Freezing Buttercream Cake & Cupcakes

Decorating By BuckeyeLauri Updated 28 Sep 2014 , 2:18am by AnnieCahill

BuckeyeLauri Posted 26 Sep 2014 , 3:07pm
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I just finished decorating a buttercream cake & cupcakes for a drop off this evening. As I'm messaging the client, I find out her son is sick & they are rescheduling the party for next weekend. Anyone know about freezing an already decorated cake & cupcakes? Thanks so much!


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oftheeicing Posted 26 Sep 2014 , 3:49pm
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AAbsolutely can be frozen. I had a similar issue last year. Just make sure they are wrapped very well.

cait1219 Posted 26 Sep 2014 , 3:53pm
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I think you need to be sure to thaw in the fridge to cut down on the condensation during defrost.  I know some people have issues with colors bleeding/dripping if there's too much condensation. 

BuckeyeLauri Posted 26 Sep 2014 , 3:55pm
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Thank you! I am going to remove the fondant pieces and freeze the cake. My other concern is that I have edible 'sand' (nilla wafers & oreos) topping the cupcakes. I am assuming this will end up soggy if frozen?

cait1219 Posted 26 Sep 2014 , 5:32pm
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Yes, if I make anything with oreos and store it in the fridge....even ends up soggy.  They absorb all of the moisture that's surrounding it.  Any way to gently "scrape" most of it off before freezing, then apply new sand the day of the party?  If it's possible I would most definitely choose that route.

AnnieCahill Posted 28 Sep 2014 , 2:18am
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AFreezing fully decorated cakes works great if you wrap the box very well. Thaw it at room temperature IN the wrapper and box so condensation develops on the wrapper, not the cake. Your sand might get a little soggy but I don't think that's a big deal. You can always top them with fresh crumbs after they thaw.

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