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Pampered Chef: Freezing cake?

  1. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Can you freeze an ICED cake? If so, do you need to do anything special to it? Right now it's sitting in a box from the store. Would it be watery when it thaws?

    We were supposed to have 12 people coming to dinner tomorrow (to add to our four) and now there's a health problem with my MIL and everyone is on 'standby' but she's definitely not coming and neither is my FIL. I told everyone to just stay there (2 hours away) in case she needs them and to not worry about it, we'd celebrate the 4 birthdays another time, probably at Christmas.

    So now I have this large cake with icing and nothing to do with it. We just had cake last week for my DS party with friends and the week before for his actual bday and we're having the Ice Cream Sandwich this week for my DH's and my birthday's so I don't want to keep this one - we're already 'caked' out but I don't want to just throw it out either.

    Do any of you wonderful cheffers that make cakes know the answer to this?
     
    Nov 21, 2009
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  2. susanr613

    susanr613 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I just ate a defrosted (as opposed to unfrosted) piece of DS' birthday cake. It was a little dry but quite yummy. All I did was wrap pieces in alum foil - this one has been in the freezer since his bdy 11/6.

    So, waste not want not and freeze away -
     
    Nov 21, 2009
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  3. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Thanks Susan, I'll give it a try then. I wonder if a container or freezer bag might work better. Now to make room in my freezer :eek:

    Your DS' bday is 11/6? So is my DS' :)
     
    Nov 21, 2009
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  4. susanr613

    susanr613 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I wrapped mine tightly in foil to keep out any air.

    How old is your DS? Mine just turned 13. I can't believe it.
     
    Nov 22, 2009
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  5. BeckyC5830

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    Frosted cake can definitely be frozen. My former neighbor use to win blue ribbons for her cakes at our State Fair for years. She told me to always put a light coat of frosting on a cake before freezing it to prevent it from drying out. Then she would thaw it and frost it more before she decorated them - she sold decorated cakes too. (She also told me to put a small dish of water in the bottom of my oven to keep the cake moist.)

    When I freeze my frosted cakes, I freeze it uncovered :eek: until it's frozen. Once frozen I cover it with plastic wrap (so the plastic doesn't stick to the frosting) and then seal it in a freezer safe container. I've done this many many times over the past twenty-five years and have always had success. But the main thing is you have to remember to cover it with plastic and seal it in your container -- set your time for a couple of hours so you don't forget to do that. I also freeze my cakes that have been partially eaten. I always snug up that plastic wrap to the cut part of the cake to prevent it from drying out.

    Good Luck!
     
    Nov 22, 2009
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  6. Jennie4PC

    Jennie4PC Legacy Member

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    we did it with our cake top when we got married. As Becky said someone pt it in the freezer for us and while we were on our honeymoon they put it in the vacuum sealer It was really moist and good 1 yr later
     
    Nov 22, 2009
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