Refrigerate It Or Box It? I Can't Do Both...

Decorating By Madiken Updated 15 Jan 2010 , 1:40am by Madiken

Madiken Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 10:33pm
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I just finished a two tier cake that is being picked up tomorrow. The lady picking it up is taking it an hour away so I would ideally like to refrigerate it to make it as stable as possible for transport. However, I can't fit the cake in the fridge while boxed. Can I refrigerate an uncovered buttercream cake or will the icing go hard? Should I box it and leave it unrefrigerated or should I refrigerate it and box it when she gets here?

Thanks for your help!

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Madiken Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 10:34pm
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I forgot to mention that I use Indydebi's buttercream icing recipe. Thanks!

foxymomma521 Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 10:49pm
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Put it in the fridge overnight and stick it in the box before she picks it up...

Madiken Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 10:54pm
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Thanks Foxymomma! That's what I thought but will the buttercream be okay?

DianeLM Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 11:23pm
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Unless you have stinky food in your frig, the buttercream will be fine uncovered.

If you really need to put your mind at ease, remove the least perishable foods from your frig to a cooler with ice so you can make room for the boxed cake.

atasteofheaven Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 12:36am
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can someone please explain why i don't wanna refridgerate cakes with fondont. how would i store them for a next day pick up.

Madiken Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 12:54am
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Thanks Diane. Will the buttercream soften up okay afterwards?

DianeLM Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 1:25am
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Yes, the buttercream will soften up just fine. icon_smile.gif

In fact, sealing a cake (like in Tupperware, plastic wrap, etc.) can cause more problems than leaving the cake uncovered. The temperature fluctuations from frig to room temp to car, etc. can cause blowouts in the icing or condensation drips.

Madiken Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 1:40am
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Thanks again Diane! I appreciate your help. Have a great weekend!!!

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