Freezing Cake

Decorating By Lhara22 Updated 11 Jul 2013 , 2:46am by WickedGoodies

Lhara22 Posted 30 Jun 2013 , 7:23pm
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after i take it out of the freezer can i tort fill and crumbcoat right away? if so, can i put the fondant while it's still frozen?

 

also, when in the process of baking should you let the cake settle? before applying fondant or after crumbcoating while still frozen ? thanks!

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Norasmom Posted 30 Jun 2013 , 11:22pm
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I always let my cake defrost before I torte/crumbcoat, because while it's defrosting it sweats.  I let the cake settle after it's been torted and crumbcoated.  Leah_s puts a heavy tile on top of her cakes to let them settle, it works really well!

bct806 Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 2:13am
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Originally Posted by Norasmom 

I always let my cake defrost before I torte/crumbcoat, because while it's defrosting it sweats.  I let the cake settle after it's been torted and crumbcoated.  Leah_s puts a heavy tile on top of her cakes to let them settle, it works really well!

Agreed. If you put the frosting on before it is defrosted, it can just slide right off. No one wants to frost a cake twice! :)

WickedGoodies Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 3:27am
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Yes, technically you can carve, crumb coat and cover a cake in fondant while it's still frozen (it's often easier that way). The trick is to keep the cake's surface sealed in plastic wrap while it's defrosting in the refrigerator. The condensation will then form on the outside of the plastic instead of on the cake. Allow the cake to fully defrost in the refrigerator before attempting to work with it further. Remove the plastic wrap only once it's time to decorate or assemble the cake. 

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