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How long can I store my cake in the fridge?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I'm making a butter cake with buttercream icing on Sunday night and it'll be eaten on Saturday, about 6 days later. The person will be taking it with them on a trip on Monday. Will it be alright if it stays in the fridge in it's cake box (we're going to seal it with tape) for 6 days until serving? I'm too scared to tell the person to freeze it because I'll be airbrushing pictures on it.

Any suggestions are appreciated!
post #2 of 10
As long as you bake it really fresh (as soon as possible before giving it) it should be fine! I mean it might dry out a little bit but I think the fondant will keep it pretty fresh. Then just make sure they serve it at room temp.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
What if it only has buttercream, no fondant? Do you think a butter cake with buttercream frosting will keep at room temp in a cake box for a week? Or better to keep in the fridge?

Thanks!
post #4 of 10
Oh okay....I'd keep it in the fridge, probably....
post #5 of 10
The cake will not taste as good and it may be "wet" tasting and the icing may break off with the moisture accumulating under it. It is a risk.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the feedback. I'm getting a little nervous about it now though. I've eaten birthday cake for up to a week that's kept in the fridge but it was store-bought, if that's makes any difference (extra preservatives, etc.).

I would think it would be alright in the fridge in a cake box. Anyone have personal experience doing this before? White cake with buttercream kept in the fridge for one week before serving?

Thanks!
post #7 of 10
i had this a few weeks back, and my cake and buttercream dried out completely, it was only in the fridge for 4 days but by then the buttercream was just crumbling off the cake
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Was it a meringue-based BC or the shortening/butter BC? Would you recommend that I freeze it after I decorate it and the bring it to room temp on the day of serving? It's a small two-tiered cake with BC, fondant cutouts and airbrushed art. Haha (nervous laughter)... I'm starting to get a little freaked out now!
post #9 of 10
I wouldn't recommend it, the icing will break off in pieces and cake will be dry and crumbly. Sorry.
post #10 of 10

I had just read your question about the buttercream frosting, the next site I went to says to mix baking soda I believe it was....so I came back to share, hope it works/worked out
 

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/displaying-cakes/storing-cakes.cfm

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