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Freezing a fondant covered cake???

post #1 of 24
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UGH. icon_sad.gif I JUST finished a cake for a little girl's 4th birthday party and the mom called me about an hour after I finished saying the party is being postponed until next weekend b/c the little girl is sick. Can I freeze this cake? it is covered in MMF and buttercream underneath. I told her that I have put a fondant cake in the freezer before and I have no idea what the outcome will be but I can try it. Has anyone ever tried freezing a fondant cake???? Any tips/ideas for defrosting it?
post #2 of 24
I've frozen fondant by itself and it did well. I use MFF, but I imagine it would be the same for MMF. And we all know cake and buttercream freeze well. I would try thawing totally before unwrapping to avoid problems with the condensation.
post #3 of 24
I am curious as to the answer to this too.........
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post #4 of 24
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Anyone???
post #5 of 24
most people have good luck with freezing.. they let it thaw in frig.. and then i think ..after taking off foil or whatever.. they let a small fan blow on it for a bit. or sit it in pretty cool room also.. as it is thawing..
post #6 of 24
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Great! Hopefully I'll have the same luck. Thanks!
post #7 of 24
I had a client who had to cancel a party due to being hospitalized with swine flu, the cake was done so she was going to toss it.
After asking around people said it could be frozen so I suggested she try. I advised her to wrap it up in saran and when she was ready to thaw it to do it with a fan.
She emailed me a couple of weeks later to let me know it worked GREAT and she loved the way it tasted... and it was a black/pink cake. The colors didn't run or anything!
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post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by luvscakes

I had a client who had to cancel a party due to being hospitalized with swine flu, the cake was done so she was going to toss it.
After asking around people said it could be frozen so I suggested she try. I advised her to wrap it up in saran and when she was ready to thaw it to do it with a fan.
She emailed me a couple of weeks later to let me know it worked GREAT and she loved the way it tasted... and it was a black/pink cake. The colors didn't run or anything!



YAY!!! OK thanks, this makes me feel so much better!!!!
post #9 of 24
Let us know how it turns out!!!!!!
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post #10 of 24
I have always read that fondant decorated cakes can't be frozen.
But when I made this cake with mmf http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1432303 the friend to whom I made it, didn't know about it, and she froze it (his son wasn't at home and she decided to wait for him).
She kept it on a plastic box (tupperware) and had it frozen for a week. When she took it out, she kept it on the box (closed all the time) until it thawed completely. I couldn't believe my eyes. It was perfect!!!!!
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post #11 of 24
My mom froze a tier and thawed it a month later to serve. It was white MMF with a black silhouette and it looked and tasted perfect when it was thawed. There were no problems with color running or with the pleats softening from condensation either.
post #12 of 24
I made 225 fondant covered mini cakes for my daughter's wedding (I used Satin Ice fondant) and froze them in large tins. When I took them out to finish decorating them I uncovered them and let them sit until they completely defrosted and any condensation was gone. Luckily we had air conditioning (this was in early September) so the condensation wasn't too bad.
post #13 of 24
I just recently had to do this from Dec 5 until Dec 25th because my dad's bday cake (see in my photos) wasn't touched so I posted here and asked the same question and was told I could. They said wrap it up really well, saran, aluminum foil and a bag to cover. Indydebi said when thawing it out take it out of the freezer to the counter and leave it wrapped something like 4 hours. I did all this and cake came out fine. The fondant (MFF) was a tiny bit dry (btw no sweating on my cake so no need for a fan) but the cake was perfect. I will add that I had used ganache under the fondant.
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post #14 of 24
Ok. So far this is the only tread I have found on freezing a cake. (I know I'm not looking hard enough). I was wanting to know about freezing a filled cake. Just the cake with the pineapple, strawberry filling. Not iced or covered in Fondant. Can that be done? And if I can save more time can it be done with the cake iced in BC then covered in Satin Ice? The party is next saturday and this is the only day I will have to bake. So I won't have time to do a practice run. Thanks in advance.
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post #15 of 24
This is just the info I was looking for. Will it still be ok if it is frosted in ButterCream with Fondant accents? Will the fondant slide or anthing
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