Making my own cupcakes: advice needed

posted 4 years ago in Food
  • poll: Should I freeze my cupcakes a week in advance or wait to make them two days before
    Freeze 'em - save yourself some time (ive done this before) : (9 votes)
    32 %
    Freeze 'em - (I haven't done this before but think it'll work) : (12 votes)
    43 %
    DO NOT FREEZE them : (4 votes)
    14 %
    I think you're crazy to make your own cupcakes : (3 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    501 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @queencharlotte04:  For that short an amount of time (less than a week), I think you’re probably fine with freezing some or all of them.  In my experience, chocolate and red velvet cake fare the worst with freezing, not sure why (perhaps moisture content?) while vanilla and spice (carrot, pumpkin, etc.) do just fine.  Good luck!

    Post # 4
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    1 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My friend owns a cupcake shop and they freeze all the cupcakes before doing a wedding. She says it also helps to keep them fresh for the reception….from set up to when the guests are eating the cupcakes. She does TONS of weddings.

    Post # 6
    Member
    8476 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @queencharlotte04:  Hit the ‘reply’ text to respond to someone.  I also second freezing, especially since it’s only 1 week.

    Post # 9
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    1573 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @queencharlotte04:  freezing is fine. I briefly worked in a cupcake shop (well, bakery but specialized in cup cakes) and we would freeze cupcakes in certain situations (once I had to bake over 500 mini cup cakes for an event, so I added them to my count each night and once i finished a tray, I froze ’em). The best way to freeze them is to have them on a tray or in a container and then seal them in – we would put ours on a large baking sheet/tray with a liner (waxed paper works fine and you’ll likely have it on hand) then wrap it well with plastic wrap. When you are getting ready to frost them, take them out, unwrap and let them reach room temp. Sometimes they get a little damp on top, and if it bothers you, you can blot it off lightly with a paper towel.

    Post # 11
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    12262 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would definitely make them ahead and freeze them!

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