Freezing A Decorated Cake???

Decorating By janebrophy Updated 10 Feb 2010 , 10:52pm by BlakesCakes

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janebrophy Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 6:22pm
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Hi all!
Just had a request from my favourite customer to do her daughter's birthday cake. Unfortunately, I am going to be out of town on the day of the party. I was wondering if it would be possible to freeze a decorated cake? I imagine the cake would be covered in fondant, and I've never frozen buttercream or fondant. The party is on a sunday, and I am leaving town on the wednesday evening. Just thought it would be nice to offer her this option instead of just a flat out no.... icon_smile.gif

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BlakesCakes Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 10:52pm
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I think that the key to having a good result after freezing is the process you use for wrapping and defrosting.

I find that if you box the room temp cake, wrap the box at least twice with saran wrap and then again with aluminum foil, freeze, then defrost still wrapped in the fridge, and then allow to come to room temp still boxed AND WRAPPED, you can't even tell that the cake was ever in the freezer.

This is NEVER my regular practice, but I've had several people do this because I was going to be out of town when they needed the cake, and every one of them has been happy with the results. I do all of the boxing & wrapping and give them written instructions about how to defrost. I've never had any problems with bleeding colors, oozing, or decorations falling off. IT works with both fondant and buttercream.


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