I am making a wedding cake for my daughter wedding is June 2nd. Nothing huge or elaborate but I've never done the freeze thing before. Also have family coming in the week of the wedding, so thought this would be a good time to try it. Not sure when to bake, frost thaw and etc. To make matters worse the bride and myself were involved in an automobile accident last week. (we're okay, but I'm in a neck brace). When should I start baking the cake, freezing it etc. Supposed to deliver the cake the day before (they have a huge walk-in refrig to store it in ). Thank ya'll so much
I have had no problem w/ freezing as long as the cake cooled completely and wrapped well before freezing. I wrap w/ saran wrap, freezer paper and alumunium foil. I haven't had experience freezing a cake for more than a week or so, but the ones I have frozen turned out great. I have frozen cupcakes for up to a month w/ no problem. Good luck!
If you have the freezer & fridge space, you could finish the entire cake 2-3 weeks before the wedding.
I bake & then freeze the cooled, well wrapped layers until 24hrs. before I need them, defrost them in the fridge overnight, unwrap & sit on counter until near room temp, torte, fill, crumb coat, allow to rest 6-12hrs., finish coat & decorate.
I box the finished cake, wrap box in several layers of saran and a layer of foil, freeze.
24 hrs. before display, I place wrapped box in fridge to defrost. 4-6 hrs. before display (less time if a small cake) I place wrapped box on counter to come to room temp. I only remove the wrappings and box when it's time for the cake to be seen & served.
If I were in your shoes, I'd do as much as I could as soon as I was feeling better so that I could actually enjoy the wedding festivities & guests.
Thanks ladies, I appreciate the advise. This isn't my first wedding cake the profile pic is one I did last August for our son. Course I didn't have family coming in, wasn't MOB and hadn't been in an accident.
I hope you have a quick recovery so you can enjoy yourself! Whiplash is surprisingly uncomfortable!! Glad you weren't hurt worse!
Having experienced being in a neck brace I suggest you wait as long as you can to get involved in baking. It is harder on one than most think. OR find someone who canhelp you. Lifting the mixer bowl to pour batter into pans, lifting pans into oven etc can take a real toll on one's neck!
Thank you Wildgirl for the get well wishes.I'm trying to behave myself but with the wedding only 3 weeks away it's kinda hard. Just taking it one day at a time .
Kateladi, I hadn't even thought of that. Just worried about being able to get it done. Go to a spine/neurologist on the 15th and hopefully he will let me take the brace off. Looks like I may have to enlist either my hubby or the bride into helping. Will have lots of help here on the 29th but don't really want to wait until that late to get started, [/quote]