Hello again everyone. One of my clients wants me to make him 2 cakes for Christmas Eve but I told him I was going away on the 15th until the new year. He still wants me to make them and said to freeze them. He wants one with fondant and one with just buttercream both decorated. Does anybody freeze their cakes already decorated? Will the colors change once it comes to room temperature? What could go wrong? Here are the two cakes he wants.
I am thinking, and this is theory only because I have not tried it, that if you box and seal the cakes before you freeze them, then let them come to room temp still sealed, condensation should be kept to a minimum, if at all, so the painting would not be damaged. Perhaps you should try painting a scrap of fondant and freezing it to see how it holds up.
Thank you so much SandraSmiley. And my apologies on the duplicate. It's not allowing me to delete.
I froze 2 decorated cakes - 1 buttercream and 1 fondant - and drove from Texas to California with them. Once there, I put the buttercream in the fridge for the wedding the next day and left the fondant one in the freezer for 3 more days until graduation. They both turned out great - - moist as ever and no condensation problems since they defrosted still wrapped in their boxes.
They should be just fine. Good luck.
Thank you cakefan92. Hope mine turn out good too.
Don't apologize for the duplication, Pucci! It is another glitch in this site.
That is great to know, cakefan92! As I said, my idea was theory only so it is nice to have confirmation!
defrost gradually is the key -- from the freezer to the fridge -- then to room temp -- all nice & gradual -- like cakefan & sandra said
Thank you both for your help.
Please google BlakesCakes, she has great info on this site about this
icer101 -- I miss her
Yes ,I remember she left ,but never knew why? U r always giving good advice too!!
Ok so I just finished my cakes boxed them and placed them in the freezer. Hoping it’s good once out.
oh I LOVE those -- beautiful!!
Those are beautiful. Just remember, you can't wrap them too many times. Defrost slowly before unwrapping and they'll be fine.
You sure have a lot of talent!. Those are perfectly beautiful.
Thank you so much. Happy happy holidays to all. May the new year bring peace and health to the world.
You did a wonderful job, Pucci. They are both beautiful.
Thank you Sandra. Here’s my last cake for 2018
I've done this method before. I box the finished cake whether it be a sturdy cake box or a regular moving box. Once the cake is secured in the cake box, I first wrap it completely with saran/plastic wrap a few times around and then tape it. I advise the client to keep the cake in the freezer until the day before they need the cake. 24 hours before the cake is needed I tell them to unwrap the plastic off of the box let it sit still sealed in the box for four hours. After four hours I tell them to then open the box and DO NOT TOUCH THE CAKE AT ALL. The next day the cake should be dry and ready to be moved completely out of the cake box and ready to eat. So far I haven't had a problem with this method. I don't really like it but I have done this for clients on a few occasions.
What a stunning, Pucci! You are going out (of 2018) with a bang!
what she said ^^^^ WOW! gorgeous
I meant to say, what a stunner! Sorry!
Hello everyone and happy new year to all. Just wanted to give you an update on the frozen painted cakes. My client called me to let me know the cakes were a hit. They did not sweat or got sticky and the colors did not run at all. He was so thankful the cakes tasted great and looked amazing (his words not mine LOL). So now I can be comfortable freezing decorated cakes. Yeahhhhh!!!!
Thank you all again for your help.
Wooohooo! Big thumbs up, Pucci Cakes!
Thanks for letting us know. Now others will have this thread to look at in their future needs.