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Can you freeze a cake already decorated with buttercream?

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Hi
So, I told my cousin I would do his wedding cake and grooms cake. I am already nervous about the wedding cake because (1) its square and I have very limited icing experience with squares and (2) he lives 5 hours away. I would like to ice the cake and freeze it so it does not melt and sag in the Georgia heat on the way there. Will that work or will the icing mess up while thawing or will it taste wierd? Any pointers would be great. I could ice it up there, but I do not have anyone to babysit my kids while I go up a couple of days ahead, plus I am a little apprehensive about taking over someone's kitchen and refridgerator for 2 or 3 days. Any suggestions would be appreciated icon_smile.gif
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Hi, yes, watch some how to decorating on youtube and different sites that offer it. Watch designmeacake.com(edna) from this site. She shows how to ice and smooth cakes and stack. It is round, not sqauars. There are some square tutorials on youtube, etc. Yes, you can feeze your cakes already iced and decorated(stay away from bold color deorations. Put each tier in a box and carry them to your destination. Just plan carefully ahead for this. You should be ok. I would certainly do it.
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So then, can you freeze a cake covered in fondant?
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post #5 of 6
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Thanks for the feedback icer101! I feel so much better about it knowing that I can freeze the whole thing beforehand icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 6
If you plan of freezing fondant, or even because this is your first attempt at freezing...do a practice cake first. Do a couple! I know how nerve wracking doing a relative's wedding cake is, and it's best to practice practice practice. Good luck.
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