I am sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I was very busy making a cake.
Seriously, I was making my first wedding cake, but that is unimportant.
I freeze right in the pan. I don't make a lot of cakes, so it wasn't important if my pans were not available. I used press n seal and then did another layer in foil too. they weren't not that hot, that I couldn't handle. The idea actually came from the book Cakes to Dream On where the Coco Laka is published. The cakes came out moist with no extra condensation.
I thawed the cakes on my kitchen table. I took them out of the freezer, unwrapped them, took them out of the pan, covered them back up in the press n seal and let them sit for the day while I went to work. When I came home they were thawed.
I hope I wasn't too late in helping you.