Will This Cake Be Ok?

Decorating By kelly75 Updated 3 Apr 2007 , 1:26am by Cheesefairy

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kelly75 Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 2:02pm
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I have just had an order for a red boxing glove cake for a birthday on the 11 April, problem is I am going on holiday on the 8th! She (my sister-in-law) said she really wants the cake, so if I make it before I go, can she freeze it. I said I think it will be fine, but wanted to check with you guys! It will be a chocolate cake, filled and covered with IMBC and then red fondant. If I put the finished cake in a box and wrap the box well with plastic wrap, will the cake be OK? I'm a bit worried about condensation on the red fondant and also don't know far in advance to tell her to take it out of the freezer.

Any help please!


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birdgirl Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 5:22pm
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The IMBC may seperate if it is frozen, I may be wrong but hopefully someone will come along that knows for sure.

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HeatherDawn Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 7:17pm
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I wouldn't freeze it. The icing might crack when it starts thawing out. I've made cakes as early as 3 days ahead and as long as you don't cut into them, they are fine. I don't know about any longer. If you did, Just try and make sure your cake is really moist to begin with. Sorry I can't be of further help to you. good luck!!

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kelly75 Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 7:56pm
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Has anyone actually frozen a fondant covered cake and had success?

Please someone must have experience with this!


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NewbeeBaker Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 8:04pm
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No experience here...but=) I read on here that quite a few members have successfully froze a fondant covered cake. I have also read that Satin Ice says it can be frozen. The biggest thing I remember reading is that when it is defrosting, it might get condensation on it...don't touch it. Some recommend putting a fan in front of it to dry the condensation. I am sure some experts will help you out though=) Jen

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sweetpea333 Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 10:31pm
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I never tried freezing an iced cake. I think the fondant would crack.

ive had no complaints about cakes that I've refrigerated,that are covered in fondant. I've always done it.I usually have them in the fridge overnight.

I made one fondant covered chocolate cake on the 23rd dec,and it was in their fridge until the 26th dec...I was told it was beautiful and moist. All I did was tell them to take it out of the fridge for about an hour or so to get the chill off. (depends on the weather)
I also tell them to take the wrap off it so it will dry.
I only make cakes for family and friends tho

this works for me but I dont know if it will work for you.

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peasacake Posted 3 Apr 2007 , 1:07am
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I have never frozen a fondant covered cake, and I wouldn't recommend it, but I have refrigerated fondant cakes with perishable fillings and they have been fine. However, I have frozen fondant after I've made it, wrapped it tightly in plastic wrap and placed it in a baggie. When I take it out and let it defrost in the fridge for overnight/a day it's perfect.

I would make it ahead and keep it in a cool dry place. I believe this is why fondant became so popular... because it could be used to cover a cake keeping it fresh and sealed for a couple days allowing for extensive time consuming decorations.

That's my $0.02! Good Luck!

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Cheesefairy Posted 3 Apr 2007 , 1:26am
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I froze the top of my wedding cake which was fondant covered. I wrapped it really well in plastic wrap and foil before I put it in the freezer (I wanted to make sure it would be ok for a year! icon_smile.gif I put the cake in the fridge a day or two before our anniversary to defrost. I admit I didn't closely inspect the cake before we ate it, but for what it's worth, I don't remember any problems with the cake.

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