Hi I need to know how to make my cakes and still keep them fresh for a few days before I decorate them. Any ideas or suggestions would help
thank you so much for your time = )
it will last longer on the counter than it will in the fridge! refridgeration speeds up the process of the cake going stale. (in theory, if its properly sealed it should be fine - but why bother unless you have a perishable filling?) honeslty, a few days on the counter is fine.
ditto. refrigerating a cake is not good for it
When my cakes are still a bit warm I wrap them in saran wrap or press and seal what ever i have and put them in the freezer for a few days. When I pull them out and thaw them and decorate them, they still taste as good as if they were made that day.
As just an occasional Baker, who only makes cakes for friends, and co-workers mostly. I make cakes in steps nights after I get out of work. I don't have the time to do the whole process in one day sometimes even two days.
Sometimes when I have spare time I bake a cake and put it in the freezer, that way when a friend calls last minute I have something.
If you make a fruit cake then you can store it for few weeks. It tastes better as it ages.
You need to sprinke rum over it regularly. I read a very good recipe on the following link in which it is described beautifully how to store the cake for a long time.
I hope this helps
I don't refrigerate, but I agree with the freezer.
That bad thing is I never have room in my freezer. I guess the counter will have to do.
The freezer space thing made me laugh. When I know I have a cake coming up, I like to go through my freezer and make sure to eat what's in there so I have room to put the cake!
It worked great I made my cake a day ahead and put it in the freezer overnight. I pulled it out and thawed it a couple hours and it was just as fresh when i baked it. Thank you so much for sharing your advice you have given me the freedom to start early and not try to make everything in 2 days