What will you do with your iced cakes when the party is cancelled? If you have no idea what to do, this can be a nightmare.
Many of my readers in fact asked me this question which reminded me of my own experience. So I decided to talk about it in this post.
My experience is irrelevant though. What I want to focus on instead are the strategies that you can do in case you are in the same situation.
So, ca you freeze iced cakes if the party is cancelled?
You can definitely freeze iced cakes when you need to. All you need to do is to freeze the cake for a couple of hours until the icing hardens. Then take the cake out of the freezer and wrap it with plastic wrap. After wrapping, put the cake back into the freezer.
Iced cakes can be frozen for up to three months without sacrificing flavor and quality.
As you can see, freezing an iced cake is simple. Just make sure that you do it right to attain great results.
The hardest part maybe is wrapping the whole cake. It depends on the size and decorations of the cake.
The more complicated the decorations, the more complicated it will be to freeze. If this is the type of cake you are dealing with, you can consider the suggestion below.
Can You Freeze Iced Cakes with Decorations?
You can freeze iced cakes with decorations however you need to remove the decorations first before freezing the cake.
I suggest that you place the decorations in a cake box. Keep the box at room temperature and use the decorations later.
Can You Freeze Stacked Iced Cake?
You can definitely freeze the stacked iced cake. However, it will be a bit arduous because you need to remove each tier and wrap it with a cling film.
Wrap each tier and put them in the freezer. Just be careful you don’t break the cake.
This can easily be done if you have large storage. If not, you need to squeeze every remaining space in your freezer.
In freezing cakes, there are two things you need to always remember. And these are:
1. Double the plastic wrap
Before freezing a cake, make sure that you wrap it thoroughly. I recommend that you double the plastic wrap.
The main purpose of this is to protect the cake from freezer burn. Also to preserve the flavor and total quality of the cake.
2. Cover with aluminum
Aside from plastic wrap, it will also be helpful to cover the cake with aluminum before placing it in the freezer.
The aluminum will serve as the second defense system against freezer burn.
3. Freeze the tiers separately
If you are freezing cake with multiple tiers, you need to separate each tier before freezing. This will prevent the tiers from sticking together.
How to Thaw Frozen Cake?
The time comes that you need the cake. What you can do is to take the cake from the freezer and thaw it.
Remove any ice crystals then leave the cake on the counter for an hour or two or until the cake is totally thawed.
The thawing time depends on the size or thickness of the cake as well as on the temperature of the room.
But make sure that you do not leave the cake for too long. Keep in mind that when food is thawed for more than two hours, it can be prone to bacterial buildup.
One more thing, do not touch the cake until it is totally thawed. You do not want to leave a finger print on the cake.
Can you Freeze Your Homemade Cake?
You can freeze your homemade cake with the same process mentioned. Freezing is a great way to preserve your cake for later use.
If done correctly, homemade cakes can last for several months in the freezer.
Dealing with leftover cakes (or when the party is canceled) can be challenging. If it is your first time doing it, you might be wondering whether or not you can freeze iced cakes.
The good news is that you can freeze iced cakes if needed. All you need to do is to freeze the whole cake for several hours until the icing hardens.
Now you can wrap the cake with plastic wrap. Make sure to double the wrap to keep the cake from potential freezer burn.
If the cake has many tiers, do not forget to freeze each tier separately to keep them from sticking to one another. I hope this helps. If you want to learn more about freezing foods, feel free to visit this page.