Quick question, I have a small two tier buttercream cake due on Saturday. The client wants to pick the cake up on Friday evening/night. The client is driving the cake about 45 minutes depending on traffic.
My question is should the cake be cold or frozen when she come to pick it up Friday evening? I know frozen might be pushing it but I was thinking for traveling purposes and since the event is not until the following day (Saturday) it would have enough time to come to room temperature.
I suggest freezing it as long as the filling and decorations can take fz'ing.
I agree with kakeladi and you are correct, it would have plenty of time to thaw.
i have a different opinion -- i would not deliver a frozen cake -- i would do cold -- but she has to be told how to store it too
All my cakes are room temp. I'd have no problem giving her a room temp cake. If the fillings are perishable, then refrigerate it. I don't understand why it would need to be frozen? The cake will be just fine for the next day?
The reason I always keep my cakes refrigerated and deliver in a cold box is that they are so much more stable and unlikely to bulge, droop or slide.
inthekitchen2 I understand your keeping cakes at room temp. I did also for many years but then thanks to this site (and others like it) I found that most cakes would be much more stable if kept cold/fzn. I guess it might depend of bit on what your weather was like........