Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Frosted Cupcakes, Can You?

We ♥♥♥ cupcakes. Even those fancy $3 each cupcakes. OK, actually, I don’t ♥♥♥ cupcakes, but my Girls do. In fact, we visited the Holy Shrine of cupcakes while we were in Washington DC this past weekend, Georgetown Cupcakes. These baked morsels are so good, they have their own TV show.

Of course, sometimes you just buy (or bake) too much, or can’t eat all of your cupcakes right away. If you have read my Keys To Saving, you know I try to avoid throwing away food. So can you freeze frosted cupcakes? Yes you can.

Here’s how:

Georgetown Cupcakes says:

We recommend that you store your cupcakes at room temperature. If you will be consuming the cupcakes more than 24 hours after purchasing them, you can freeze them and they are good for up to 10 days after they are purchased. To thaw them, leave them at room temperature for 2–3 hours before they are to be served.

eHow says:

  • Remove any plastic decorations or flowers from the cupcakes. Allow the  cupcakes to cool completely.

  • Place the cupcakes on a cookie sheet. Set them in the freezer until the frosting or icing hardens completely.

  • Wrap the cupcakes in aluminum foil carefully. Bring the aluminum foil to the top of the cupcake and twist it closed to avoid smashing the icing. Cover the cupcake completely with the foil.

  • Place each cupcake in a freezer storage bag or a cake box. Seal the bag and  remove as much air as possible or secure the box closed with freezer tape.

  • Label the storage bags or boxes with the contents and date. Place the cupcakes on a freezer shelf away from other frozen foods that may smash them.



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