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Simple Tip: Freeze Baked Goods Before Traveling

Because I love baking cakes and cupcakes, whenever it's a friend or family member's birthday, I am the designated dessert maker. What I don't enjoy is having to transport the cake or cupcakes to the birthday party location. It can be really stressful — especially living in San Francisco where there are so many hills! To ensure that my baked goods arrive at their destination unharmed, I've started freezing them.

I'll place the cupcakes or cake in the freezer 20 to 30 minutes before I leave. The dessert won't be totally frozen, but it will be cold, set, and hard. Freezing it also means that frosting won't get all over the place. When I arrive at the party, I simply leave the cake out or place it in the fridge. By the time it's served, it is the perfect temperature! Do you transport desserts? Share your method with us below.

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Food Food 7 years
I did this before I brought in the Nanaimo bars into the office. :-)
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
I recognize those cupcakes!! Made them myself over the weekend :) I think there is only one left in the fridge now (gave over 1/2 of them to family and friends) As for putting it in the freezer.... eh.... I dunno why, but freezed baked goods just don't taste as well as refrigerated, and that's still not as good as fresh ones. Even when set to room temp there's an aftertaste that I don't like. Generally when I take baked goods anywhere, I put them in a container and just pray they sit well :)
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
oh god NO, I have major issues with this from childhood. my grandmother would make packaged food for this regular week-long ski trip my family would do, and freeze it and bring it with her frozen. i.e. instead of bringing a box of brownies, she'd double or triple the volume that little box would take up in the car and we'd have frozen gross brownies. or rice pilaf. or mac and cheese. VOMIT. I understand just doing like, a 'zap' freeze to make sure things stay put but omg I have such a complex about this.
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