SoFloGuy Posted 3 Jun 2012 , 11:10pm
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Looking for tips and hints. icon_smile.gif

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MimiFix Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 12:38am
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SoFloGuy, is that a trick question? I never store cupcakes in the fridge. Batter goes into the fridge, baked cupcakes stay on the counter for one day or in the freezer for longer storage. (Although I try to eat them all so there's no storage issue.)

SoFloGuy Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 12:56am
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I put mine in the fridge. What am I gonna do eat 24 full size cupcakes all at once. I can only eat 20 in one sitting and put the rest in the fridge and they are fine. icon_biggrin.gif

tigachu Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 1:21am
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I don't store my cupcakes in the fridge either. I store them on the counter in the tupperware container or freeze for longer storage.

KoryAK Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 1:22am
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Lol. Well if you must put them in the fridge because of a perishable filling or something, make sure they are wrapped well - but realize that this may make the liners pull away or decorations melt and the moisture is too trapped. I'm with Mimi, room temp for a day, freezer for longer.

denetteb Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 1:24am
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Ditto, freezer or counter for me.

SoFloGuy Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 1:25am
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I love my fridge, I put everything in there, cupcakes, cakes, cookies, wallets. etc. party.gif

PinkLotus Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 2:12am
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Any time I've put cupcakes in the fridge, they've gotten dry, so I won't do it now. Count me among the counter or freezer crowd! icon_smile.gif

SoFloGuy Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 2:19am
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My fridge cupcakes are nice and moist :drool:

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PinkLotus Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 3:05am
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Originally Posted by SoFloGuy

My fridge cupcakes are nice and moist :drool:

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Why do you need tips and hints then? I don't mean that in a b*tchy way, just genuinely curious.

SoFloGuy Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 3:26am
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Originally Posted by SoFloGuy

My fridge cupcakes are nice and moist :drool:

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Why do you need tips and hints then? I don't mean that in a b*tchy way, just genuinely curious.




I just have them on a plate with a plastic bag around them, I wonder is anyone has better storage ideas in the fridge for them. I didn't know that people didn't keep cakes and cupcakes in the fridge. icon_redface.gif

denetteb Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 3:31am

When I put mine in the freezer I usually use a rubbermaid-type container so they don't get squished. That would work in the frig too and no worry about the plastic wrap getting on the icing.

Osgirl Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 4:03am

I don't put them in the frig either.

There is a local bakery (they've even competed and won Cupcake Wars twice), and they put their cupcakes in the frig. They are so dry. Yuck!

scp1127 Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 7:36am

Mimi, I have seen your bio picture. Is it airbrushed? You couldn't eat a bunch of cupcakes if you tried.

For those who don't know Mimi, she is a published author and she is very fit.

I too do not put them in the refrigerator. I bake for customers so that there is no refrigeration or freezer and I just add the buttercream jusst before pickup or delivery.

If I have extras, my family knows to eat them in two days and then they get thrown away. And I always have plenty of people happy to take my over-runs.

leah_s Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 8:03am

I never put cupcakes (or cake either) in the fridge. Refrigeration drys out cake. It's a terrible way to treat nice baked goods.

SoFloGuy Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 8:21am
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Originally Posted by leah_s

I never put cupcakes (or cake either) in the fridge. Refrigeration drys out cake. It's a terrible way to treat nice baked goods.




I never notice any dryness from my refrigerated cakes or cupcakes, but I will start leaving them out. Is it okay to leave them out in hot, humid environments? Do you leave cream cheese frosted ones out too? Would you leave items like key lime pie out too?

I hear a lot of people talking about freezing their baked goods and that sounds stranger to me than keeping them in the fridge, but I'm willing to learn new things and try new ways.

PinkLotus Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 1:33pm

If you properly cover/wrap cake, freezing it will not hurt it in the least. Actually, I've found sometimes it's helped improve the texture! I don't freeze very often, but any time I have, it's thawed out beautifully.
I'd rather do that than put them in the fridge, to be honest.

kimmcannally Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 3:35pm

I put mine in a snapware cupcake container then put them in the fridge. Just had one yesterday that had been in the fridge since Friday (ate it Sunday afternoon) and it was absolutely scrumptious!

pounds6 Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 4:09pm

Ok, so I am now at a point where I have this same issue. I just opened a bakery and I have a small selection of cupcakes in a display. So at night I cant afford to just  throw away every thing that didn't sell that day so I have been putting them in a huge container and putting that in the refrigerator so that direct air is not on them, but now I am rethinking this. Perhaps I should just put the container on the counter in the bakery kitchen overnight.  Feedback please, I need help from someone with experience. 

ibeeflower Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 11:59pm
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Originally Posted by pounds6 

Ok, so I am now at a point where I have this same issue. I just opened a bakery and I have a small selection of cupcakes in a display. So at night I cant afford to just  throw away every thing that didn't sell that day so I have been putting them in a huge container and putting that in the refrigerator so that direct air is not on them, but now I am rethinking this. Perhaps I should just put the container on the counter in the bakery kitchen overnight.  Feedback please, I need help from someone with experience. 

Pounds,

many members have said they don't refrigerate them. But you should also think about the frostings, and fillings you use. 

denetteb Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 12:56am

Are you happy with the  quality of cupcakes the next day?  If you are then just do what you are doing.

KoryAK Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 2:44am

You can also freeze them.  There is a difference between freezer "use" and freezer "abuse" :)

pounds6 Posted 7 Feb 2013 , 2:25am

I have tried putting them in a container and putting that container on the cooling rack at night rather than in the refrigerator.  They seem to be fine, I put ones with filling in the refrigerator anyway. Thanks for your help.

 

Cake on my sisters!  LOL

MariahS Posted 7 Feb 2013 , 5:51pm

I have purposefully put some in the refrigerator for both one and two days to test the quality, and for one day I find the quality is not noticeably different for most of my cupcakes(I make everything from scratch, if that matters). Things like my lemon meringue...the frosting doesn't hold up well in the fridge.

 

For most things though - the 2 days still tasted "fine" but not as fresh as I would like, and I don't think I would sell them at that point. But the next day - probably. I would just make sure to do a quality taste-test. Or sell them at a discount as day-old? 

 

If I know ahead of time I'm not going to be using the cupcakes I bake in the next day though, I will freeze them - well-packaged, unfrosted, and unfilled. I have frozen them for up to a week and haven't had any adverse effects and in fact along the lines of what another poster said, I sometimes find the moistness and texture to be better with the cupcakes that have been frozen for a few days.  Just my 2 cents!

mellbel25 Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 6:08pm

AIf you say you like how your cupcakes taste when in the fridge. Then why ask for tips and hints then? You're asking people for opinions and not taking them

TheItalianBaker Posted 14 Jul 2013 , 4:50pm

I don't bake a lot of cupcakes but last time I did, I put them in a tupperware box and left them on the counter (with no frosting) on top. The next day they were sticky on top, like there was humidity! they were perfectly cold when i storage them, I made them in the morning and storaged around 9pm

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