This blog would talk about all the make-ahead baking - freezing baked goods, thawing them, and serving them with a huge smile. So let’s get into the blog!
There have been instance with all of us where we needed last minute homemade baked items and we didn’t have time to rush a start baking from the start. These are the times when make-ahead baking saves you.
Personally, there have been times when these baked goods have saved my life. By freezing the cake ahead of time, you will always be prepared without worrying. You just have to thaw and serve with love.
If you have a couple of hours free, then bake and freeze them. Now let’s know the other details about wrapping, freezing, and thawing.
No matter what baked goods you are making, the make-ahead procedure is pretty much the same except for the freezing part so let’s learn in this blog, how to freeze cakes and cupcake.
The wrapping part is the same for all the baked goods, you have to pack them tight in a plastic wrap or Press & Seal, place it in a tight container or freezer bag and you can freeze up to 3 months.
Thaw inside the wrapping so the condensation forms on the wrapping, not the baked good. You can thaw in the refrigerator for a slower thaw or thaw at room temperature. It usually doesn’t matter.
It’s pretty easy so let’s get in to the steps of it.
STEP 1 – bake the cake and let it completely cool down. You can cut the cake into layers if you want. It preferable if you do. You can do this in any shape as you want.
STEP 2 – once it is completely cool, tightly wrap the cake in a plastic wrap or Press & Seal, that’s the best though.
STEP 3 – write the type of cake and the date on which you bake, on a large aluminum foil so that it is easy for you. Use the cake within 3 months, don’t stretch it more than that.
STEP 4 – wrap that aluminum foil on the cake.
STEP 5 – place the wrapped cake in a freezer safe container or if you don’t have that wrap it with another foil paper, making sure that the date foil is above.
STEP 6 – freeze up to 6 months.
It follows the same procedure as the cakes but just the difference is that it needs only one layer of wrapping because it is a small item. Also you can freeze it with icings, frostings or glazes on top but they thaw much better if you frost, ice or glaze after freezing.
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