Refrigerating Cakes?

Decorating By cakechic87 Updated 11 Dec 2013 , 1:41pm by ddaigle

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cakechic87 Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 11:45am
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Do you refrigerate or freeze your cakes after you ice & decorate them? If so, why do you? Does it make the cake taste better? I've tasted cake that was frozen one time at a party & it tasted like the freezer. I have refrigerated buttercream cakes before with RI roses & when I took it out, the whole thing was sweating so bad water was running down the cake. The longer I left the cake out, the more it sweat. I've never even tried to refrigerate a fondant cake (too scared). Won't your fondant/gum paste decorations get soft & wet? Won't any paint/dyes drip & run down the cake? Won't it ruin the fondant? I know when I accidentally drop some water on a fondant cake, it leaves a tiny hole/indent in the fondant where the water was. I try to decorate my cakes 1-2 days before pick up. I leave them out & I keep the room very cold & I have not had any problems doing this.

Anyway, just trying to see what everyone else does?

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betija Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 12:18pm
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I never freeze my cakes when they are decorated !!!!!

Usually I put them in the refrigerator.

I have never had problems with cake sweating, so don't be scared to put cakes in the fridge... :)

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ddaigle Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 1:21pm
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I always refrigerate after decorating...fondant cakes also.  I do this mainly because for travel purposes.,,or maybe a perishable filling, but mainly the travel thing.  A room temperature cake is a dangerous cake to trannsport.    After delivery and a couple hours at room temp...the cake is moist.   I have to box my cakes that go in the commercial refrigerator as they do not have the humidity control that our household refirigerators do.    If I am using a standard household refrigerator (I have 3 for cakes)..I do not need to box.   They stay bone dry....may sweat a tad..but nothing at all to worry about.

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mfeagan Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 4:25pm
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Yep! I also refrigerate my cakes. Easier to transport. 


If the fondant sweats when you take it out of the fridge, do not touch it. The moisture will dissipate on its own. 

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leah_s Posted 11 Dec 2013 , 5:13am
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AI do not refrigerate cakes. Transporting a room temp cake was never a problem. Maybe it was SPS!

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howsweet Posted 11 Dec 2013 , 6:49am
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I never refrigerate a cake before transporting and I've never had a problem. And I don't use SPS. The posts about tiers sliding off are a mystery to me - can't figure out how it happens.

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mfeagan Posted 11 Dec 2013 , 11:46am
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AI've never had a tier slide off an unrefrigerated cake, but for me the reason is the cake is sturdier and doesn't move at all. It's a necessity where I live. It's nicknamed the Hill City. I'd rather have a sturdy cake than any wobbles at all. Just peace of mind.

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ddaigle Posted 11 Dec 2013 , 1:41pm
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Our roads are so time when I delivered a wedding of the beads on the beaded border actually vibrated out of the border and was about an inch from the edge!   I know the cold beads made it easier for it to bounce out of the line.   I just thought that was so funny.

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