This little nugget of wisdom was birthed after becoming a working mom—bake in bulk. Instead of making one loaf of banana bread, triple the recipe and bake three. Freeze two for later. Once completely cooled wrap in plastic wrap then wrap tightly with tin foil. Store for up to 2 months in freezer. Before serving, allow to come to room temperature on the counter for a day-ish. Only one mess to clean with three loaves of offspring. It’s kinda like having triplets. Kinda?
When baking a layered cake, bake the layers a week or two ahead of time. After baked and cooled, wrap layers individually in plastic wrap, then foil, then another layer of plastic wrap. Freeze. Defrost at room temperature, about 5 hours before icing and layering.