Are you looking for the best way for storing a cake?
When a cake is stored properly, it can keep for longer. However, how they will be stored depends on a number of factors.
Therefore, below we share the following video where you can learn some tips and basic aspects that you should consider to keep your cakes as fresh from the oven:
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10 Recommendations For Storing a Cake Correctly.
Serve your cakes up to 24 hours after baking to perfection to ensure the flavor is of the highest quality. On the other hand, if they have ingredients like fresh fruit, cream cheese, or custard, serve it as soon as possible.
2. Cover Your Loaves
Cover your loaves completely to prevent moisture loss. If you haven’t covered your loaves when exposed, they are more likely to dry out when stored.
3. Wrap Your Cakes
At all times wrap your cakes, cupcakes or slices with plastic wrap, to make a protective barrier and stop them from drying out. Make sure all cut sides are fully covered.
4. For Slices or Cut Cakes
In these cases, the exposed part should be covered with more frosting or food plastic. Make sure to take care that the plastic is glued to that part, so that the moisture does not escape from the bread.
5. Refrigerate Them
Buttercream or ganache cakes can last three to four days. If the cake has custard, cream, cream cheese, or fresh fruit, you shouldn’t refrigerate it for more than two days. Fruitcakes covered in marzipan or frosting last longer.
Take into account that, if it is glazed, it or the icing act the same as plastic: that is, they prevent the cake from drying out. Protect it from dust with an overturned bowl or cake topper and store at room temperature.
On the other hand, avoid refrigerating fondant cakes or food coloring, as the colors can wash out.
6. Freeze a cake
Frozen cakes keep up to 4 months in good condition. It is best to wrap the loaves separately in an airtight container before freezing.
For cakes that are already covered, wrap them in plastic wrap, either whole or by the slice, and place in a resealable airtight bag. This will prevent them from absorbing the other flavors from the refrigerator.
However, it is not recommended to freeze cakes with meringue or cream toppings as they can spoil.
7. Defrost The Cake
When removing loaves from the freezer, allow them to defrost completely before serving.
Take out your topping and add a little milk and mix for a few minutes, until the topping is fluffy and easy to spread.
Keep your cakes cold or at room temperature. The heat will cause the topping to melt and the bread to dry out.
In summertime, if your bakery is very hot, it is healthier to refrigerate them and then allow them at room temperature for some time before serving.
9. Excess Humidity
Moisture, either from the environment or from the cooling process of the cakes, can cause the bottom of the cake to be very moist. To fix this, completely cool the cakes on a metal rack before covering and storing them, to allow the moisture to evaporate sooner.
10. Test and Compare
If you’re baking ahead of time for a big occasion, we recommend tasting your cakes before the event. Taste one half of a cake when it’s fresh to see what it tastes like, and then freeze or refrigerate the second half to see how it keeps and if it tastes the same quality.
To store a cake successfully, it must be a cake made to a high standard. Remember that any recipe and chef must be backed by the best team. In the case of pastry shops, it is essential, in addition to the oven, sheeters, mixers and formers.
I hope that answers your question about storing a cake.
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