I'm not sure this is under the right topic area but couldn't decide what it came under. Anyway, a friend of mine for whom I made a cake last week called me today to tell me that she had put it in the freezer after picking it up and will it be ok? It's a chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and covered in MMF.
I told her to be sure to let it come to room temp before touching it or cutting it but am not sure if there are any other instructions to give? I'm not even sure if the cake will be "ok" once it thaws. She has thrown away the box so it's not covered, if anyone has any idea on any thing else that might or will work please help me out here Thanks
How long will it be in the freezer--UNCOVERED???? A few days will probably OK, but................I mean, really, why would someone put ANYTHING in the freezer UNCOVERED??????????
To minimize sweating, she should defrost it in the fridge and then sit it on the counter with a box over it until it comes to room temp. It'll still sweat a bit, but if she doesn't touch it, it should be OK.
Oh, and since she did this on her own without consulting you first, any issues that result are strictly HER fault--no refunds, no free cake, whatever.
Well, my friend said that it will be in the freezer for a week (after her first telling me it will be in for 2 months - yikes)! I talked her out of that idea & now she said she will take it out next week.
I will call her this morning and tell her to first put it in the fridge.
Forgot to add that it was a gift so there would be no question of reimbursing but thanks for your answer, I'll keep it in mind for next time! Although I wonder, should I now say to people "don't put it in the freezer?" I did tell her not to put it in the fridge so I have no idea why she thought it would be ok to put in the freezer, sigh............
So she called me today to tell me that she wants to take it out of the freezer tomorrow to eat over the weekend, I told her what you said and she asked what kind of box to put over it? bc she lives far she can't come back here to get a cake box, can I tell her a regular cardboard box just make sure it's clean?
Yes, any clean box that is taller and larger than the base of the cake will help.