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Top Cake Storage Tips From The Experts At Spotlight
In our range of cake plates, stands and storage, you will find plenty of items to keep your cake stored and tasting like fresh. Of course, our accessories and storage solutions are just one part of it. Today, we share some additional tips on how to store your cakes and keep them as fresh as possible.
When Should I Serve Cake After It Has Been Baked?
Cake should be served as soon as it has cooled down. Ideally, you want to serve your cake within 24 hours. If this is not possible, then you can use one of the many cake storage tips below.
Remember that certain cakes contain ingredients that perish sooner than others, this includes common ingredients such as cream cheese, custard, mascarpone and similar ingredients. The more of these ingredients you use, the sooner the cake must be consumed.
What Is The Best Way To Prevent Moisture Loss In Sponge Cakes?
Sponge cakes are prone to losing moisture when they are being stored for some time. Fortunately, there is an easy trick to prevent sponge cakes from losing moisture, and it contributes to the flavour of your cake too.
To prevent moisture loss in sponge cakes, simply add a layer of frosting to your cake. The more you can cover the better, as moisture can escape through the uncovered bits.
How Should I Store My Cake If I Cannot Serve It Immediately?
If you cannot serve your cake immediately, it is a good idea to wrap your cake. Clingfilm is usually the recommended choice. In addition to frosting, clingfilm is another great way to prevent moisture from being lost. Frosting can get affected when you leave it in the fridge for too long, so clingfilm is the next best thing. When wrapping cake in clingfilm, always make sure your cake is completely wrapped.
What Is The Best Way To Keep Cake Refrigerated?
Keeping your cake refrigerated is a great way to keep it fresh if you want to serve it later. Of course, cakes can only be refrigerated for a limited period of time. The time of refrigeration is also subject to the ingredients. Most cakes with buttercream will last up to four days. However, if you use ingredients such as fresh fruit, your cake will only last for two days. There are some tricks to storing a cake with fruit a little longer as well. If you need to exceed the 2-day period, you can try encasing the fruit into some marzipan.
Can I Freeze Cake?
It is possible to freeze cake, although this is not done that often. That being said, you can freeze cake up to four months, so it is a great solution if you find yourself with large quantities of cake and not enough time to eat it.
To keep the frozen cake as fresh as possible, always wrap each of the cake slices in some cling film individually. Then, place the slices in an airtight container before you place them in the freezer, this will prevent them from getting knocked about.
If you have some frosted cake, you can also wrap it in clingfilm. However, you do not need to wrap them individually and you can freeze the entire cake as a whole. It is recommended that you place the cake in a resealable bag, so it does not become affected by other scents and flavours inside the freezer.
Please note that not all cakes can be frozen. Some ingredients can spoil despite freezing, this includes most cakes with icing containing cream.
When you start to defrost cake, make sure it is completely defrosted before you serve it. To ensure it tastes fresh, remove the frosting from your freeze and add a little bit of milk. Then, you can stir the frosting once it is defrosted and add it to the cake.
What Temperature Is Ideal For Cake Storage?
When storing cake, it is best to keep them refrigerated or simply on room temperature. However, it is important not to store your cake in temperatures that are too hot. So, store your cake away from direct sunlight.