Do I Wrap A Cake While Still Warm Or Wait Until It Cools?

Decorating By Momof-4 Updated 1 Aug 2008 , 10:11pm by tammy712

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Momof-4 Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 4:44pm
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I can't frost until later tonight and I don't want to draw the moisture out but I'm not sure when to wrap.

Thanks so much,
Jamie

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kidscakelady Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 4:53pm
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If it already baked, I would let it cool and then wrap it. If you are going to ice it later tonight, you could also just cover it lightly with a clean tea cloth. It will stay plenty moist.
HTH

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tammy712 Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 4:53pm
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I always wrap the cake while it is still warm. Usually right after I take it out of the pan.

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summernoelle Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 4:59pm
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Let it cool! You don't want condensation to form on the inside and make it sticky or soggy.

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terrylee Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 5:00pm
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If it is just a few hours or over night I just lightly cover the a clean large kitchen towel.

I don't wrap a warm cake, only cooled.

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Momof-4 Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 5:05pm
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Thanks Ladies!

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I saw that happen last time I did it.I wrapped them warm and a little later there was condensation all over the wrap.I didn't eat it but I wondered if it had affected the cake or not.

Jamie

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Momof-4 Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 5:05pm
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Thanks Ladies!

You're the best! icon_biggrin.gif

I saw that happen last time I did it.I wrapped them warm and a little later there was condensation all over the wrap.I didn't eat it but I wondered if it had affected the cake or not.

Jamie

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Edibleart Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 5:12pm
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I have also heard that it is unsafe because it introduces too much water into the cake and bacteria feeds on the water or something like that so my policy is better safe than sorry! I let it cool then wrap.

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tammy712 Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 10:11pm
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Momof-4 I guess I learned something new today too. Thanks for the post.

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