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Can you make the cake balls ahead of time and freeze them? And then do the chocolate coating at another time? I'm making a bunch for post prom and was thinking if I could make the balls and freeze them it would help. What's the process then of thawing them? Thanks! - Kim C.
- Darlene Badgett Ritchey if they are anywhere frozen when you try to dip them the candy coating will crack
- Charlene Brown Troyer yes you can, just defrost before dipping in the fridge. bakers freeze cake all the time.
- Lana Marie Yes you can make cakeballs ahead of time & freeze them. Take out of freezer & place in refrigerator overnight to defrost. Or take out of freezer day you want to dip & let sit on counter room temperature til almost nearly soft (1.5-2 hours) & stick in refrigerator & pull out as you dip.
- Heather Roets Meade Completely defrost them or they will crack!
- Brenda Krigner Thanks, I was wondering about this also. I need to make some for a party May 19th and didn't want to wait until the night before to make them. How long will the last in the freezer in a ziplock baggie.
- Ilene Toy Murakami Yes! Works great and saves a lot of time but listen to everyone above about defrosting all the way!
- Crystal Zook How long do they last in the freezer?
- Laura Strantz Liscano Freeze them on a tray and once hard, you can put them in a freezer bag and they won't stick to each other
- Just Eat Me! Treats Brenda - it would be ok to make them now. I always shape mine and chill in the fridge till very firm before putting into bags. Try to squeeze as much air as you can out. I usually double bag too :)
- Yasmin Castro Quero Yes
- Yasmin Castro Quero About 4 month.
- Marianna Tina Hyre Everyone is right about the thawing...make sure there is no condensation on them before you dip.
- Julianis Gisel Of couse and take out of the freezer 1 hour before coating
- Brandi Johnson When you're defrosting, don't let them get too soft or you will have trouble dipping.
- Mindy Blankenbeckler When you freeze them, put them sealed good in a baggy. Suck the air out with a straw. Have them not touching in the bag or they will come out shaped a little like octagons. Lol. Also, do not unzip the bag. This will make the condensation only accumulate on the outside of the bag. I just did 196 pops last week and that is what I had to do.
- Heather Hill Major i make them all the time ahead of schedule and freeze them. YOu just want to make sure that you allow enough time for them to thaw otherwise you will be dealing with your chocolate cracking when you dip them.
- Indra Edsall Cowan We roll them and place them on a cookie sheet and then freeze them once they are frozen you can put them I'n a airtight container that way they keep their shape and then lay them out I'n the fridge a day before you need them that way the condensation is dry off of them and they are ready to dip.
- Kimberly Hoover Conti Thanks everyone for the great answers! I have so much to do to get ready for the post prom, this one thing I can get done ahead of time! Kim thanks for posting this for me :)
- CANDIQUIK Also - cake balls are highly unlikely to crack (versus cake pops) - but do defrost them a little bit! See how I made these 2000 cake balls a while back: http://blog.candiquik.com/?p=3337