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How long can you freeze cake layers for?

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I was thinking of making a red velvet cake for DH for Valentine's Day. I want it to be a surprise so I thought I would make the cake layers one day, freeze them, and then on Vday frost it while he is at work. I also wanted to freeze the layers because I recently saw on ATK that it makes frosting easier if you frost the cake while the layers are still frozen.

How far in advance can I make my layers?

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  1. cake freezes very well. it will definitely keep at least a month. let it cool to room temp, then wrap the layers separately, first in plastic, then in foil.

    i interned in a commercial bakery, and we froze all our cakes before frosting. reduces crumb issues to almost nothing.

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    1. re: hotoynoodle

      Hi there,
      I am going to be making my first wedding cake this summer(my daughters). I am making a white chocolate cake and am wondering how far ahead I can make it and freeze it. I would sure appreciate the advice. Thank you in advance. Holly

    2. If the layers are well-wrapped, you should be fine. For New Years, I used a cake that I made and froze many months ago, and it tasted great--no problems with texture etc.