Freezing

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cherrybombs Posted 30 Apr 2015 , 11:55am
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Does anyone think it's acceptable to freeze cakes. I've started doing craft fairs and weekend markets. I did my first one last Saturday. But it was so much work making and icing cupcakes as well as brownies and also a full time job. So I was thinking of taking the weight off by doing a bit during the week and freezing them until needed. I feel like I'm cheating the customer by doing this as they are not then fresh. 

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Jinkies Posted 30 Apr 2015 , 11:08pm
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The most successful bakers/cake artists on the planet freeze cake.  Go for it!

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SquirrellyCakes Posted 30 Apr 2015 , 11:55pm
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I bake and freeze iced cupcakes and iced brownies often.   I defrost them in their original packaging and they taste just as good as the day they were made.

 I also freeze cakes and cupcakes without icing.  Cakes that have been frozen for a few hours are actually easier to frost.

Just make sure the packaging is air-tight. Usually I would only freeze for up to two weeks although for my own use I have frozen for up to 2 weeks.  

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cherrybombs Posted 1 May 2015 , 5:17am
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The problem I've had before is as they start to defrost. They become sticky and the casing starts to peel off. 

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Bluehue Posted 1 May 2015 , 6:18am
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Always freeze my Mud Cakes - it helps them *set* in my opinion.

I just take them out of the freezer the night before i require them - place them on counter - still wrapped as when i out them in freezer - and voila, in the morning they are ready and perfect for torting and ganaching :)


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SquirrellyCakes Posted 1 May 2015 , 8:48am
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Sorry, my post should have been, "...but for my own use I freeze for up to 1 month".

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maybenot Posted 2 May 2015 , 12:06am
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It's not "cheating" anyone.  It's practical and proper freezing preserves freshness.


If you want to mitigate sweating, store the products in a cardboard box, not touching the box, and keep them boxed until they come to room temp.  The condensation will go to the box, not the product.

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Happyfood Posted 2 May 2015 , 3:23am
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I always freeze my cakes before decorating them.  It makes them easier to work with and I honestly think a cake has a better texture and taste after it has been frozen.  Could all be in my head as I also think pizza tastes better when it is cut into triangles instead of squares.


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810whitechoc Posted 2 May 2015 , 3:29am
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Quote by @Happyfood on 4 minutes ago

I always freeze my cakes before decorating them.  It makes them easier to work with and I honestly think a cake has a better texture and taste after it has been frozen.  Could all be in my head as I also think pizza tastes better when it is cut into triangles instead of squares.


Pizza is infinitely better when cut into triangles instead of squares :-D


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