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Pastry question (baked alaska)

phan1 | Mar 23, 200804:02 AM

Hi I have a question. I'm making a baked alaska with a cake base at the bottom. So it's going to have a pound cake base, ice cream on top, and meringue all around the outside. I'm going to stick the whole thing in the freezer until it's time to put it in the oven to brown the meringue and serve.

Now here's the issue. I'm worried about having my cake base frozen along with my ice cream. What would my cake base taste like given that it's frozen along with my ice cream? It wouldn't be too hard would it? Ideally, it would taste like cold cake, but I don't think it will. I've never put a cake or eaten a cake that's been straight out of the freezer before. I've seen other people do it this way, and I just want to know it's OK.

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