything, BTW - this was just for personal experimentation