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How To Keep Cakes Fresh As We Store Them?

How To Keep Cakes Fresh As We Store Them?
Written by Purva Jagtap

Often it gets very hard to relish a pound of flavorful cake all by ourselves. But at the same time, we don’t feel like wasting that cake which we eyed on to satiate our cake cravings or when it just made us salivate with its appeal. Something like this is sure to make it hard for one to say “that’s all for now” even when one’s appetite gives up on them. No matter whether you bake a cake or you ordered it online from a bakery that extended its cake delivery in Ghaziabad services, at the end of the day, cakes are cakes. They are absolutely irresistible! But we are pretty sure when your appetite gives up on you, you better figure out a way to keep this cake stored fresh and as flavourful as this day itself. If you are wondering how to do that, then here’s a list of a few guidelines to keep the freshness and the quality of the cake intact as you store them. Read on to find out more.

  1. The cake needs to be stored when completely cooled. It is so because dairy products used in frostings and fillings of the cakes should be refrigerated well before storing them. 
  2. Another thing to keep in mind while storing cakes would be to store them under a cake cover or in a large bowl. What happens when a fluffy cooked frosting lays on top of a cake, it needs to be handled with a knife – inserting it under the edge of the cake cover so it doesn’t seem to be airtight. The frosting can seem to be absorbed by the cake when stored in an airtight container. If you don’t have an airtight container to store the cake, then wrap the cake pieces lightly with foil, plastic wrap or wax paper. 
  3. If you are looking for a way to store an unfrosted butter cake, wrap it completely in heavy-duty foil and freeze them. You can choose to freeze the foam cakes in the pan to prevent it from crushing. Make sure to cover tightly and then freeze. You can choose to store unfrosted cakes in your refrigerator for about 6 months or so.
  4. It goes even without saying that one must freeze frosted cakes in a tightly covered container. Or else you can place the cake in the freezer until the frosting is totally frozen and then probably tightly wrap it in a plastic foil or wrap. Then easily you can choose to freeze it up to three months. Also to store layer cakes, place them well in a box or cake container to prevent from crushing and then make sure to wrap the box with foil or plastic wrap before freezing. 
  5. Always thaw cakes at room temperature. There’s a need to thaw unfrosted cakes, possibly covered or frosted loosely for two or three hours at room temperature. 

The best way to store cakes and keep them fresh would be….

For a longer storage period, freezing the cake seems like the right thing to do

For all those cakes which need to be stored for more than a week or so, they need to be kept in the freezer instead. One needs to use a double layer of plastic wrap to properly store the cake, keeping its freshness intact. To save your cake from the potential freezer burn, top the plastic wrap covering with a silver foil wrapping. Your cake can stay inside your freezer this way for up to 4 months. But we would not suggest you exceed this period. 

When you think of getting the cake out of the freezer, make sure to thaw it a night before by either keeping it in a fridge or at room temperature. By doing so your cake would regain its moisture evenly which will make the spongy back again. However while dealing with some cakes layered with cream cheese or whipped cream, things would be a bit different. Make sure you don’t end up storing cake with whipped cream or cream cheese on it, as the texture might get worse with time and temperature which will eventually affect its taste.  

For a short storage period, here’s what you need to do…

If you aren’t willing to relish the entire cake at the very same moment, you can cover your cake in a cake keeper or upturned bowl before putting it into the refrigerator. This is done so that the cake doesn’t lose out on its moisture or doesn’t absorb the odour of some other dish getting refrigerated in the fridge.

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