I am new to this forum and fairly new to cake decorating. Thanks in advance for your advice!
I have to make, decorate and freeze a cake for my nieces party a head of time because we will be out of town on the party day. I have read a lot of the threads on here about freezing cakes. It seems the most recommended way is to put the cake in a box, wrap the box in plastic wrap and freeze. The problem I have is that I don't have enough room in my freezer to do that with the odd shaped cake I am making.
I read somewhere that I could freeze the unwrapped cake until the buttercream gets hard then wrap the whole thing in plastic wrap to finish the freezing. Does this work? If so - how should I tell my family to thaw the cake??
The cake will be one part carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and one part chocolate cake with butter cream. It will have some small fondant elements.