Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Cooling Cakes Quickly?

Discussion in 'Cooking and Recipes Forum' started by OohFeeshy, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. OohFeeshy

    OohFeeshy It's only forever; not long at all...

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2004
    Messages:
    8,207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Raxacoricofallapatorius
    Tomorrow, (as part of the GCSE course, I swear :look: ), I'm making two Devils Food Cakes. Mmm :drool: ... The lesson is, say, an hour and 15 mins. One is home made, one a packet mix, so I'd guess at half an hour to make both. Excluding cooking time. By the time I've got each cooked, there will be about 15-20 minutes to get the cakes cooled, filled and iced. Evidently I can't do that whilst the cakes are still hot. The ganache will be ready made, so no worries there, but 15 minutes isn't overly long to get the cakes cooled enough to ice. So, any suggestions other than putting them by a window or by a fan?
     
  2. Nina

    Nina Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sunny Southend, Essex
    I have put them in the fridge in order to cool them quickly before.

    Not ideal but in home ec needs must.
     
  3. Ami

    Ami Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2005
    Messages:
    582
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Farnborough, Hants, UK
    Except that's a big no no in Home Ec
    :p

    You should never put hot food in a fridge cos it raises the temp and allows bacteria to grow.

    When's your class Feeshy? Couldn't you go back later to ice etc?
     
  4. OohFeeshy

    OohFeeshy It's only forever; not long at all...

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2004
    Messages:
    8,207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Raxacoricofallapatorius
    I did think of that, the teacher is rather fussy about things like that but I'll wait until she's out of the room. Hmm, hopefully this Cunning Plan Part III will mean the cakes can be covered and filled with ganache instead of just filled with it with plain white icing on top... I know which I'd prefer :shifty:

    EDIT-

    Oh yes, that'd be why. Hmm, if I cooled for as long as I could then if it was still slightly warm put it in the fridge, that shouldn't be as bad. Plus at least one will be eaten within 10 minutes or so. The only way I could go back later would be at the end of the day, and take it home and fill/ice it, which isn't ideal. Meh. I can get some extra time if I wash/dry up quickly though... I'll just have to attempt to work by a window.
     
  5. Nina

    Nina Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sunny Southend, Essex
    Yeah I know it is a big no no.

    Another option is to make the mixes up at home and then take them in ready made and then you can cook them and they will have more cooling time
     
  6. Dragonscales

    Dragonscales Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2004
    Messages:
    626
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
    Perhaps the freezer is an option? there is no way a cake going to heat up the freezer to the point where bacteria will grow and the cake will cool quicker.
     
  7. KentBlokey

    KentBlokey Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2004
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kent, England.
    Run around outside with it for a few minutes, the weather is cold enough to cool it quickly. Even if you do look stupid doing it. :D
     
  8. The-Wolf

    The-Wolf Ex-LFS manager/ keeper of over 30 danio species

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Messages:
    11,143
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Kent UK
    put them on the widow sill and just maybe the Big-Bad Wolf will huff and puff on them :p
     
  9. OohFeeshy

    OohFeeshy It's only forever; not long at all...

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2004
    Messages:
    8,207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Raxacoricofallapatorius
    Inhale more like, icing and all :p The cake sort of worked, I was very pushed for time but just about managed to make it and slap on some ganache in the lesson, and nice it is too :) Cuurently on 'bung it in the micro and serve with cream' sessions, it's a bit dry to eat on it's own. I'll try the recipie again at home though, should work better.
     
  10. blitztidus

    blitztidus Spirited Away

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2005
    Messages:
    1,247
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hartford, WI, USA
    I put them outside only during the winter or when it is less than 50 degrees F outside, otherwise fridge, or better freezer :lol: :D
     
  11. Wanda hornsey

    Wanda hornsey Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2005
    Messages:
    327
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Nr London ENGLAND
    Only trouble with putting cakes in the fridge or freezer for that matter is it makes the fat go hard quickly giving the cake a fatty and heavy texture (and often hard too) there really isnt a way to cool cakes quickly ( I make wedding cakes etc as a home job)nothing beats the window sill and time really. Sorry :/
     
  12. pieman

    pieman Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wigan, England
    If you have access, liquid nitrogen usualy does the trick, careful not to get any on your fingers :D
     
  13. Opcn

    Opcn Big fish

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Messages:
    3,937
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Anchorage Alaska
    They do make rappid chillers specifically for making hot things cool off quickly, I remember seeing them on the real Iron chef. However Wanda is correct, your final product will not be the same if you cool it too quickly or too much.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

cooling a cake quickly

,
how to cool a cake fast
,
how to cool a cake quickly
,

how to cool cake fast

,
how to cool cake quicker
,
how to cool cake quickly
,
how to cool down a cake quickly
,
how to cool down cake fast
,
quick way of cooling a cake
,
tricks for cooling down cakes quickly