Cakes - How to freeze the top layer of a cake
These wedding cake questions and answers have been taken from the wedding forum.
Q. I wanted to know whether we need to freeze the top layer of our cake or simply
keep it in a cool dark place? It is fruit with the 2 layers of icing. We plan to
eat it on our 1st anniversary.
A. I always recommend freezing your fruit cake if your planning to keep it for the one year anniversary. It's just the safer option. Fruit cake does keep very well but it depends on the quality of the fruit and how much liquor has been used. Generally speaking a fruit cake can last a year without being frozen but freezing it also helps keep it away from moths, rats/mice and any other nasties.
When freezing your cake, wrap it up with glad wrap and in an airtight container, then in the freezer. I wrapped my wedding cake with glad wrap, then alfoil and then straight into the freezer. That's o.k too just don't let your husband put anything on top of the cake like mine did and smashed all my roses. Putting it in a container does help protect it.
When defrosting your cake, put it in the fridge for a week and allow it to defrost slowly. Two days before you plan to cut it, take it out of the fridge and store in a cool dark place in your kitchen (like your pantry) and allow it to come to room temperature. Then it's ready to cut and eat!
Hope this helps
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