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You CAN freeze a fondant covered cake successfully

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I just did it! I had to make a wedding cake for my cousin who lives 14 hours away. I was worried about driving that far this time of year with all the heat, so I decided I would just go ahead and freeze the fondant covered cakes and see what happened. Here's what I did... I baked, filled (raspberry preserves and BC), iced, and covered my cakes (6,8,10, and 12") in fondant. I put them in boxes and wrapped the whole box well in saran wrap and put them in the stand-up freezer the day before I left. We folded the van seat down and put some of that gripping shelf liner stuff down and set the frozen cakes on it without unwrapping the saran wrap. We drove and got there on Friday night and put them in the refrigerator and left the saran wrap on. At this point I had to peek to make sure they were okay. They were still cool to the touch and did sweat a little, but the fondant still looked perfect. The next morning I took them out of the refridgerator and the cakes were a teeny tiny bit sticky, but they air dried in about 30 minutes. The fondant was still perfect. No drooping or sagging or anything. I decorated them that morning for the wedding that evening. The cake was super moist and delicious. Success! Good to know, right?!?
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What brand/kind of fondant did you use?
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What brand/kind of fondant did you use?



Wilton's with vanilla extract added.
post #4 of 31
Good to know, this is always one of my worries so I've never been brave enough!
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I really want to give this a try. My daughter's wedding is in October and I don't want to be busy the week before baking, so I thought I might try this and do the cakes (bake, torte, fill, crumb coat and fondant) the weekend before and freeze them and then just leave the last minute decorations till the Friday. (wedding is on Sunday) That would allow me to spend time with my daughter through the week. It just sounds so scary, but I know that another CC'er has said she finished a cake, decorations and all and froze the whole thing and it came out great!

So happy it worked out for you. I wonder if it makes a difference based on cake flavors or fillings as to whether it might or might not work?
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Funny frozen cake story...I made a proposal cake about 9 months ago for a friend's son. The cake was a hit and I was told the new bride-to-be wouldn't let it be cut. I didn't do the wedding cake because they used a venue that only allows cakes from their list of approved vendors. We went to the wedding this past weekend. As soon as we arrived, the groom came bounding over to say thanks again for the cake and we "should go see it; it's next to the wedding cake". Apparently, they've had it in the freezer all this time just for this purpose icon_smile.gif. I have no idea how it was stored in there, and because of the whole preferred vendor thing, they didn't cut it, which I'm actually grateful for. Who knows if it was in there uncovered next to a side of beef or something icon_lol.gif. BUT it LOOKED amazing! The only issue was a possible finger dent in one corner of the box.

Mine is the little cake on the left:
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Elcee, the cake is sooo cute! Do you know if they ever ate it?? Not that I'm planning to freeze a cake for 9 months, but it looks amazing after that length of time, so I guess if I wanted to freeze a fondant covered cake for a week or two, it "shouldn't" be an issue?? icon_confused.gif
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Last year I had 3 cake orders for the weekend, and learned it was also my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary, so I made them on wednesday, boxed them and wrapped them and froze them. My mom went to the bakery Saturday and set them on them on counter, still wrapped, and let them thaw. The next day she cam early to cut to plastic wrap from them and they looked perfect! One even had a gumpaste bow that was sitting on top, and it was still poofy!
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post #9 of 31
Would you mind sharing the recipe for raspberry filling you used? I have a recipe that I love, and would love to be able to freeze cake tiers for time management's sake, but my filling does not freeze well. Something happens to the texture of the filling when it thaws. If yours thawed successfully, I'd love to try this!

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by srkmilklady

Elcee, the cake is sooo cute! Do you know if they ever ate it?? Not that I'm planning to freeze a cake for 9 months, but it looks amazing after that length of time, so I guess if I wanted to freeze a fondant covered cake for a week or two, it "shouldn't" be an issue?? icon_confused.gif



Thanks icon_smile.gif. I don't think they ate it. They are on their honeymoon now. Had I known they were going to freeze it for that long, I would have packaged it for them in a way that odors wouldn't have penetrated. One caveat, though, is that we're in southern Colorado where there's really low humidity.

I think I'd give it a shot if I were you. You have time to do a test cake, right?
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Last year I made a large Superbowl cake with the two helmets on top for a friedn's superbowl party. They ended up freezing on of the helmets in a tupperware container and pulled it out a month or so later and said they had no issues with the fondant at all.
post #12 of 31
I'm taking my grandson a bday cake 8 hrs away after wrapping boxes with wrap would you put in ice chest ? Driving from New Mexico to Tucson.
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Originally Posted by Elcee

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Originally Posted by srkmilklady

Elcee, the cake is sooo cute! Do you know if they ever ate it?? Not that I'm planning to freeze a cake for 9 months, but it looks amazing after that length of time, so I guess if I wanted to freeze a fondant covered cake for a week or two, it "shouldn't" be an issue?? icon_confused.gif



Thanks icon_smile.gif. I don't think they ate it. They are on their honeymoon now. Had I known they were going to freeze it for that long, I would have packaged it for them in a way that odors wouldn't have penetrated. One caveat, though, is that we're in southern Colorado where there's really low humidity.

I think I'd give it a shot if I were you. You have time to do a test cake, right?


Yes, I have a couple of family birthdays before the wedding, so what better way to test freezing a cake. icon_wink.gif
post #14 of 31
You can use any fondant on the cake and freeze it with no mishaps. One of the Wilton trainers worked for a company in Canada that made one of Princess Diana's wedding cakes and they froze it. I have done it before but, only 1 time.

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post #15 of 31
I had my cake covered with renshaw fondant and freeze it for next day when I took it out it started sueting a lot and look really glossy in some places colour run on the white so I had to put a fan and try to dry it .Is there any other way to prevent this melting?( I didn't cover it with film)
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