How Do I Keep Cupcakes Fresh!

Baking By phoufer Updated 6 Aug 2009 , 1:15am by phoufer

phoufer Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 9:18pm
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I don't usually make cupcakes but accepted an order that combines them with a cake. I would like to make them tomorrow and ice them with whipped icing but I am not sure how to store them to keep them fresh until Saturday. Can anyone give me pointers? TIA

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sugarandslice Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 9:29pm
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I always brush the tops of mine with a syrup made from one part apricot jam (preserve) and two parts boiling water. Just mix them together and sift out any lumps.
I wait until the cakes are mostly cool then prick the tops 3 or 4 times with a skewer, then brush them with the syrup. After that I wait until they're fully cooled before icing them. It seems to keep them moist.

tbittner Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 9:42pm
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I use a simple syrup (equal parts boiling water and sugar) on top and keep them in an airtight container before frosting as well as after frosting.

phoufer Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 12:20am
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thank you, will that method still work...I am putting a filling in them.

tbittner Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 12:25am
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Oh yes, I did 600 of them for a wedding last year and they were all still moist after the wedding day. I baked on Wed. put on syrup, filled and frosted on Thursday and delivered Friday.
I stored them in lined big Rubbermaid under bed containers well sealed and labeled with all different flavors. Easy to transport that way.

phoufer Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 1:15am
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thank you so much!

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