How to keep your Cake store fresh?

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  • Fri Sep 24, 2021
How to keep your Cake store fresh?

Cakes and cupcakes, like other dishes, are at their best when they're freshly baked. As a result, feeding them the same day they're cooked is always the finest choice.

However, there are occasions when you have no choice but to create (or buy) a cake ahead of time in order to serve and consume it. Perhaps you have leftover cake that you were unable to consume on the first day. In either case, you'll need to know how to preserve it so that it lasts as long as possible.

The first and most significant piece of advice we can provide you is that the refrigerator is not your friend when it comes to cakes. This concept may take some getting used to if you're used to functioning under the assumption that anything placed in the fridge would automatically last longer. Refrigerating cake, on the other hand, hastens its staleness.

Cake Storage for 1 to 3 Days

If you're going to eat your cake within three days of baking it, keep it at room temperature. This means on the counter, away from heat, and out of direct sunlight. If your cake is in a bakery box, you can leave it in the box, and if you're planning to eat it within 24 hours, that's all you really need to do.

If you want to keep your cake for a longer period of time, leave it in the box and wrap it in plastic wrap, which will keep the cake from drying out for up to three days.

An acrylic cake lid will come in handy if your cake isn't in a box. It's just a hard, clear dome with a handle that fits over the top of the cake. Simply place the cake on a platter, cover with the lid, and keep it on the counter for up to three days. To keep the sunlight off the dome, drape a kitchen towel over it.

How to Freeze Them

You can freeze your cake if you need to keep it for longer than three days. Rather than putting it in the refrigerator, freezing a cake is a great way to preserve it fresh for longer periods of time.

If your cake comes packaged in a bakery box, simply wrap it in two pieces of plastic wrap and place it in the freezer. You can also freeze a cake in one of the snap-tight storage containers we have discussed. 

The freezer is perfect for storing a cake after you've baked it and want to save it for a few days before icing and decorating it. Simply cool the individual layers before double wrapping them in plastic and storing them in the freezer for up to two months (although angel-food or chiffon cakes do not freeze well, so keep that in mind).

Remove the layers from the freezer and let them defrost on the counter for 20 to 30 minutes, still wrapped in plastic wrap, before frosting and decorating. In fact, freezing these layers makes icing and decorating them much easier, even overnight. They're easy to trim and don't strew crumbs into the frosting as much.