Help! Fridge Is Sweating On My Cake!

Decorating By trishalynn0708 Updated 5 Jul 2012 , 6:34pm by BlakesCakes

trishalynn0708 Posted 5 Jul 2012 , 2:49pm
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What can I do to prevent my fridge from sweating on my cake???? It's WAYYY too hot to leave my cake out.. Supposed to reach over 100 today so it has to be in the fridge.. Is there anything I can do or try that anyone else has????

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BlakesCakes Posted 5 Jul 2012 , 6:07pm
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Your fridge is not "sweating" on your cake.

Your cake is at room temp when you put it in the fridge, so it's warmer than the inside of the fridge. When the cold air hits it, the water in the air (humidity) condenses and forms water drops. The same thing happens when the cold cake is returned to the warmer room.

It's a normal physical reaction that you see every time you sit a cold glass of liquid on the counter and it "sweats".

Generally, if the cake doesn't contain a perishable filling (something with dairy or fresh fruits in it), it can sit out at room temp--if that room temp isn't over 80-85F.

To refrigerate, place the cake in a box and cover the box with a plastic bag. When you need it, sit it, STILL BOXED & COVERED, on the counter for at least an hour. When you remove the box & bag, there should be little to no sweating.


trishalynn0708 Posted 5 Jul 2012 , 6:18pm
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I will try the box idea...

But actually, my fridge IS sweating.. I have been wiping water off the roof of the fridge all day...

kakeladi Posted 5 Jul 2012 , 6:26pm
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......actually, my fridge IS sweating.. I have been wiping water off the roof of the fridge all day......

Then something is wrong w/your frig!
Still, if you do as Rae said, it will be o.k.

BlakesCakes Posted 5 Jul 2012 , 6:34pm
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Well, then that's a problem with the fridge, too.

It's an exaggeration of the whole principle, likely due to warm moist air making it's way into the refrigerator.

Your door seal may not be good, allowing the warm air in.
You may be opening the door too often allowing warm air in.
If you put warm items in the fridge, it will do that.
If your freezer is above your refrigerator, it may not have a good insulation barrier and the overly cold freezer floor in contact with the slightly warmer air of the fridge will cause condensation on the fridge ceiling.
Your refrigerator coils may be dirty, causing the fridge not to cool properly.
Worst case scenario is that the fridge condenser is breaking down, and the cold items in the fridge are slowly warming up.

Hope the box and bag helps.


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