Decorating Frozen Cupcakes?

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  1. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    I made 9 *LARGE* cupcakes this afternoon for use on Easter. I needed to make em now since I have no clue how the next few weeks will be going job wise etc.

    So now I need to freeze them.

    Will I have to thaw them completely before decorating them?
    Or can I frost/decorate them with Buttercream with them still frozen?
    If I do will the frosting then get icky or even fall off as they thaw?

  2. eastTNchick

    eastTNchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2008
    Decatur, TN
    You can decorate them while frozen, but remember to put them back in the fridge until they thaw or the icing will weep and run a bit, especially if it's colored. If I were you, I'd probably put them in the fridge the night before you plan to decorate them and then put them on the counter first thing in the morning to let them come to room temperature before you decorate them. But, like I said, decorating them frozen is fine, just keep cool until the cupcakes thaw completely to keep your colors from running.
  3. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    Thanks Steph.
  4. MaggieBeth

    MaggieBeth Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 12, 2009
    Lexington, SC
    I remember when I worked at a bakery we would always thaw cakes pror to decorating them. On very rare occations we would decorate a cake and then have to freeze it. The danger with doing this is that some of the icing might run when thawed, fade or appear discolored, and on occations the icing would crack and not be "pretty" to look at.

    I agree with Step about pulling them out the day or night before and then frosting them.

    Hope this helps![​IMG]

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