What Exactly Happens When A Cake Goes Bad?

Decorating By nonilm Updated 2 Sep 2010 , 8:08pm by CWR41

nonilm Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 4:39pm
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Simple cake batter with no perishable filling. For example, chocolate cake with buttercream filling. How do you know if a cake is "bad"? Does it actually spoil or mold? Or does it just get dry and lose flavor?

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peg818 Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 6:14pm
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It usually dries out first, but yes depending on the environment it can mold.

CWR41 Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 8:08pm
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If it's completely covered in buttercream, the air can't get to it to dry it out. It maintains the moisture, thereby causing it to eventually mold, which usually takes two weeks.

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