Thawing Caramel Mud Cake

Decorating By suzied Updated 12 Nov 2014 , 4:46am by suzied

suzied Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 9:07am
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I intend baking and freezing a 12" n 8" caramel mud cake this sunday. when should I take it out of the freezer to fill, cover and decorate. cake has to be given the following sunday. I have frozen butter cakes but never a mud cake. do mud cakes take longer to thaw than sponge/buttercakes? any advice is much appreciated. thanks.

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mcaulir Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 10:19am
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It will take a couple of hours to thaw, but mud cakes last without going stale almost forever, so take it out the night before you want to start working with it. It will be just fine.

suzied Posted 11 Nov 2014 , 2:48am
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Originally Posted by mcaulir 
 

It will take a couple of hours to thaw, but mud cakes last without going stale almost forever, so take it out the night before you want to start working with it. It will be just fine.

Mcaulir

 

Thanks for your response.  will there be any harm, if I don't freeze it? and keep it wrapped on the bench from this sunday till nxt Saturday, decorate and deliver on sunday. tia

mcaulir Posted 11 Nov 2014 , 3:42am
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I've had mudcake on my bench for two weeks and it's been fine. But, I don't know if I'd risk quite that length of time without freezing to give to customers. I'm sure it would be fine, but not sure enough to recommend it.

 

How's that for confusing?

 

I like them better and find them easier to handle when they've been frozen, so I always try to do that anyway.

suzied Posted 11 Nov 2014 , 5:34am
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Ok. I will freeze it.  Not for customer. its for my husband's nieces' engagement. Since I will be decorating it the following Saturday, most probably I will take it out Thursday night to be on the safe side. scared because its a heavy cake and if it doesn't thaw in time, not sure how I am going to cover and decorate it. I will be applying salted caramel frosting....wish me luck!! I made a little one last month, and kept it for almost week and ate it. it got better with age (but that was for home use) there will be lots of guests eating it. so don't want to take a chance. thanks once again Mcaulir

bubs1stbirthday Posted 11 Nov 2014 , 6:44am
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Honestly taking the cakes out the night before will be plenty of time.

 

When I decorate my cakes I get them out of the freezer about 15 minutes before I want to start cutting them - I find it so much easier to torte a cake that is still partly frozen. By the time I get each cake marked for cutting ( I use a ruler and a knife to mark them the whole way round before I cut them) they are still frozen in the middle but defrosted enough for me to get a sharp serrated knife through.

 

By the time I have cut both cakes (I use two cakes for four layers) the cakes are just about fully defrosted and I start filling and stacking straight away. I use 6 inch cakes as it is only for family so they would defrost a bit quicker than your cakes but I do the same thing with mud cakes that I do with all my cakes.

mcaulir Posted 11 Nov 2014 , 7:37am
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Originally Posted by bubs1stbirthday 
 

Honestly taking the cakes out the night before will be plenty of time.

 

When I decorate my cakes I get them out of the freezer about 15 minutes before I want to start cutting them - I find it so much easier to torte a cake that is still partly frozen. By the time I get each cake marked for cutting ( I use a ruler and a knife to mark them the whole way round before I cut them) they are still frozen in the middle but defrosted enough for me to get a sharp serrated knife through.

 

By the time I have cut both cakes (I use two cakes for four layers) the cakes are just about fully defrosted and I start filling and stacking straight away. I use 6 inch cakes as it is only for family so they would defrost a bit quicker than your cakes but I do the same thing with mud cakes that I do with all my cakes.

 A 12 inch mudcake is a bit different - I find them pretty impossible to get a knife through if they're not pretty much defrosted, and that does take a few hours.

 

But OP, the night before will be fine - if you want to take it out 2 days before, that will also be fine.

bubs1stbirthday Posted 11 Nov 2014 , 10:56am
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Originally Posted by mcaulir 
 

 A 12 inch mudcake is a bit different - I find them pretty impossible to get a knife through if they're not pretty much defrosted, and that does take a few hours.

 

But OP, the night before will be fine - if you want to take it out 2 days before, that will also be fine.


I was just saying that if I can cut into a 6 inch cake after 15 minutes that overnight would give you plenty of time to defrost her cake...... the OP is obviously a little stressed about the cake and I was just reassuring her that she would have plenty of time.

mcaulir Posted 11 Nov 2014 , 11:33am
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Oh sure - sorry, I didn't mean to be all contrary. Now I read it back, I sounded a bit harsh there. Cake friends? :wink:

bubs1stbirthday Posted 11 Nov 2014 , 11:40am
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Originally Posted by mcaulir 
 

Oh sure - sorry, I didn't mean to be all contrary. Now I read it back, I sounded a bit harsh there. Cake friends? :wink:


haha - sure we can be cake friends :D

suzied Posted 12 Nov 2014 , 4:46am
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AOk , ok, I will take it out the night before. Thank you all, you have been very helpful. shall post pics next week.

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