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How long does cake keep?

post #1 of 15
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I always panic that a cake won't be fresh and tasty but at the same time I work all day and am a single mom so I only get to work on my cakes at night (late at night!!!!).
1.So my question is can you freeze all cakes?
2. And how long after freezing will they still taste great& fresh?
3. Is it safe to bake and ice without freezing?
4. Does freezing dry out the cake?
post #2 of 15
Yes, you can easily freeze cakes. Cool completly then wrap as securly as possible in plastic wrap. Freeze for up to 3 months. Allow to thaw completly while wrapped before using. If wrapped appropriatly, they will not dry out. No worries!
post #3 of 15
freezing actually adds moisture to the cake.
post #4 of 15
I always freeze my cakes, even if I am going to ice and decorate on the same day!
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post #5 of 15
I often freeze my layers--I wrap them in two layers of plastic wrap, than in heavy duty foil--they will freeze for at least 3 mos. However, I have had no luck with freezing frosted, decorated cakes. I find that no matter how I wrap them or box them the frosting seems to pick up a "freezer taste" Also any color seems to bleed and I hate that. Shells seem to be harder and not as tastey after freezing. I always thaw my layers, than frost and decorate--if anyone has any suggestions about freezing decorated cakes, I would love to hear them--mjsister1
post #6 of 15
can you icing cakes and then freeze them and also can any one tell me if it is ok to freeze a cake with fondant on it .
post #7 of 15
I often freeze my layers--I wrap them in two layers of plastic wrap, than in heavy duty foil--they will freeze for at least 3 mos. However, I have had no luck with freezing frosted, decorated cakes. I find that no matter how I wrap them or box them the frosting seems to pick up a "freezer taste" Also any color seems to bleed and I hate that. Shells seem to be harder and not as tastey after freezing. I always thaw my layers, than frost and decorate--if anyone has any suggestions about freezing decorated cakes, I would love to hear them--mjsister1
post #8 of 15
I often freeze my layers--I wrap them in two layers of plastic wrap, than in heavy duty foil--they will freeze for at least 3 mos. However, I have had no luck with freezing frosted, decorated cakes. I find that no matter how I wrap them or box them the frosting seems to pick up a "freezer taste" Also any color seems to bleed and I hate that. Shells seem to be harder and not as tastey after freezing. I always thaw my layers, than frost and decorate--if anyone has any suggestions about freezing decorated cakes, I would love to hear them--mjsister1
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
THANK YOU!

Once thawed how long will the cake keep. I see some people take days to decorate. Is the cake still good after that?
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by TessaWood


3. Is it safe to bake and ice without freezing?



Of course it's "safe" to bake and decorate without freezing! Freezing is an extra step some bakers take to add moisture. I've never bothered freezing my cakes, I use Serious_Cake's recipe for most flavors and it's nice and moist without the freezer. A cake will stay fresh for a lot longer than you'd think. just don't refrigerate because that will dry it out. I keep cakes in a cake carrier locked, and that seals off air and such. Don't bother trying to freeze fondant, I don't think anyone has had luck with that. HTH
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
How long will the cake keep once out of the freezer?
post #12 of 15
the same amount of time it would keep if it hadn't been frozen. There are no hard and fast rules on this. Just don't serve a week old cake. A few days is OK.
post #13 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by TessaWood

How long will the cake keep once out of the freezer?



I made my 50th birthday cake and had the top tier leftover. I cut it at home when that cake was 7 or 8 days old. It was JUST STARTING to taste like a grocery store bakery cake .... just starting to have a hint of dry and "old" about it. (I found it interesting that everyone gave the same description ... "tastes like a grocery store cake" .... when it was a week old.)
post #14 of 15
I wish their was something I could use that would look like fondant but freeze.besides butter creme it is for a wedding cake top that the bride wants to keep for her 1st. anniversary.
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Quote:
Originally Posted by TessaWood

How long will the cake keep once out of the freezer?



I made my 50th birthday cake and had the top tier leftover. I cut it at home when that cake was 7 or 8 days old. It was JUST STARTING to taste like a grocery store bakery cake .... just starting to have a hint of dry and "old" about it. (I found it interesting that everyone gave the same description ... "tastes like a grocery store cake" .... when it was a week old.)



LOL I guess it's cause the grocery store cakes are a week old! (or more...god only knows!)
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