I usually bake and freeze my cakes one week before the cake is due. I would like to start baking now for a cake that is due on 9/1. I have a chest freezer that doesn't defrost for cleaning so the cakes layers would be frozen until removed for thawing. I normally wouldn't bake this early but I work full time and have to bake 20 layers of cake. Thank you.
I would think they'd be fine as long as you wrap them well. Freezing isn't something I do routinely, but I've stored experimental recipe cake layers for more than a month before feeding to my guinea pigs (aka my family) with no ill effects.
Cake can last up to 3 months in the freezer so long as they don't get freezer burn. I'd start now if it were me.
Start as soon as you'd like. If wrapped properly, cake can easily be frozen for 6-12 months or longer. Wedding cake top tiers are frozen for a year for the 1st anniversary all the time, and can taste just as good as day one.
Go get started NOW!!! As long as they are well wrapped they will be just fine.
There were times I had found a layer I had forgotten - that got shoved to the back/bottom and forgotten for as long as 8-10 months and it was still good.
Thank you everyone. I normally just wrap my cakes well with plastic wrap but I have read some posts about also wrapping them in foil. How many of you use foil and plastic wrap? I know some people don't like using foil because of the aluminum.