This is my FIRST cake order!!! She offered to pay me for it, but I said that it would be free so that I could use her as a guinea pig. She is a good friend and will for sure be a great source of future business, so even though this cake took me about 9 hours total, I'm still o.k. with my decision.
Because my inlaws are coming into town this week, I decided to go ahead and make the FBCT in advance to save time. The cake is due on Thursday night. I knew that it is safe to freeze FBCTs. Well, it seemed like it turned out, but I couldn't really tell upside down. I just couldn't wait!!! So, I decided to go ahead and make the whole cake today.
So.....my question.....is it going to be safe to freeze the whole darn thing and just put it into the fridge on Thursday morning for a Thursday evening pick-up?
Remember...be nice....it's already done
I can't help about the freezing part. But AWESOME cake. My sister would die for this cake. Did you post it in gallery yet?? Cause I want to save it and show my sister. How hard do you think it was to do the FBCT?? I have always wanted to try one.
Can I ask where did you find your picture??
Thanks! Yep, I just put it into the gallery. To get the image, I did a google search for Tony Stewart, then I went to the top and clicked on "images". I printed a picture of the car pez dispenser and a picture with those flags on it. Then I enlarged them on my copier (at work ) and taped them together. Then I taped them to my window backwards (so the 20 would be backwards) and traced over them with waxed paper. It wasn't hard at all, but very time consuming. I chose the pez dispenser photo since it was much simpler than the others and I just added a little of my own detail.
Thanks for the info. I have a teenager that wants a Dale JR. cake and would like to do something like this. I have frozen regular cake before but none with the FBCT. I didn't have a problem with just frosted with BC when I thawed them. I am waiting to here the answer to your question also.
Fantastic cake! You are daring to 'guinea pig' such a beautiful cake... I would have done it with one of my disaster but after seeing your cake, you probably don't have disasters, huh?
My son would love it!
I recently heard from lady that used to work in a bakery for many years that what they did when they froze fully decorated cakes (except those with fondant) was to cover them with a trash bag before putting it in the freezer. This helps keep the air from it.
I posted recently about this same topic.I wrapped the cake box with the freezer paper.
There is so much discussion about what we use being food safe, I'm not sure why anyone would recommend putting a cake directly into a "trash bag" as I am pretty sure they are not food safe.
I believe sweetbakers thread recommends wrapping in clear cling wrap, foil, a box, any or all of those layers, and some then put the whole thing in a garbage bag for extra protection. Janice
Here is an update. Also, I think if I didn't have to deliver it so early (7 a.m.), it probably would have dried out, but I didn't want to send it wrapped. I'm still waiting for feedback. In my post I forgot to mention that the pic is before the cake was frozen. Hope this info helps.
How can you wrap it in anything won't it stick to the frosting?
Emily, the cake is put in the cake box then the box is wrapped.
A hah i knew there had to be a simple exlamation. But I just couldn't think of it LOL
I'm still pretty new to this site so I'm not sure what 'fbct' is (I'm thinking it's some type of buttercream?), but I did freeze a fully decorated cake once & I had a little trouble when it thawed. It had purple on it &, once it started thawing, the purple color feathered into the white icing around it. I know that purple, black & red colors can be temperamental at times so maybe that's why that was the only color on the whole cake that did this. I noticed you have some black on your cake so I'm praying nothing happens with yours. That cake is absolutely georgeous!!!!
i used to work at a grocery store bakery. i would decorate up to 80 cakes a day. whatever didn't get domed we put on a cart w racks and covered the whole cart so that the plastic didn't touch the cake. try to find something that wont touch the cake to cover it with and then cover the whole thing with a clean bag. hope this helps.
thanks so much for the tips and reassurance!! I'll let y'all know how it works out.