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Can I freeze mud cake covered in ganache and fondant

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I am making a choc mud cake and a caramel mudcake for my step daughters wedding cake.

i have already made the cakes as i was told i can freeze them. Since i will be transporting them via a 2 hr plane trip in about a month i wanted to get them ganached and covered in fondant before i freeze them.

Can anyone tell me if I can do this or would that effect the cake when I defrosted Them ?


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post #2 of 7

Yes you can freeze a cake iced in fondant.  Frozen fondant can develop moisture beads on the surface as it defrosts and so should be defrosted slowly in a cool, air-conditioned room and inside a cardboard box - not a sealed plastic container.  Also make sure the cakes are touched until dry as you'll leave fingerprints.

 

Personally, I would freeze the cakes uniced and defrost a day or 2 before travelling and ice then, but timing may be an issue for you...

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Originally Posted by novice baker View Post

I am making a choc mud cake and a caramel mudcake for my step daughters wedding cake.Excellante
 
i have already made the cakes as i was told i can freeze them. This is true...freezing Mud Cakes is the best thing you can do... even for just overnight...BEFORE you ganache and decorate that is.Since i will be transporting them via a 2 hr plane trip in about a month i wanted to get them ganached and covered in fondant before i freeze them....Honestly - there is no need to freeze them once they are filled and covered in Ganache... and i would never freeze  a cake that has been covered in fondant....not just because of the condensation that form whilst defrosting - but its the thin layer between the fondant and the Ganache (on the inside of the cake) - it can and usually does become somewhat slimy...to put it bluntley
 
I have flown over 5 hours taking Mud cakes with ganache and covered in Fondant....and they have arrived (with me) at the destination just as good as they were before we left...
I have a Wedding cake next year flying from Australia to Ireland..... and i know that it will arrive perfect. The flight attendants are brillante if you explain what precious cargo you are carrying before you board the plane...

Can anyone tell me if I can do this or would that effect the cake when I defrosted Them ?
Hope what i have mentioned helps elveate any fears...
Bluehue


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post #4 of 7
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Thank you so much ladies. Bluehue I love reading your responses. So detailed thank you . I have put them in the freezer and will ganache them tomorrow. I can do that when they are frozen can't i? And stick them back in before they defrost ? Bugger maybe I should get them out before they freeze
post #5 of 7
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Oops too late they have partly frozen already. This cake has me so stressed

Can some one give me a time line for what I need to do and how long I need to allow lol
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Originally Posted by novice baker View Post

Thank you so much ladies. Bluehue I love reading your responses. So detailed thank you . Your welcome..I have put them in the freezer and will ganache them tomorrow. I can do that when they are frozen can't i? No, leave them on the bench still wrapped to thaw overnight - then they will be ready to ganache.... And stick them back in before they defrost ? No...honestly, once ganached they dont need to go back in the fridge ....let alone the freezer....Never put amud cake in the fridge...the cool air will dry it out. Bugger maybe I should get them out before they freeze ...Yes,take it out of the freezer.. just sit on the bench with a fly net over it and all will be good.   
Bluehue
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Thank u again for your help. Once I have ganached them how long can they last out of the freezer? The wedding isn't until may 4 th. I'm guessing they are like other food where you can't re freeze once they have been frozen to transport them ?
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