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post #76 of 141
I ALWAYS freeze my cakes. I would never have time to do them any other way. I made my daughter's wedding cake (225 servings) and the groom's cake just a few weeks ago. I baked all of the layers the week before wrapped them really good in plastic wrap and foil and popped them in the freezer. The wedding was on Sat. I decorated the Groom's cake on Wed and placed it back in freezer and then decorated the wedding cake on Thursday. I then had Friday to help my daughter with the last minute things for the wedding. I'm proud to say that everyone raved over how moist the cakes were and I was able to enjoy a stress free wedding!! icon_smile.gif
post #77 of 141
I just wanted to comment from page two or three... I completely agree about this freezing business.... I had a HUGE wedding cake to make plus additional cakes, and I baked 3 weeks ahead and froze the cakes, crumb-coated and filled. They turned out great. I have now done this numerous times!

However - I personally believe that you *should* syrup before freezing - to help keep the moisture in - I notice that when I do not do this, my cakes can be dryer. Of course it depends on the cake, but I will normally always add a syrup to a cake before freezing. Just what I do icon_smile.gif
post #78 of 141
I have some cakes in the freezer now and wanted to know how many day in advance should I take the cakes out to ice them? The event is Sunday, but I plan on icing and filling them on Thursday and decorating on Friday and maybe a little on Saturday. I have a long drive to deliver cake. Should I ice frozen? Also can I freeze cake batter?
post #79 of 141
I don't ice frozen. I would take them out and put them in the fridge on Wed night, by the time you want to fill and crumb coat, they will be perfect! Yes you can freeze cake batter also! icon_biggrin.gif
post #80 of 141
I level fill and crumb coat semi frozen cakes. Works great. Easy to manipulate and fewer crumb issues.
post #81 of 141
I took mine out Monday morning, they had an initial buttercream coating on them when frozen, they were for monday early evening. (same day). I ganached the layers, then covered in gumpaste panels, it was a shoe box cake. Turned out perfect.
post #82 of 141
Thank you. The cake will still be good for Sunday if I take them out on Wednesday?
post #83 of 141
WOW... I enjoyed reading all of this. I learned SO much!! I froze a cake once, but must have put my frosting and fondant on too soon, because it sweat and looked TERRIBLE! I thought I would NEVER freeze another cake.. until NOW! After reading all of this, I have learned so much and hope to try it again... Correctly this time!! Thanks everyone!!
post #84 of 141
Thanks for all the posts everyone! I just put a couple small cakes into the freezer to give it a try!

I have a question though, if a cake has already been frozen once can it be re frozen again? Say for example, a wedding cake and the bride keeps the top and puts it in the freezer, will it still be good?
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post #85 of 141
Yes, lovecakes52, you can freeze and re-freeze cake - it's not like meat, which once you thaw it you shouldn't re-freeze it. Cake is much more forgiving! Cake is your friend!
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post #86 of 141
AWESOME!!!!!

Thanks so much Marianna46
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post #87 of 141
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Originally Posted by sberryp

Thank you. The cake will still be good for Sunday if I take them out on Wednesday?



Sure will! icon_biggrin.gif
post #88 of 141
So I'm convinced to freeze but first I have 2 questions:

(1) Do butter based, not oil, freeze well?
(2) Do cupcakes also freeze well?

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post #89 of 141
Do "box cake" do better when frozen?
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post #90 of 141
Scratch or box do great when frozen. Freezing also does away with the crumb coating process. I freeze cupcakes too, they do great as well. But I use foil liners not paper so I don't know if there would be a difference.
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