You’re able to bake a wonderful cake, however you don’t have time to do the entire cake from begin to end in a single afternoon. Nicely, that is the place I’m able to make your life a lot simpler. Bake your cake rounds prematurely, and retailer them within the freezer till you’ve gotten time to fill, stack, and enhance them. This methodology retains me sane, and I’ll stroll you thru how to do that in at present’s tutorial:
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I get it. Baking and adorning a cake can take a variety of time. Time is all the pieces in my life, and doing what I can to make life simpler, however nonetheless being tremendous productive, is all the time in my finest curiosity. Some weeks I make just one cake, and others I’ll be within the kitchen day-after-day making dozens of desserts for numerous purchasers, tasks, orders, the cookbook, and only for enjoyable. How do I probably have time for this? It’s easy! I house out the work.
I’ll spend a while in the future planning out my desserts. I’ll draw them out, write out the ingredient record I believe I’ll want for every explicit cake and design, I’ll order all the pieces for grocery pickup later that day, and I’ll be completed for the day in cake land.
The subsequent day, I’ll do all my baking. I’ll bake the rounds for every cake I’ll want for the week. Sure, which means nearly 7 days prematurely for some desserts, however I often frost these desserts inside the week, in order that they’re not spending an excessive amount of time within the freezer. So order the substances on day one (or grocery store), bake the subsequent day, after which enhance the cake the times after that. The whole lot is cut up up into separate days, that method you’re not working the total marathon in in the future – little 5K bites till it’s full.
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“But Mandy! The freezer will dry out my cakes and ruin the moist texture and will mess up the flavors!” Not essentially. All of it will depend on the way you’re storing them within the freezer, and the way lengthy you permit them in there. I usually get the query about how I retailer my cake rounds earlier than frosting them, so I believed I’d dedicate a whole weblog submit strolling you thru how I do it. It is probably not for everybody, nevertheless it’s been very profitable for me, so I’ve been sticking to it.
First, I bake my cake rounds, flip them out of their pans, and allow them to cool to nearly room temperature on a wire rack on the counter. I don’t wish to allow them to sit there ceaselessly, as a result of they may dry out in that case. I wait till after I contact them, they’re nonetheless a teeny bit heat, however not cool to the contact. You don’t need condensation in your cake, so err on the facet of cooled rounds, versus heat toasty ones.
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Secondly, I DOUBLE wrap every cake layer individually and thoroughly. Twice is finest. Should you’re going to have them in there for greater than perhaps 4-5 days or so, I’d both triple wrap them, or wrap them once more in aluminum foil simply to verify. You wish to shield these cake layers whereas they’re within the freezer. I actually just like the Costco plastic wrap, or this Walmart one with the slide cutter choice – makes issues go a lot quicker from my expertise.
Thirdly, I place cardboard cake rounds between the layers. It in all probability goes with out saying that you just don’t want to do that if you’re storing them with out stacking. I do that so the cake layers will stay flat whereas within the freezer, and received’t change their form to no matter they’re pressed up towards.
That’s it! Tremendous easy, proper? After I’m prepared to make use of the cake layers, I’ll pull them out of the freezer and place them on the counter, nonetheless wrapped, whereas I make the buttercream and get my ganache prepared. That method they’re not completely frozen, however nonetheless fairly cool after I start to brighten.
Let me know in case you have any questions, and I’ll be certain that to elucidate issues higher if wanted. Thanks, and joyful baking!
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