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Wedding Cakes - Can I freeze a chocolate mud cake

These wedding cake questions and answers have been taken from the wedding forum.

Q. Hi were having a white mud(top) and kuhlua mud (bottom) and was just wondering if we can freeze the top part like you do with fruit cake?

A. Hi Leanne,

You can choose to freeze your White Chocolate Mud Cake as you do with a fruit cake but your Mud cake won't last as long as a fruit cake. The reason way we suggest and recommend freezing a fruit cake is to preserve it for a year and then on your first anniversary your wedding cake is as fresh as it was on your wedding day.

A fruit cake has a much much longer shelf life than a mud cake to start with. A fruit cake if made with high quality ingredients and plenty of booze should, theoretically speaking, last for more than a year without being frozen. Freezing it is just a precaution.

A Mud cake has a shelf life of around 1-4 weeks depending on the baker/decorator who made it. All of my mudcakes have alcohol in it which I find it helps preserve the cake for longer and helps to keep it moist. Ask your decorator how long they recommend their mud cake would last for. They are the best people to know as they are the one's who made it.

I wouldn't recommend that you freeze mudcake any longer than 4-6months. You could do so and cut your top tier for your 6 month anniversary instead of your first anniversary. You could try freezing it for the 12 months if you are prepared to throw it out if it's no good.

The Australian Government is very strict with foods and their use by dates and although a Wedding Cake isn't wrapped up in a packet with a bar code and expiry date, we as cake decorators can only recommend what is best for our product. I would safely say that my Mud cakes do last up to 4 weeks (in/out of the fridge) and up to 4-6 months in the freezer. After this time period, I cannot guarantee the cakes flavour (it could get freezer burn) or freshness.

To stop your cake from getting freezer burn, wrap it up in glad wrap and then placed in an airtight plastic container, then in the freezer. This should stop any freezer burn from occurring.

I hope I have covered what you wanted to know. If there is something I have missed out, please just let me know. Cheers!


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