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post #16 of 25
Okay, perfect. Thank you for your replies!!! I wish it wasn't due until Saturday, I'd feel better about it and itd be fresher. But oh well. So I'll store it on the counter in the box. Thanks!
post #17 of 25
Are you guys talking about SMB frost cakes sitting on the counter for 3 days is that possible?
post #18 of 25
We don't leave our cakes more then two days in the frige. Yet we always wrap the in film so they don't dry up. Anotjer thing is that some cake filling need the fridge to "cook down" the flavours.
post #19 of 25
Wow. I must have affix fridge or extremely great cake. I bake Monday the fridge, torte & crumb Tuesday, final coat wed, decorate Thursday & Friday. My cakes are in the fridge a total of 6 days. All the reviews have been wonderful including how delicious my cakes are.

I will say my fridge has never seen anything but cake.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #20 of 25

I have been baking cakes for years, & I will freeze on occasion, but I always decorate them 2-3 days in advance so the buttercream can meld. My cakes are always super moist with no issues.  I NEVER refrigerate because doing that draws the moisture out.  I just leave them on the counter, decorated, until the customer comes to pick up.

post #21 of 25

This is from Toba Garrett's book The Well Decorated Cake talking about her recipe for Moist Yellow Cake: "Storage: Double wrap the cake in plastic wrap. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 2 months."

Over the years I've learned that no one does cake the same way. One person may say "never do ... " while the next person says "always do.... " I've never kept a cake in the fridge for 2 weeks but I have for a couple of days when I've found myself in a situation similar to yours. I use extra large zip lock bags to store my cakes. I also use a simple syrup moistening syrup on my cakes.

For future reference and peace of mind, you may want to try a taste test. Make 3 of the same cake in the same size. Leave one on the counter, one in the fridge and one in the freezer. Assemble them how you normally would, let them sit overnight and see if you can taste a difference. I've left a fully decorated cake in the fridge (fondant covered) for 2 days for my daughter's birthday because we had a lot of other things to get done. Honestly, I thought it tasted great and couldn't taste the difference. It was Toba Garret's Moist yellow cake with Italian meringue buttercream on one tier and her chocolate fudge cake with german chocolate filling on the other tier. My husband is very picky about flavor as am I. I asked him if he thought it tasted ok and he said it was great! Good luck Betty!

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post #22 of 25

Oh, where you live makes a big difference too! I'm in South Texas - very hot and humid and things get stale quickly! An open bag of chips will get stale within 24 hours if not closed tightly and sealed. In contrast my parents live in Colorado and things take forever to get stale there - no humidity. A bag of chips can just be lightly closed without a clip and be good for a week.
 

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post #23 of 25

DeliciousDesserts, do you mind sharing what brand/model of fridge you have?  I'm looking to add another to the shop and would love to know which one you have such great success with.  Thanks!

~ Sherri
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post #24 of 25

It's just an extra fridge we had from a rental property we sold! Nothing fancy. It's a Kenmore but I don't know what model it is.

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post #25 of 25

Oops, sorry, you weren't asking me!

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