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Offline Cuilidh

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Frozen Cakes and Cookies
« on: September 10, 2019, 12:21:11 am »
As you know, our renovation / extension project is in its final stages.  Our builders have asked if they could have an open day a couple of days before handover for prospective clients, sub contractors, staff, etc. and dropped a very HEAVY hint about my home cooked cakes and cookies.  I do all my baking at the weekends and the open day is scheduled for a Friday so, the question is, can anyone suggest cakes / cookies that can be baked then frozen for a week or two then thawed out successfully on the open day?  Perhaps all cakes and cookies can be frozen, I don't know because the ones I bake never seem to last long enough to see the inside of my freezer!

At this stage, I am not sure that I will do much baking, etc., we may just go with buying dips and Turkish bread, pizza, sushi, etc., but just in case the whim takes me to go on a baking spree in the week or two prior to the 'event' I would welcome your ideas and thoughts.

Thanks in advance!
Marina from Melbourne and Guildford
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Re: Frozen Cakes and Cookies
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 12:08:24 pm »
Marina, there are some good suggestions here.  Slices and biscuits that keep well.  Lamingtons also keep well in the freezer. 
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Re: Frozen Cakes and Cookies
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 12:50:01 pm »
The ILB cake is quite large and would freeze too. https://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1097.0
Iím pretty sure shortbread biscuits of any sort would freeze too.
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Re: Frozen Cakes and Cookies
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 01:03:16 am »
I donít bake a lot Marina but if I do then everything gets frozen. Good luck with everything, youíre very generous to allow the builders to use your reno to their advantage.
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Re: Frozen Cakes and Cookies
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2019, 06:32:00 am »
muffins freeze well, So does ILB cake on here ( my favorite) I make this into a ice cream cake for desserts alot.

Most cookies dough can be made ahead and frozen in logs, then baked as you need it.
Fruit cakes can be frozen.
pastry cases can be baked and frozen empty  then fill on the day. :)
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Re: Frozen Cakes and Cookies
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2019, 08:51:37 pm »
Thanks everyone.  I did experiment with freezing cookie dough and that worked so, although the open day has been and gone, thanks to everyone's suggestions, I am more relaxed about baking things and freezing them for later use.
Marina from Melbourne and Guildford
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