I would like to put simply syrup on my cakes that i have baked. do i put this on now? or when i take them out of the freezer?
also, should i crumb coat before putting it in the freezer or after?
I think you will have the best results, freezing the plain layers, well wrapped.
Thaw them and then see about the syrup. Freezing and thawing that additional liquid/moisture, may encourage it to soak the bottom of the layer. Then, after the syrup, the crumb coat and icing.
I would do the syrup and crumbcoat after thawing the cake when you are ready to layer and assemble the cake.
And I do it before freezing. I cut the tops off my cooled cakes to level, brush the cut surface with simple syrup, enough to moisten, not soaking wet. Wrap well in plastic wrap and freeze. When I thaw I remove the plastic wrap first.
Do you put simple syrup on most of your layer cakes? Do you use equal amounts of sugar and water? How much do you brush on the layers? Thanks, Bull