Holding Cakes Pending Delivery

Business By No-goodLazyBum Updated 7 Jul 2009 , 7:55pm by leah_s

No-goodLazyBum Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 7:13pm
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Usually if I bake and ice a cake and/or cupcakes at night for delivery in the morning, I will refrigerate. Can that same cake be boxed and held at room temp without problems (such as spoilage) overnight instead? This question is for a standard scratch butter cake with shortening based icing without dairy.

My refrig only has so much room but I have lots of counter space. Just wanted to know if I could use it for cakes delivered in the morning to free space for cakes delivered much later.

9 replies
messy_chef Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 7:38pm
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Yes...they will be fine.

DebBTX Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 7:51pm
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I have kept cakes out overnight. I kept my indoor temperature around 68 - 70 degrees.

-Debbie B.

brincess_b Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 8:12pm
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as long as you dont need fllngs that need refridgerated, it will be fine.

DebBTX Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 9:02pm
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Originally Posted by brincess_b

as long as you dont need fllngs that need refridgerated, it will be fine.

I agree. It would depend on which filling you used.

-Debbie B.

cylstrial Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 9:12pm
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Yep! If your cake's filling doesn't need to be kept in the fridge, your cake will be find on the counter. I have NEVER put a cake in the fridge and they all have tasted wonderful!

jaybug Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 9:12pm
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Yes.. I leave mine out overnight also. thumbs_up.gif

No-goodLazyBum Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 1:24pm
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Cool!!! Thanks all!!

1234me Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 6:55pm
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I leav emine out too, as long as they are in the box sealed tightly!

leah_s Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 7:55pm
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Refrigerating cake tends to dry it out. It's a humidity thing. Unless your cake has a filling that as to be refrigerated, there is NO reason to refrigerate it.

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