When You Refrigerate Your Cake Do You?

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Iloveweddings Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 11:29am
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When you refrigerate your cakes, covered with buttercream, do you do anything to keep them "fresh"? Thanks in advance.

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ladeebug Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 11:58am
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I never fridge the cake unless it has a filling that will spoil.

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ANicole Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 12:10pm
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I just put them in a cake box.

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marybible Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 12:28pm
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ditto on the cake box. Thats all I use too.

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indydebi Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 12:46pm
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Never refrigerate because the two times I've refrigerated (due to cream cheese filling), I've had problems with the icing "melting" when removed from the cold environment and with my roses falling off.

So in my ever so never humble opinion, refrigerating a cake is bad ... very bad! icon_biggrin.gif

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loriemoms Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 1:09pm
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I only refrigerate buttercream cakes that have no gum paste decorations on them (they get soft in the fridge), I do like to have my tiered buttercream cakes cold, I think they transport better. (I avoid any perishable fillings, as a wedding cake just sits out too long and that is about all I do these days is wedding cakes) But I agree, do watch out for your decorations as your buttercream will get very soft and sweat a little after you take it out of the fridge.

I dont cover them or anything. Although my fridge is dedicated just to cakes. Otherwise, a box would do fine.

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debster Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 1:16pm
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Ok all...................I have 3 quarter sheets to do tomorrow for a Sat Baptism. I'm having carpal tunnel surgery Tues so no cakes for me for six weeks icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif Anyway, I was going to freeze them and give them to her Sat, not a good idea? It will be all BC with roses and fillings. Should I get someone else to do them? Thanks for asking this question. Didn't mean to take over the thread but I'm curious as what to do, never froze a totally decorated cake before.

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Iloveweddings Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 2:27pm
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Thanks for all the responses. I have been putting them nside clean plastic bags. My problem is creases in my buttercream. It sure kept my cakes nice and fresh. However, what I will do now is put in boxes first and then the plastic.

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debster Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 5:46pm
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Can we do the same with buttercream cakes? Put them in boxes then inside of a bag, would you thaw in the refridgerator? Thanks for any advice.

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pottedmeatchunks Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 10:28pm
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Well I keep my apartment at 78-80F in the summer so leaving a buttercream cake outside the fridge is not an option. I always refridgerate mine, not in a box just loosely wrapped in plastic wrap. My fridge has no room for boxes. The outer shell of icing (about 1/16 inch) gets pretty hard but under that the cake is perfectly fine. Ive left a partially prepared wedding cake in the fridge like that for 5 days without a problem, the bride said it tasted fabulous and recommended me to her friend whose wedding cake I'm making next month.

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