Can I store a buttercream/fondant-covered cake in a fridge IN a cardboard cake box?

Decorating By NYAcupcake Updated 15 Mar 2014 , 5:45am by unicreations

NYAcupcake Posted 14 Oct 2013 , 12:55am
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I have a cake due that is buttercream with lots of fondant decorations. My client wants to store it in her fridge overnight (she cannot get it on the day that she needs it). We live in FLORIDA.


A) Can she store it in the fridge IN the cardboard cake box? B) Any tips when removing it from fridge? I know she the fondant should be untouched while it gets back to room temp.


Any advice would be so great :)

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maybenot Posted 14 Oct 2013 , 1:24am
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ABox cake. Wrap box in several layers of Saran wrap. Several hours before serving, place wrapped box on counter to come to room temp. Remove cake from box right before event begins. It'll be fine--little or no condensation.

BeesKnees578 Posted 14 Oct 2013 , 1:26am
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What kind of fondant decos?


If it's stuff that sticks off the cake, I would package that separately and instruct her how to put it on.  Not your fault she can't pick it up that day...but you can help it not become a disaster.


I usually put mine in the fridge uncovered, but I have a cake-only fridge to use.  I put them in tall, un-lidded boxes when the customer picks them up.  I would think if it's covered that the moisture won't have anywhere to evaporate to and would keep it sticky longer, possibly leading to disaster.  But I have heard of people leaving it closed up to keep the moisture from collecting while it's coming to room temp.


Does the cake HAVE to be refrigerated for food safety?

maybenot Posted 14 Oct 2013 , 4:17am
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AThe moisture goes to the box, and not the cake, when the cold cake remains in the wrapped box until it warms up.

maybenot Posted 15 Oct 2013 , 5:13am
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AYes, keep the box wrapped until the cake is at room temp--an hour, or so, should be fine.

NYAcupcake Posted 15 Oct 2013 , 5:29am
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Thanks much!!!

unicreations Posted 15 Mar 2014 , 5:45am
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AWhen you say refrigerate are you talking about frezzer or bottom of refrierator

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