I have a wedding that needs 16 8" cakes (1 cake per table) and some of them have the Cream Cheese Icing. Can these be made ahead a time and frozen already filled and covered?
Are you covering them in cream cheese ? I don't see why you couldn't. I'm waiting to see what others say. I freeze cakes sometimes, but I don't with frosting on them. Just haven't not for any reason.
They will be crumb coated and filled in the cream cheese and then covered in fondant. I know there are mixed results with freezing the fondant, just didn't know about the cream cheese part.
I'd try sandwiching cream cheese frosting between slices of cake ( your homemade cake,if you have any on hand,or SandraLee pound cake or any cheap cake ) and freezing and then defrosting it. if you have time you should try doing that and see how Creamcheese does between the layers.
I freeze my left over cream cheese frosting in ziplock baggies and they come out fresh and perfect consistency everytime I take it out.
If you use Fondarific fondant yes you can freeze it. Up to one year.
1 cup butter
1/2 cup Crisco
16 oz. cream cheese
3 1/2 lbs powdered sugar
1 T vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
Mix on low speed for a couple of minutes.
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when a couple wants part regular cake and part cheesecake for the tiers.
This makes a fairly stiff icing. For a softer one you can use 3 lbs. of powdered sugar.
This is my favorite cream cheese frosting. More of a cream cheese butter cream great to work with and tastes so good. Not sticky and messy like regular cream cheese frosting. If your not using Fondarific then I would fill and frost my cakes place in the freezer and let freeze completely then take out and wrap in plastic wrap. Remove from freeze a couple hours before you need to decorate and then cover in fondant that way you will be safe and not waste a ton of fondant.
I am glad to hear you can use cream of cheese under fondant. I did it on a cake and had no problems with it. However, ini a previous post I was told you could not because something in the cream of cheese breaks down the fondant.
Thanks for all the great information. I'm starting to get a littel freaked out with the amount of cakes needed. I know I can pull it off but my be a little balder when I'm done. I plan on starting on them after the 4th, thank goodness for chest freezers.
I freeze it all the time. Freeze. Wrap tightly. Thaw while wrapped. Unwrap. I personally believe it makes the cakes better by evening out the moisture.
Yeah, I freeze all of my cakes but usually they are unfilled. I just don't think I will have enough time to do 16 cakes and work a 40 hour week at my daytime job. Should be interesting.
I really appreciate all the advice.