To Freeze Or Not To Freeze (Sponge Prior To Decorating)

Baking By The4manxies Updated 16 May 2012 , 5:43pm by The4manxies

The4manxies Posted 15 May 2012 , 4:09pm
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Hi folks, hope you can give me your opinion? Normally I bake as near as possible to the order date but I've made a mistake and taken two bookings, both for 2 tier cakes for 50 portions. I thought I could give myself more time if I pre-baked the sponges and froze them the week before they're due so I can concentrate on all the modelling & decoration. Will the quality of the sponges be compromised? I've heard quite a few bakers pre-bake & freeze, any tips please? icon_rolleyes.gif

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matthewkyrankelly Posted 15 May 2012 , 4:45pm
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If your filling is stable in the freezer, I would get them done through crumb coating. Wrap well in several layers of plastic wrap, then foil. The freezing puts your cake on hold for exactly this type of situation. You just need to protect it from freezer burn(wrap well) and from absorbing any smells or tastes(again, wrap well). Many people find it improves their cakes.

cat2512 Posted 15 May 2012 , 4:51pm
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I was a bit leary of freezing my cakes as well, but decided to test this theory out and I must say they were delicious! I wrapped my cakes very well (probably more than I needed to) but I wanted to make sure of no freezer burn. Very moist and tasted like I just baked them. icon_smile.gif

The4manxies Posted 16 May 2012 , 11:58am
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I was a bit leary of freezing my cakes as well, but decided to test this theory out and I must say they were delicious! I wrapped my cakes very well (probably more than I needed to) but I wanted to make sure of no freezer burn. Very moist and tasted like I just baked them.

Great news. Can I ask how you defrosted them, did you leave them in the original wrapping? Thanks icon_wink.gif

matthewkyrankelly Posted 16 May 2012 , 2:37pm
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Thaw them wrapped.

The4manxies Posted 16 May 2012 , 5:43pm
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Thanks very much, appreciate the advice folks icon_smile.gif

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