Can You Freeze A Finished Cake?

Decorating By Jewelsx19 Updated 24 Sep 2008 , 11:09pm by pastryjen

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Jewelsx19 Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 7:39pm
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Can you freeze a finished cake if its only buttercream? If so how do you go abouts freezing it and how long will it last...oh and how would I defrost it?


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pastryjen Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 11:09pm
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I freeze mine - my hubby's b-day cake is in the freezer as we speak. I won't have time to do it for this weekend so I baked and frosted it last weekend. I will take it out on Friday and let the kids decorate it after I've left it on the counter to defrost and let the condensation evaporate (maybe 5 hours).

One problem you may encounter is bleeding icing.

My freezer doesn't have any smelly foods in it that could be picked up in the icing like garlic.

The longest I would keep it in is a week if I was going to sell it. I wouldn't decorate it until after because of the bleeding.

I've done it for person use a lot and they are fine.

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