Can you freeze desserts and baked goods?

by | May 6, 2023 | Baking, Helpful, Recipes | 0 comments

What can you freeze and how to properly freeze desserts?

Sometimes you want to savor the cake and enjoy it later. Read to see what freezes the best and how to freeze baked goods.

YES, you can freeze desserts.There are some desserts, in our experience, that do not freeze well. Custard and puddings seem to create too much water content when frozen and defrosted. I would recommend not freezing baked goods containing custard or pudding. Once a dessert has fully thawed, it is not recommended to refreeze.

Essentially, freezing food stops the growth process of any bacteria and keeps the product at its current state. The best time to freeze is as soon as you can and ALWAYS sealed, air-tight, freezer safe container.

As a small batch, hand crafted bakery, our products are made to order. It is the freshest when the customer picks up their order. Since it is fresh, feel free to freeze all our products for up to 2 months!


This is what we suggest  based on our Meezan Kitchen products and common baked goods.

Things you want to do when freezing desserts:

1. Use an airtight container: When you’re freezing a dessert, it’s important to use a container that’s airtight. This will help prevent freezer burn and keep your dessert fresh for longer. You can use plastic containers with tight-fitting lids, or you can wrap your dessert in plastic wrap and then place it in a freezer bag.

2. Chill the container: Before you put your dessert in the container, it’s a good idea to chill it in the freezer for a little while. This will help the dessert freeze faster and more evenly, which will result in a better texture. You can also chill your dessert mixture before freezing it.

3. Leave room for expansion: When you’re filling your container with dessert, be sure to leave some room at the top. As the dessert freezes, it will expand, and if there isn’t enough room in the container, it could burst or become misshapen.

4. Label and date: It’s always a good idea to label and date your frozen desserts. This will help you keep track of what’s in your freezer and how long it’s been there. Use a permanent marker to write the name of the dessert and the date you froze it on the container or bag.

5. Thaw properly: When you’re ready to eat your frozen dessert, it’s important to thaw it properly. You can do this by transferring it from the freezer to the refrigerator and letting it thaw overnight. If you’re in a hurry, you can also thaw it in the microwave or on the counter, but be sure to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t start to melt.

6. Don’t refreeze: Once a dessert has been frozen and thawed, it’s not a good idea to refreeze it. This can cause the texture to become grainy or icy, and it can also lead to the growth of harmful bacteria.

Cakes freeze amazing! If you don’t plan to finish the entire cake, plan to freeze it asap. Freezing cakes at its freshest will help keep the cake moist and not compromise flavors. Yes, this includes the frosting and extras. Keep in mind, if the cake has fresh fruit it will create more liquid on the cake once it thaws.
To Freeze an entire frosted cake, place it in the fridge/freezer uncovered for 20 min. Allow the frosting to harden. Once the frosting is hard to touch, cover the cake with plastic wrap. Placing the wrap tightly against the cake and sealing every inch. If the cake can fit into a sealed container, do this. If too big, place aluminum foil around the cake and store it in the freezer for 2 months.
To freeze cake slices, slice the cake and place each piece on a tray. Freeze or refrigerate for a 20 minutes until cake frosting is firm. Wrap each slice individually in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil. Seal tight in an air-tight container.

Cake Cubed ™ these freeze amazing!! This is the main reason why we chose this container for cakes. The EASIEST way to eat and serve cake. If the cube is open, we do not recommend freezing. Try to finish the cube within 2 days of opening (refrigerate). If you have not opened the cake, we recommend freezing immediately until ready to eat. These last about 2 months in freezer. Note: when you order, Cakes are made that same week!

 Filo/Phyllo dough Pastries
General rule for all phyllo dough pastries, if baked DO NOT Freeze. If unbaked freezing is safe for up to 2 months. Once you freeze baked phyllo dough, it turns chewy and compromises the taste of the product. Phyllo pastries that do not have cheese or meats, can be left in a cool dry place (countertop) in a sealed container for up to 7 days once opened. Phyllo pastries containing cheese or meat should be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Brownies and dessert bars
These freeze AMAZINGLY! Similar to cake you want to seal and freeze them asap to keep them at peak freshness. Let thaw and enjoy once ready to serve. If freshly baked or you are ordering one of our dessert bar boxes/trays, they can be left at room temperature in a cool and dry place for up to 5 days. Always make sure they are sealed in an air-tight container.

Leave a comment or email us if you have any questions on shelf-life or how to properly store you baked goods! 


Written by meezan

More From This Category

Best Way to Eat Cake?

What is a Cake Cubed™? Introducing Cake Cubed™, the latest innovation in cake design that's taking the dessert world by storm! With its unique cube shape, Cake Cubed™ offers a modern twist on traditional cakes, making it the perfect choice for any special occasion....

read more

Will Cake Dry if Left Out?

Will cake dry it left out? Short answer, YES! Cake is one of the most indulgent and delicious desserts out there. Do not let it go to waste and learn how to properly store! Cake can become dry if left out for an extended period of time. The length of time it takes for...

read more

Will Cake Dry if Left Out?

Will cake dry it left out? Short answer, YES! Cake is one of the most indulgent and delicious desserts out there. Do not let it go to waste and learn how to properly store! Cake can become dry if left out for an extended period of time. The length of time it takes for...

read more



Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *