How to Freeze Cupcakes With Frosting

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How to Freeze Cupcakes With Frosting
Freeze frosted cupcakes to protect the quality and taste. (cupcakes image by Kimberly Reinick from

If you have leftover cupcakes, you can keep them in the freezer to enjoy your treats at a later time. Properly frozen cupcakes can remain fresh up to three months in the freezer as long as they are shielded from air exposure to avoid freezer burn. When you are ready to enjoy the frosted cupcakes, you can safely thaw them in the refrigerator overnight.

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Things you need

  • Baking tray
  • Aluminium foil
  • Freezer storage bag or cake box
  • Freezer tape

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  1. 1

    Remove any plastic decorations or flowers from the cupcakes. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.

  2. 2

    Place the cupcakes on a baking tray. Set them in the freezer until the frosting or icing hardens completely.

  3. 3

    Wrap the cupcakes in aluminium foil carefully. Bring the aluminium foil to the top of the cupcake and twist it closed to avoid smashing the icing. Cover the cupcake completely with the foil.

  4. 4

    Place each cupcake in a freezer storage bag or a cake box. Seal the bag and remove as much air as possible or secure the box closed with freezer tape.

  5. 5

    Label the storage bags or boxes with the contents and date. Place the cupcakes on a freezer shelf away from other frozen foods that may smash them.

Tips and warnings

  • The quality and taste of the cupcakes may be affected if you freeze them past three months. The icing may lose its texture and the flavour of the cake may diminish.
  • Avoid freezing cupcakes with egg white frosting and custard fillings.

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