So there was a death in our family yesterday, one that we suspected would happen this week. This is a sad situation overall, but made more stressful by my cakes schedule this week, and not knowing when we would be leaving for the out of town funeral. Because I had some time to work ahead, I did so, baking my cakes on Sunday night, and filling then settling them overnight. I then froze them in my commercial freezer, and took the first one out yesterday (Tuesday) to ice it and cover in fondant. I went ahead and assembled this one (an open "book" cake, with a two tiered "castle" stacked on top.).
My customers are aware of my extenuating circumstances this week, as this is not how I normally work. Anyway, this castle storybook cake is now almost completely finished, and I am highly concerned (as is my customer) about the cake souring or spoiling. All tiers are very moist WASC cake filling and iced with butter and shortening based buttercream, then covered with MFF. We have extremely high humidity here (Houston), and although we have air conditioning, mold and spoilage is a big concern. The cake will be served on Saturday.
For those of you who regularly refrigerate or freeze your completed cakes, please let me know if this process was correct: I took the full cake (minus the top two towers, as they are hardened fondant and too tall for the box), put it in a shipping box, and topped that box with another shopping box, to allow clearance for the top tiers of the cake. taped those together, wrapped the box in freezer paper, then wrapped that in Saran wrap, sealing it all up. I then put the entire thing in my commercial freezer, on my standard setting.
When I deliver this cake, what is my process to defrost this thing and bring to room temp? I don't want any "sweat" on the cake when I deliver, as my customer has said this makes her nervous.
also, will the hardened fondant towers that are attached to the cake suffer during this process? I couldn't remove them, as they are adhered with royal icing.
Any advice would help, hugely!! Thanks in advance.