Need Help Asap...forgot To Thaw One Cake...need To Decorate

Decorating By Trixyinaz Updated 11 Jun 2008 , 12:11am by Jenn123

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Trixyinaz Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 10:38pm
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I pulled out all my cakes today to thaw so I could decorate tonight for a wedding tomorrow. I just got home and realized I FORGOT one of my layers in the freezer. icon_mad.gif How do I quickly thaw out this cake. It is part of my top tier. I just pulled it out and put it on our table on our deck (it's 90 degrees outside). HELP!!! Is there something else I can do. I'm freaking out! I wanted to do all of it tonight....OMG! I'm such an idiot!

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staceyboots Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 11:21pm
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how big is the cake?

i wouldn't recommend putting it in the sun...i found that if you let the cake thaw too much, you may get a problem with crumbs

for me, thawing for one hour in the fridge is usually enough and there is nothing wrong with sandwiching / covering the cake semi-frozen...just place the completed cake close to a fan as this will help "blow off" the condensation.

any expert advice is appreciated

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dandelion56602 Posted 7 Jun 2008 , 12:12am
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I have thawed mine on a wire rack over a burner that I turned on low for a few min & turned off & just made sure I rotated it so it didn't get too hot. I always keep mine wrapped until they are completely thawed then unwrap & let them sit for about 20 min before I ice. I've also set them under the lamps on my stove hood.

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staceyboots Posted 8 Jun 2008 , 12:02am
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How did the wedding cake turn out?

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KoryAK Posted 8 Jun 2008 , 12:30am
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Too late, but wrapped in the microwave 20 seconds or so at a time.

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indydebi Posted 8 Jun 2008 , 5:23pm
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with the site being down, I just found this thread so like KoryAK, my response is too late, but I'm sure you found that cakes thaw in minutes, not hours (like hamburger and chicken).

I take my cakes out of the freezer about an hour before I need to start working on them and while they are not completely thawed, they are thawed enough to work on them. For samplings, I keep 3x3x2" cakes in the freezer and I've been known to take them out of the freezer just a couple of hours before the appt. They have thawed, been iced and able to be served to the client at the appt.

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Jenn123 Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 12:11am
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If I'm in a hurry, I microwave wet towels and lay over the wrapped layer.

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