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Freezing cakes?

smsliu Sep 5, 2007 07:19 AM

Hi all,

I have a baby shower to host at the end of Sept for 40-50 guests and need to do some advance work...I'd like to make both red velvet and carrot cake sheet cakes and wonder if these (cakes only w/o icing) would do well to be made in advance, frozen then defrosted (and frosted!) the day before/of...I'm guessing it would work but would like advice from people who have actually tried this. Thanks!


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    HungryLetsEat RE: smsliu Sep 5, 2007 07:32 AM

    Yes, you can freeze cakes. I've done it many times. Just make sure to wrap them well. I place each layer on a cardboard circle/square/rectangle, wrap with saran wrap and then bag them (with grocery bags or clean, new garbage bags). Also - thaw them still wrapped. If you take the wrapping off they get mushy.

    They suffer slightly in texture but it's negligible.

    Good luck!

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      maisonbistro RE: smsliu Sep 5, 2007 09:05 AM

      Also make sure to cook them 100% - if any residual heat is left, it will form condensation inside the saran and well, when you defrost it won't be so pretty or so good. But otherwise, freeze away.

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        smsliu RE: maisonbistro Sep 5, 2007 10:36 AM

        Thanks guys!!


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