Cakes have a very concise life, so if you are a cake lover, you should know how to store cake or how to keep them fresh, so if you bake cake next time, you preserve the cake as long as you want.
Cakes are just not the dessert; they are the way of showing love to your special one because, as you know, we all love cakes. We put our love and hard work into baking the cakes. We decorate the cakes with nuts cream and with love. So if you want to make your special one happy then bake a cake for them it is the best way to express your love and affection.
We always bake cakes for parties gathering small function some times the cakes may be finished in the parties, but most of the times the cake are leftover. Often you’ve got a mood of baking cakes, or sometimes you bake cakes in advance for the upcoming functions or the guests. in all of this you only have one problem how to store cakes so now, I am going to tell you all the possible ways of storing cakes.
Do We Need a Refrigerator to store cake:-
you always think to store cakes, we need a refrigerator, but that is not true; yes, you heard it right, you don’t need the fridge to store cakes.
Don’t refrigerate your cake. If you don’t want them to harden, .when you put your cake in the refrigerator, then water in the batter get recrystallized, forcing it out and to the surface of the cake, where it evaporates faster than room temperature.
But sometimes and for some particular type cakes with toppings on them, need a refrigerator to keep them fresh and last long.
Maybe you don’t know, but unfrosted sponge cakes got their airy and light texture by combining egg white, flour, sugar. They don’t need a fridge to store; they can be stored in your kitchen for at least four days if you put them in an airtight container. You can store them in a large cardboard box or invert the large bowl to cover the cake in a large bowl.
How to Store Cake using Paper Bags:-
The first thing that comes to mind is paper bags. They’re cheap, disposable, and convenient, a good option for small groups of people.
However, they have drawbacks: the standard size (13 x 14) cannot accommodate tall cakes because it creates too much of a gap between the top and bottom.
A good alternative would be freezer bags. They’re usually 12 x 15 or 14 x 16 in size, and the holes in the top of the bag are large enough to allow for air circulation around the cake without allowing for the escape of gases.
The best thing about these is that they are absorptive, so they will take up less space than paper containers and trap more of the gases within them (thus keeping them fresher longer). They can be re-used up to a thousand times.
How to Store a Frosted Cake:-
The frosted cake is of different types of topping, and some come up with the non -perishable toppings like dried fruits, nuts, or fondant.
You can leave them at room temperature for at least four days by covering them up with an inverted large deep bowl, and you don’t need the plastic wrap to protect them.
But if the toppings are perishable like whipped cream, berries and cream cheese, this need to be covered and cooler place like a refrigerator to store they cannot be stored at the regular kitchen temperature.
How to Store a Cut Cake :-
you never always had a whole cake to store some times you have the cut pieces of cakes that you need to store if it stores uncovered, then your cake maybe wastes because cut pieces are quickly dried up, so the best way of storing the cakes is to wrap them with the plastic then covered them up with glass bowl.
This process of storing is also done in the bakeries. For better storage, you can wrap them individually. Storing cake layers, I always bake cake layers then store them properly, and when I need cakes to eat, I assemble layers and decorate them properly with cream and my favorite toppings.
Cake layers are easy to bake and store, so if you prepare them in advance, whenever you need a cake at a party gathering.
Or, you don’t need to think about it; you have to assemble your baked layer and decorate it with toppings and whipped cream.
I always advise freezing these layers because, in the kitchen, you can’t correctly store them, and you love them if it’s cold, so use a refrigerator to store them; before refrigerating them, please wrap them with plastic.
How to Freeze Cakes:-
Freezing is the best option you can have to store cake. You can freeze the cake by wrapping the cake with plastic or aluminum foil tightly. And to keep them longer, you can store them in an airtight container. You can also store frosted and unfrosted cake. When you are ready to serve, thaw the cake on the counter, and then you are good to go.
If you want to decorate the cake after a few days of baking, then you need to store the cake layers. So for this, you can freeze them, and when you are ready to decorate them, just take the cake out of the freezer, thaw them on the counter, and decorate them.
best tips to increase the concise life of cake:-
The cakes have a concise shelf life, so to make it last longer, try these options
- Bo not place them in a hot, humid environment; they can cause a rapid growth to yeast infection that leads to sour cakes.
- Wrap them in a plastic layer that increases life to 2-4 days.
- Try to put them in a cold place so that it can sustain.
- Alcohol: Before baking, add booze to your cake and be sure of its longevity.
- You can use the refrigerator to make the cake last longer.
Frequently asked question
Can we leave cake overnight?
Yes, you can leave the cake overnight to cool after baking because, for adding decoration and frosting, the cake needs to be completely cool. so leaving the cake overnight is a good option.
how to wrap warm cake?
After baking, when the cake is still warm, wrap them in plastic, and then wrap them using aluminum foil, and put them in the freezer. The water formed by the warm cake keep it moist but not too moist. Allow the cake to thaw overnight before the day of icing.