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Topic: thawing frozen cupcakes and cakes
dazmae 02/08/2010 7:10 PM
So, I made 4 dozen cupcakes and 18 small heart cakes for Valentine's Day at the nursing home. I wrapped each one individually and then put them in freezer bags. My question is: how do I thaw these, in the wrapper or not? How long should I wait to decorate them. Thanks for your help. You guys will never know how much I have learned from this site. Did I tell you I was new to decorating? Start my first class Friday, yeah!
mmumsie 02/08/2010 8:40 PM
I would unwrap each cake and let come to room temperature. If you are worried about them drying out during thawing, I like to drape a clean flour sack towel over them. Cupcakes will thaw quickly, like 5 - 10 minutes. Where the cake will take a little longer. (30 Minutes).

I like to make my icing and color it while everything thaws. Good Luck!
sweetgrandma 02/09/2010 8:30 AM

follow mmumsie's instructions and you won't go wrong.

I might add you really didn't need to wrap each cupcake individually to freeze them. A little extra trouble that you can skip next time.

Be sure to post pics and have fun at your class! It's a wonderful hobby!
momascooking 02/09/2010 2:11 PM
I've never froze cupcakes. Do they turn out as good? I read the experiment on frozen cakes.
dazmae 02/09/2010 8:11 PM
Mmumsie and sweetgrandma, thank you so much for your help. I'll let you know how it turns out. I'm not computer smart so I don't know how to send pictures to computer! I'm new at both decorating and computing, ha!
mmumsie 02/09/2010 8:17 PM
momascooking- I like to place my cupcakes in a foil tin you get from the dollar store, that comes with a foil/paper lid. I just pop them inside and freeze the bunch together. As long as you don't freeze them for an extended length of time (no more than a week), they would out beautifully.
denetteb 02/09/2010 10:51 PM
I have frozen frosted and unfrosted cupcakes for weeks. I keep them in a flat Rubbermaid container so they don't get smooshed. I have frosted them frozen or thawed (usually just a simple swirl--I am not a fancy caker). They defrost really quickly. Many people crumb coat their cakes frozen. I like to have some in the freezer as it is such an easy treat to bring when I am going to a friends house. Ooops, got off track. I would take them out of the wrapper to thaw so the wrapper doesn't stick to the thawing cupcake. By the time you have the last ones out of the wrapping the first ones will probably be thawed already!
momascooking 02/10/2010 1:24 AM
Bobbi 02/10/2010 4:02 PM
I bake my cupcakes, fill them using my bismark tube, put them in tupperware/rubbermaid and freeze. If I have two layers, I put wax paper between the cupcake layers.
When I need cupcakes, I take them out of the freezer and decorate them still frozen. To date, I haven't had problems.