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Freezing Cakes - Yay or Nay

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Question about freezing cakes.  Going to be doing either an angel food cake or a sponge cake for this weekend.  How do either of these fair with being frozen?  (I plan on making them gluten free as well).  

 

Hoping this will work out ok but thought I would check before I try it.  (Also have to do 200 cupcakes and cake pops - fridge space is going to be tight!)

 

Planning on filling the cake with basic strawberries & topping it w/ whipped cream.

 

Thanks so much!

~MissyD

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post #2 of 9

Well i have no experience with freezing cakes , because well i think letting them thaw can be problematic. 

I have though done a few events where we made cupcakes beforehand , put them in the fridge and frosted them later during the event . 

This i know is possible. 

 

But honestly i just think you may get some mixed opinions on this topic .

 

I would suggest you make around a few cupcakes , freeze them , and let them thaw just to see the end results. 

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post #3 of 9

Cakes not covered in fondant freeze fantastically. Fondant tends to weep but cake layers or fully frosted cakes taste just as fresh and moist (love that word) as the day they were made when thawed. Depending upon the humidity in your area, you may need to thaw frosted cakes in a refrigerator to prevent condensation from forming.

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 an angel food cake or a sponge cake for this weekend.  How do either of these fair with being frozen?  

They freeze well. Once completely cooled , wrap well and freeze.

 

@ Lauren: I agree.

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post #5 of 9

Missy, I have not made gluten-free baked goods at all, but I have done all sorts of cakes, cupcakes and cakepops, un frosted, into ziptop bags & in the deep freeze, but agreed, it is best to de-frost in the `fridge, I’ve tried it both ways, not pretty on the counter.

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Thanks so much ladies - helpful as always.  going to try out a cake recipe tonight wish me luck :)

~MissyD

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post #7 of 9

Missy, let us know how it goes, AND PHOTOS!!!!  PLEASE?

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If you want to freeze a cake covered in fondant (or any cake you don't want condensation on) put the cake in a cake box, wrap in plastic and then wrap in foil. When it comes time to thaw start ahead (maybe a day or two). Dont unwrap anything. Let it set in the fridge obernight and them let it sit on the counter for a few hours. And don't unwrap until it feels room temp
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I often have to freeze cakes because it's so hot here and i don't have air conditioning.  If i'm making a cake to take somewhere in the summer and want ti fill and frost it with whipped cream or other filling that easily deteriorates in the 100 degree heat.  I make the cake ahead, put it in the freezer overnight and then just before leaving i make the whipped cream and fll and frost it, then transport it in a cake carrier that has two compartments underneath for those blue ice blocks.  When dinner is over and the cake is cut it's perfect. 

 

I never made a gluten free cake, so i don't know what difference it would make.

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