Hi fellow decorators.
quick question. I always freeze my cakes after baking and then carve later. My question... is can i chill my cake enough after making it to carve it the same day... and THEN freeze ready for a cake due a week later?
I have 4 big cakes coming up and would love to get the carving out of the way of one of them now and then decorate closer to the day.
sure you can
Lauren Kitchens always does and she does ALOT of sculpted cakes. She only chills it for 10-15 minutes but she uses a butter based buttercream so it sets faster.
The cakes won't dry out in the freezer or refrigerate them?
the freezer suspends life/health of the cake the fridge dries it out -- but what i do is bake in advance to order and freeze my filled cakes -- then as i ice and decorate i store them in the fridge but they are sealed inside the icing at this point and it's only a day or two --
for freezing -- i double wrap with plastic wrap then slide them into those reynolds baking bags like you can cook your turkey in -- i use those because i know they are food safe and re-useable too -- if it's a massive tier i can tape two together --
i freeze cakes filled because i want to eliminate all the messiness of stacking up layers and cutting things level -- when i whip them out of the freezer all i have to do is ice and game on -- no big crumby sticky messes to deal with -- a zen thing maybe ? hahaha
thanks! Would i Sculpt. Crumbcoat and then freeze or just sculpt it, freeze it and then crumb coat it and decorate closer to the party?
* the party is the end of april, I am hoping to actually make and carve the cake a week or two in advance so all i have to do is assemble and decorate.
i don't usually ever crumb coat before i freeze them -- but just for the record there are 10,001 different ways to do this -- so this is not the only way by any means -- just saying