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Can I freeze a shop bought party cake?

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user1474894224 Thu 02-May-19 22:16:00

I was in M&S today and they had reduced their cakes to a ridiculously cheap price....so I bought an extremely chocolatey birthday cake and a white chocolate and strawberry cake (both cakes with buttercream on). Has anyone successfully frozen one before? If so is it best frozen in slices or whole? - My friend tells me she freezes Costco birthday cake and it defrosts fine which is why I am considering it. - They won't be used for anything special just the kids etc

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ineedanewjobplease Thu 02-May-19 22:21:01

My SIL does this all the time! And they're always okay to eat smile so I would say yes (although someone with more cake knowledge may come along after me and say no way!)

user1474894224 Thu 02-May-19 22:26:50

Thanks for answering? Do you know if she sticks it in the freezer whole?

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Solasum Thu 02-May-19 22:30:14

I think unless you are planning on eating the whole cake in one go, it would be better to freeze in slices. They can then be served fresh from freezer for the ice cream cake experience, or left out for a bit for a slightly more soggy than usual puddingy cakeness. Mmm.

ineedanewjobplease Thu 02-May-19 22:30:22

Yeah she does, then defrosts in time for the party smile I think hers are often M&S too.

FusionChefGeoff Thu 02-May-19 22:32:02

I'd make sure to double cling wrap it to make sure it doesn't get freezer burn etc

weaselwords Thu 02-May-19 22:34:57

I froze a Colin the Caterpillar cake recently. The smarties lost their colour a bit but it tasted fine once defrosted.

user1474894224 Thu 02-May-19 22:37:36

Thank you everyone. Great news - I am going to slice the chocolate one - OH has already asked to have a slice tomorrow - and freeze the white chocolate one whole. X

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