Is It Best To Torte And Freeze Or Freeze Then Torte?

Decorating By BuffytheBakingSlayer Updated 4 Apr 2012 , 3:10pm by BuffytheBakingSlayer

BuffytheBakingSlayer Posted 28 Mar 2012 , 11:01pm
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Which is the best route? Opinions, experience appreciated.

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debidehm Posted 28 Mar 2012 , 11:09pm
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I've done both, and prefer freezing first.

Elcee Posted 28 Mar 2012 , 11:29pm
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I freeze, then tort, when the cake is thawed but still very cold and firm.

timhenk Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 1:20am
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I always torte then freeze. Frozen cakes are very easy to frost.

Oreobo Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 1:46am
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I torte and then freeze. I wrap each layer in plastic wrap and then in foil.

maisyone2 Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 1:57am
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35 years baking and decorating cakes, I've never frozen a cake in order to frost. Just not necessary.

Ashleyssweetdesigns Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 2:24am
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To me its essential to freeze after you've covered them in BC so when u lay the fondant on top u keep the crisp edge

BuffytheBakingSlayer Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 1:16pm
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I have been going back and forth about this. But I think my answer may have been given with my trial and error. I have a practice cake from yesterday (WASC). I just tried torting it (sprang for an Agbay - Happy 40th to me). B/c it is so moist, I am having some tearing issues (although those were on some pretty thin layers). Now, a lot (or all) of this is probably my inexperience. But I think that a frozen cake will be much easier to torte with this cake.

What I may have to do (time constraints) is freeze, torte, and freeze the torte layers also. Then I think I may fill the frozen torte layers (Amer Buttercream) and then maybe ice the cake when it is a little defrosted. No fondant except for some lettering.

Does this sound like it will work properly?

BuffytheBakingSlayer Posted 4 Apr 2012 , 3:10pm
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Well, I ended up doing some torting before and some after freezing. I found it really difficult to torte after freezing. even though I thought the cake was too delicate to do before freezing, it ended up working better for me. But it may also partly be that by the time I tried the before freezing I had been practicing a good bit. And had better got the hang of the Agbay.

And btw, that Agbay is awesome!!!!

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