Anyone know how long you can keep a cake in the freezer, iced or uniced, without affecting the taste and freshness?
I have four large cakes due Nov 19th for my towns youth football league, work full time, have 5 kids, and my company has a blackout period for time off because of the holidays.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
A long, long time if they're properly wrapped. I always use one layer of plastic wrap and one layer of heavy duty foil. I make double and triple sure that there are no gaps or holes where bad freezer air can get in, and I have never had a problem. I have frozen cakes for orders for 2 weeks or more, and recently made cake balls out of a cake I'd had in the freezer since the beginning of June. They were awesome.
Thank you that helps, I will start baking now.
You can bake them now for use on Nov 17th. Depending on the frosting you plan on using you can freeze that too. I usually double or triple wrap in plastic as an extra precaution of freezer taste.
Yes you certainly can start baking now. I have kept cake as long as 4-6 months w/o problems. YES! it did still taste good and was just as moist as the day it was baked As the other poster said, it's how it's wrapped that helps keep it nice.