Can I Cut My Base Layer In Half For Transport?

Decorating By MrsBsFood Updated 11 Jul 2011 , 5:09am by Curtsmin24

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MrsBsFood Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 4:13am
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I have been asked to bake my sister's wedding cake. Time before the wedding is limited. We have a 20 hour drive to get to her place. Some bakers on this forum suggested that I bake and freeze the cakes before we go out of town and store them in a cooler. This plan make sense, until I started getting things together this evening. My bottom layer is a 16 inch square. It will not fit in any of my coolers, no matter how I try to make it work - I tried flat, upright and at an angle. We have several coolers including a 95 qt cooler, but I just can't make it fit. Will it ruin or dry out the cake if I cut the bottom layer in half, then wrap and freeze them? This way they will be able to fit in a cooler. I need to bake ahead of time, but I don't want to ruin my sister's cake and make it a dried out mess. Otherwise I guess I will have to talk my sister into a smaller bottom layer and extra tier (or two)...yikes! TIA!

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estrada Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 4:39am
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i think it would be ok to cut it in half! as long as you wrap each half well you shouldn't have any trouble with it drying out icon_biggrin.gif

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Kitagrl Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 5:08am
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If you do, I would be sure to stack them like lego blocks when you assemble the cake....say one layer of cake has the cut east/west and the other layer has the cut part north/south, so that you don't have a weak spot in the center of the cake.

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Curtsmin24 Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 5:09am
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If you are worried about it drying out make some simple syrup and brush it onto the layers of the 14in before you decorate. It's the only thing I can think of aside from wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap.
If it does dry out than the simple syrup should help (equal parts sugar and water brought to a boil and cooled, leave as is or add flavoring). I hope everything works out with your cake. Your sister is very lucky to have you do this for her special day. It's nice to see sisters that way. Have a safe trip!

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