AI have a wasc cake that I made 11 days ago. It is covered with ganache and ganache butter cream filling. It has been out most of the time, but was in the frig for about 3 days. It has been covered in the ganache for the whole time.
Is this cake still edible?
I say no…11 days is a long time.
AI would never serve something that has been out that long, even if it was considered safe to eat.
I would never serve something I wouldn't eat myself.
Say you had made the cake for an order that cancelled and wanted to reuse it for another order no way!
If its something you want to eat yourself I doubt it will kill you-worse case it will taste stale. The fact that your questioning it should give you your answer ;)
Edible? Yes, but a lot of things are like pencils and sand and most people would not eat those.
I would not eat/serve a cake that was 11 days old. It's not worth it to possibly make someone sick but I have to say, a cake would never make it that long in this house.
i mean i have a never ending sweet tooth--i would certainly toss this cake out --but on the way to the trash can my curiosity would get the best of me and i would check it inside to see how it was--just poke my finger in, dig around a bit--like a doctor diagnosing a senior citizen--and if it smelled ok in the middle and nothing bit me back i'd have a few munches --
but you will know beyond any shadow of a doubt if a cake goes beyond stale--makes your nose scream-
AIt's not a cake for sale. I wanted to make a santa because I thought it would be fun. I ended up not having the time I wanted to finish it that is why it is 11 days old. I was going to give it to friends. I would love to dig in, but way to much for me to eat. Plus I also really don't need to eat all that chocolate and cake.
Anyone else have a cake that old?
I wouldn't give it to friends either, unless they're not really friends.
I say you can try it but that's about it.
AIf you need to work ahead you can bake the cakes, cover and seal tightly and store in the freezer. I know that doesn't help you now.
It's a lovely idea, but if you want to do something nice I'd consider baking a fresh cake.
just depends on if you want to keep them as friends--no this is not 'good eats' as james like to quote--should be discarded--if it was held in the freezer--sure--
having been in the fridge for 3 days means it staled faster than at room temp--
technically it is edible in the sense that if you were stranded on a dessert island and all you had was 11 day old cake that would be great but no i would never advise this to be given to friends or anyone--would i eat some on my way to the trash can--yes out of curiosity--
bake another one
Typically, I keep cakes in the refrigerator, myself, and even so, if there's anything left after about a week, I throw it out.
Peg Bracken wrote, "When in doubt, throw it out."
A simple - NO!
NO!!!! Even friends might want you to pay their emergency room bills when they end up with food poisoning. ;)
ARefrigerators make you feel good twice: Once, when you put something in, they make you feel really intelligent: "I'm saving food." Then, two weeks later, when green hair is growning out of it, and you throw it away, you feel really intelligent: "I'm saving my life."
(Paraphrased from George Carlin.)
Here is my horror story about letting a cake sit out: I was making a very large temple cake for my daughter's wedding. The cake board it was on wasn't going to fit in my freezer so, before I put it on that board, I called my daughter across town and asked her to measure her freezer. She said it would fit. I expected it to take a week for me to make this cake but it only took a couple of days. I hauled it across town to her house, only to find out it didn't fit in her freezer. So I took it home and set it on top of my pellet stove (not lit) for several days, figuring it would be fine. This was in May in Mt and it snowed on her wedding day, so it was fairly cool.
At the wedding reception, a friend of mine was serving the cake. She and I stopped to take a break and have a piece of cake. She cut us each a piece of cake and she scraped the moist bottom of the cake that stuck to the bottom off and put it on her plate, saying that was her favorite part. The reception was a dance so it was rather dark in the room and we took our cake into the darker kitchen and started to eat it. She took one bite and said, "Something is wrong with this cake." We turned the light on and found moldy cake on her plate. Mine was fine and everyone else's was too because the cake had broken off at the moist point as she was serving it. I was horrified and just prayed that we didn't make anyone sick and was thankful that it was my own daughter's cake and not one I sold to someone.