Freezing a cake

by Nicee

Can I freeze a cake frosted with swiss buttercream?

Usually my cakes dry out after freezing,any tip on that?

Thanks a lot!

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Apr 01, 2009
Any Buttercream
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Nicee,

You can successfully freeze most types of buttercream, even swiss meringue. Just make sure you use an airtight container and you shouldn't have any problems. When you take the buttercream out of the freezer, beat it for a few minutes at high speed, in a strong stand mixer, to defrost and refresh the buttercream.

Michelle (editor)

Mar 19, 2009
Thank you for your help!!!
by: Nicee

I'll follow your instructions then!;)
Is there any kind of frosting that freezes well?
I suppose the regular buttercream( shortening base) will,but I hate that...the texture on your mouth and the taste is awfull.
Thanks again, from the bottom of my heart!!!


Mar 16, 2009
Yes and No
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Nicee,

Although it is possible to freeze swiss meringue buttercream and cake, I don't recommend it. I think it adversely affects the texture of the cake and tends to dry it out somewhat, but that's just my personal opinion.

However, if you have no choice, then freeze the cake and buttercream seperately. Double wrap the cake in cling wrap, then aluminum foil and freeze for no more than one week. The buttercream can be frozen in an airtight container for up to a month.

Hope this has helped.

Michelle (editor)

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