I have a 2-tier cake that I baked today but I don't need to decorate until tomorrow. I've never pre-baked a cake before so I'm wondering what is the best way to store it overnight? Should I crumb-coat it and refrigerate? Wrap in saran and leave out? Refigerate sans any icing? I know there are some rules about chilling cakes, I just don't know them because I have never had to do it, and I haven't had luck finding any solid info. Thanks!
After baking, I usually go ahead and ice them even if I'm not decorating until the next day. This holds the moisture in the cake. Once it has time to crust, you can wrap them in saran. I don't know that refrigerating is necessary as long as no ingredient that needs to remain cold was used.
If you're going to use it tomorrow, I'd just saran it.
I see no need to refrigerate. Freezing a cake halts the "going stale" process. refrigerating it accelerates the process.
Just saran it and leave it on the counter.
Thank you both!