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Freezing the Wedding Cake

Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:00 pm

Wedding was on Saturday, and we just got back from our honeymoon today. We want to freeze the top layer of our wedding cake. It is a mud cake. Was just wondering, is glad wrap enough to protect the cake in the fridge for a year? or should I find a box the right size? Was thinking of a 4L ice-cream container, but that means we need to buy 4L of ice and then eat it pretty quickly.

Please help - box it? or just glad wrap?
 
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Re: Freezing the Wedding Cake

Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:04 pm

I think wrap it then tupperware it. That way it won't get squished and you can still stack things on it.
 
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Re: Freezing the Wedding Cake

Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:56 pm

Was thinking a tupperware container, but I dont have one big enough. My mum might. I have already wrapped it, it is just sitting in the fridge waiting for me to decide what I'm going to do.
 
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Re: Freezing the Wedding Cake

Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:03 pm

How big is it? I bought a really big cake container from Crazy Clarks the other day for $2~!!!!! Perhaps try there and put it in one of those.
 
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Re: Freezing the Wedding Cake

Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:14 pm

We wrapped ours in gladwrap and then stored it in a plastic container in the freezer.
 
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Re: Freezing the Wedding Cake

Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:17 pm

we wrapped ours in heaps of glad wrap then heaps of foil then a plastic bag.....we have a large freezer so dont need the plastic container to protect

now just trying to decide wether to cut it at one year or my 30th which is 5 months after our 1 year
 
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Re: Freezing the Wedding Cake

Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:11 pm

I used glad wrap, then foil, then popped it into a container. I tend to shove alot of things into the freezer so thought the box would be more protective. We have a second fridge/freezer in the garage so we put it in there.
 
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Re: Freezing the Wedding Cake

Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:46 am

Can you freeze mud cake for a year?
I thought this was for fruit cake...could be wrong..
 
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Re: Freezing the Wedding Cake

Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:26 am

Our mud cake is still in the freezer and we have been married for 18 months!!! We just wrapped it in glad wrap! We are thinking of eating it next week :lol: I'll let you know what it is like!
 
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Re: Freezing the Wedding Cake

Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:31 am

I've read on some cake websites that you shouldn't freeze a mud cake for much longer than six months, but maybe check with the company that made it, they'll know what's in it and how long it would last.
 
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Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:39 am

I have never understood the whole cake freezing and saving thing... must google this and find out why!??! :oops: :oops:
 
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Re: Freezing the Wedding Cake

Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:40 am

ahh for the anniversary!!!! I see!!!

I know that we wont be doing this. I'll just buy another cake next year...? :lol:
 
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Re: Freezing the Wedding Cake

Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:20 pm

I read somewhere that to store the cake you put it on the lid of an air tight container then attach the container. Dont know why this way, thats just how they said to do it. Oh the glad wrap thing too!
Also my dad is a baker (25yrs experience) and has told me you can freeze a mud cake for as long as you want but it will start to deteriorate after 6 months!!!
 
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Re: Freezing the Wedding Cake

Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:35 pm

Thanks for all the help girls. Spoke to mum today (who is a tupperware consultant) and she gave me a tupperware container to put the cake in. She told me that if you just put your cake in the freezer in glad wrap, it will take on the flavours of other items stored in your freezer, over the year.
 
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Re: Freezing the Wedding Cake

Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:58 pm

Alot of people keep the top layer of their cake for their first child's christening as well. I am just about to head to my kitchen to wrap my cake in gladwrap and stick in the freezer in its container. Mine is a fruitcake with lots of yummy muskat through it, mmmmm. Can't wait to eat it...don't know when we will....probably save it for an anniversary.
 
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Re: Freezing the Wedding Cake

Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:01 pm

You don't have to freeze fruitcake. The alcohol in it will preserve it. You have heard the saying that someone who has drank too much is pickled- same.
 
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Re: Freezing the Wedding Cake

Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:19 pm

ahh for the anniversary!!!! I see!!!

Traditionally, one peice on your first anniversary and another on the brith of your first child
 
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Re: Freezing the Wedding Cake

Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:56 pm

seaweed wrote:
You don't have to freeze fruitcake. The alcohol in it will preserve it. You have heard the saying that someone who has drank too much is pickled- same.


Well I asked directions from the lady who made my cake and I am freezing it as I may be keep it for some years. I don't like the sound of it sitting in my pantry for 5 years!
 
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Re: Freezing the Wedding Cake

Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:59 am

beckles5000 wrote:
seaweed wrote:
You don't have to freeze fruitcake. The alcohol in it will preserve it. You have heard the saying that someone who has drank too much is pickled- same.


Well I asked directions from the lady who made my cake and I am freezing it as I may be keep it for some years. I don't like the sound of it sitting in my pantry for 5 years!



My cousin put hers on display in a cabinet to keep for their first child - she got it out one day and mice had eaten a hole into the back of it 8O No thanks, not for us!
 
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Re: Freezing the Wedding Cake

Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:55 am

Our wedding cake is just going to be a normal chocolate cake (with choc cupcakes too) so we can't really freeze it... we'll just buy another one come bub/anniversary time. I have nothing against buying lots more cakes :twisted: nom nom nom
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