Cupcake Freezing Instructions

Cupcake Freezing Instructions

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How often do you consume a dozen cupcakes all at once? I’m guessing not too often. While baking cupcakes, you’ll note that most recipes generate twelve or multiples of twelve cupcakes.

The natural thing to do is to attempt to extend the shelflife of these wonderful delectable treats so they don’t spoil and go to waste. If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’ll know that refrigerating cupcakes isn’t always the greatest approach to keep them fresh. It would imply that we would have to resort to freezing.

My name is Angie, and I’ve been baking for almost 10 years. I specialize in cupcakes and operate a small cupcake company. Baking as a company requires us to have items on hand. For optimal freshness, our items are often manufactured, if not partly made, ahead of time.

Freezing cupcakes is a simple process. It’s the simple part. There isn’t much expertise required. In this post, I’ll walk you through the process of freezing cupcakes.

Let’s get cold!

How to Freeze Cupcakes?

Before I begin, I’d want to point out that my approaches may vary from those described in other blog articles. That does not suggest that there are no other techniques available; rather, these are the only ones that have worked for me!

Method 1: Airtight Container

tupperware. I’m talking about rectangular plastic containers that will hold your cupcakes with the extra height of icing. The best technique I’ve found to freeze cupcakes is in sealed containers.

The size of the containers is determined by the size of your refrigerator. If you have a larger refrigerator, you can absolutely freeze more at once by using larger containers.

Polypropylene containers enable you to arrange the cupcakes and accommodate a large number of them without smearing or touching. Also, sealed plastic containers help keep extraneous scents from contaminating your cupcakes and vice versa.

Using a freezer-safe plastic container for your cupcakes will help save your nicely baked delicacies from getting freezer burn. Freezer burn occurs when moisture in the freezer is drawn away, causing food to crack and dry out.

Method 2: Wrapped Individually

Wrapping your cupcakes separately ensures that all of the crevices are covered. But, individually packaging cupcakes is a lot of labor.

You cannot wrap cupcakes immediately after icing them since the frosting is still at piping consistency, which means it is soft and easily smooshed and damaged. We don’t want to waste all of our efforts.

Instead, set your cupcakes in the refrigerator for at least one hour to solidify. When your frosting is firm to the touch, rapidly cover it in clingfilm and place it in the freezer.

How to Defrost Frozen Cupcakes?

There are two methods for defrosting frozen cupcakes. If you are not in a hurry, place your frozen cupcakes in the refrigerator to defrost overnight. If you are pressed for time, just take out your frozen cupcakes and leave them on the counter for little more than 30 minutes.


The following are some frequently asked questions regarding freezing cupcakes. I’ve responded to them below.

Can you freeze cupcakes in the paper liners?

Cupcakes in paper liners may be frozen. In general, your cupcakes will thaw just nicely. If, on the other hand, your cupcakes did not completely rise before freezing, it is likely that they may shrink, and if this is the case, your liners will separate from your cupcakes.

Do frozen cupcakes taste the same?

If you preserve frozen cupcakes in an airtight container, they should taste the same as they did before they were frozen. This will keep other foods’ scents from contaminating the cupcakes in your freezer.

Can you freeze cupcakes with whipped cream frosting?

Cupcakes with whipped cream icing, in general, do not freeze well because whipped cream is extremely light and fluffy. Since it contains more water than buttercream, it may quickly lose its shape and dissolve into your cakes.

Final Thoughts

Do you feel better about your remaining cupcakes? Now that you’ve learnt the above, you can not only avoid squandering your hard work, but you can also maintain a cache of these delectable treats on hand for whenever you feel like indulging yourself.

What do you do with your leftover cupcakes? Do you freeze them the same way I do? Have you had any problems doing so? Share your own ideas and guides with us in the comments box below!

Angie’s Bio


Do cupcakes freeze well?

Yes, cupcakes can be effectively frozen, and if stored correctly, they will taste freshly made when defrosted. A refrigerator may dry up cupcakes, while a freezer can keep them moist.

How do you wrap cupcakes to freeze?

I suggest freezing frosted cupcakes after carefully wrapping each cupcake in plastic wrap around the icing. After that, freeze the frosted cupcakes in resealable freezer bags or airtight containers.

How do you freeze cooked cupcakes?

Put the individually wrapped cupcakes in an airtight container and freeze for up to three months. For freezing frosted cupcakes, I like to use a glass or plastic container (rather than a plastic bag) to preserve the frosting and help the icing keep its shape.

Do frozen cupcakes taste the same?

Cakes and cupcakes freeze well. It is quite easy to plan ahead of time or just keep leftovers. When they’re frozen first, I believe they taste better and are more moist. In this piece, I’ll share my favorite strategies for freezing cake layers and cupcakes before icing them.

How do you thaw frozen cupcakes?

Cupcakes defrost rapidly (depending on your room temperature they are usually completely thawed in a couple of hours). Remove the cupcakes from the freezer, remove them from their freezer bags (brushing off any visible ice crystals), and lay them on a cooling rack. Cover with a clean cloth and set aside until ready to use.

Will cupcakes dry out in the freezer?

Although the refrigerator may dry out cupcakes, the freezer is ideal for cupcake storage. Layer unfrosted cupcakes in a 16-ounce freezer bag—about a dozen should fit in this size bag—and store cupcakes in the freezer where they will not be crushed or destroyed by heavier objects.

What is the flip and freeze cupcake method?

You place the upside-down cupcakes in the freezer to firm the icing, and when you take them out, you’ll find the sought flat surface. Then you may decorate as you like!

Can you freeze cupcakes in foil cases?

The best way to freeze cupcakes. If you’re making cupcakes to freeze, it’s critical to bake them in greaseproof or foil cases to avoid the dreaded peeling cases when it’s time to thaw them. Individual cupcakes begin with the same procedure, ensuring that they have fully cooled.

How do you freeze a large batch of cupcakes?

Cool completely before freezing frosted cupcakes. Again, you must ensure that they are thoroughly chilled.
Freeze just partially. You should partly freeze them first, uncovered.
Put to a container or tightly wrap.
Remove the lid and defrost. I prefer to unwrap the cupcakes so the icing doesn’t thaw and squish.
Feb 3, 2020

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