Can You Freeze Buttercream Frosting? Here’s How to Do This the Right Way
Face it! We’re all fans of cakes! If they feature buttercream frosting, they’re always delicious, but the frosting is often difficult to make. So, maybe it’s possible to freeze buttercream frosting so you can use it later on again.
The buttercream frosting is yummy and it works well with tons of different types of cakes.
Can I Freeze Buttercream Frosting?
Buttercream frosting can be time-consuming to make and you need a lot of it to cover a cake. One of our readers sent us a message asking how best to store buttercream and if freezing it works.
I followed a new recipe for buttercream frosting when making a cake for a special occasion, but the recipe made much more frosting than I had been expecting. I frosted the cake, and still have enough frosting left over to probably frost a whole other cake.
I like the idea of having some buttercream frosting ready to use the next time I make a cake so I don’t have to make a whole new batch. However, I don’t think it will keep in the refrigerator for that long. I want to freeze it, but I’m afraid it will ruin the taste or texture. Can you freeze buttercream frosting?
Fortunately, buttercream frosting can definitely be frozen. In fact, many people keep some buttercream frosting in the freezer all the time so that they always have some on hand when needed. It cuts down on cake preparation time considerably.
The key to successfully freezing buttercream frosting is to make sure that it doesn’t get freezer burn or take on the flavors of other ingredients in the freezer. A few simple precautions can protect against those potential issues.
How Can I Freeze Buttercream Frosting?
To freeze buttercream frosting, it’s recommended to freeze it while still fresh. The longer it sits in the fridge, the more it loses its freshness and flavor, so freeze it immediately if possible.
- Give the frosting a good stir to make sure that all the ingredients are as incorporated as possible. Buttercream frosting can be frozen in large freezer bags.
- Stand the freezer bag up in a measuring cup and fold the edges over the sides to avoid a mess.
- Scoop the buttercream frosting into the freezer bag.
- Squeeze out the excess air and seal the bag.
- Label the bag, and use the buttercream frosting within three months of freezing for best results.
- Bags of frosting can be frozen stacked in the freezer. Place the bags in the coldest part of the freezer for best results.
How to Store Buttercream Frosting for Longer?
If you want to store the buttercream frosting for a longer time, you’re may want to consider getting a food saver. Food savers take out all the air from freezer bags and containers and allow for the contents to last for longer. They also perfectly seal the containers so you don’t have to worry about it in the long run.
We love using the FoodSaver V4840 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealer Machine as it works with all sorts of containers and bags, allowing us to save time and money in the long run.
What to Do With Leftover Buttercream Frosting?
When you want to use the leftover buttercream frosting, you’re going to have to go through a few steps.
- Remove the freezer bag from the freezer and place it in the fridge for several hours or overnight.
- Once the buttercream frosting is completely thawed, place it in a bowl.
- Give the frosting a good whisk or stir in order to reincorporate all of the ingredients and to bring it back to its original texture.
- The frosting should be brought to room temperature before being used to frost a cake so that it is easy to work with.