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post #1 of 23
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I make quite a few cupcakes and I pride myself on how moist they are. In order to keep them moist, I store them in airtight containers until they are to be served. The problem with this is that they essentially sweat. The liners get an almost oily/moist feeling and the frosting and tops of the cake get a dewy look. This eventually goes away when they are sitting out on my cupcake stand being served.

 

I really hate this, but I don't want to sacrifice my moist cupcakes. How do you store your cupcakes to prevent them from drying out without the above mentioned problem?

 

Thanks!!

post #2 of 23
I started putting mine in a tin rather than plastic. I was having same problem as you. HTH
post #3 of 23
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Jenna, what do you mean by a tin? Is it airtight? Does this actually work?

 

Thanks!
 

post #4 of 23
I use the Cadbury tins that sweets come in at Xmas time. A metal tin. It works for me, I found my buns starting to get sticky in my plastic cake box and oily paper. Best thing to do is get a plastic, metal and card box/tin put a couple cup cakes in each and see which is best for you. Could be to do with heat etc, Im in England and usually my kitchen is warm so think may add to it.
post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 

Anyone else have any other input on this. We can't be the only ones who run into this issue.

 

Thanks!
 

post #6 of 23

Hi! I do have the same issue! I was trying to figure out how else I could keep my cupcakes till they need to be delivered (or eaten..yum) and I was wondering if you have tried like a cupcake package box. It's not air-tight but it would help with the sweat I would think!

 

I'm going to go to our local hobby store and pick up a few boxes just to test it out.  I have a cupcake carrier but it gets warm in there and the icing doing keep shape.

 

I hope I helped!

post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 

Yeah, I question if there is a way to keep the cupcakes moist, but also prevent them from sweating.

post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by sarahbakestudio View Post

I make quite a few cupcakes and I pride myself on how moist they are. In order to keep them moist, I store them in airtight containers until they are to be served. The problem with this is that they essentially sweat. The liners get an almost oily/moist feeling and the frosting and tops of the cake get a dewy look. This eventually goes away when they are sitting out on my cupcake stand being served.

 

I really hate this, but I don't want to sacrifice my moist cupcakes. How do you store your cupcakes to prevent them from drying out without the above mentioned problem?

 

Thanks!!

I have tried putting them on a plate and covering with a glass cake dome and I get the same results.  They look dewy and the liners are oily.  I too would love to hear if anyone has had success in storing cupcakes without these issues.

post #9 of 23
We store ours in a plastic bin with an tight lid. We don't ice them until right before we deliver them tho. No one has complained about them and we get lots of compliments on their moistness.

Not much help other than to know we have the same issue n
post #10 of 23
Do you think maybe that happens if the cupcakes aren't completely cool before putting the lid on?
post #11 of 23
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Lfredden, yes this will also happen if you cover them when they aren't completely cooled, but this is definitely not the problem I am having. My cupcakes without a doubt are cooled, but they still get moist and dewy when kept inside an airtight container.

 

I did some research online and this is what I found...Keep cupcakes in an airtight container to keep them fresh. Keeping cupcakes in an airtight container will make the sweat. Don't put them in an airtight container to avoid sweating.

 

So basically...there is not a win-win situation. If you want them to stay fresh and moist then you need to put them in an airtight container. If you don't want them to get dewy and sweaty then don't put them in a airtight container.
 

I will say that I find the sweating is far worse if the cupcakes are iced. I think this is because there is no place for the moisture to escape to. :/

I have some experiments I want to try to see if I can find at least a solution I can live with. I'll keep everyone posted.

post #12 of 23

Try putting a little raw rice in a little sachet bag or in a paper cup in container with cupcakes. Rice is known for drawing the moisture. I keep rice in my salt shakeer and peppeer shaker for that reason.

post #13 of 23
Thread Starter 

ttaunt, I will have to try that. I have also heard putting a slice of bread or sugar cubes.

 

Would this draw the moisture out of the actual cupcake too or just out of the air? I am concerned about losing the moistness of my cupcakes.

 

Thanks for your advice!
 

post #14 of 23
Please let us know if this works.
post #15 of 23
Hi everyone! I always store my cupcakes in cardboard cupcake boxes. ( like cake boxes but they have inserts for the cupcakes to sit ) I never have an issue with sweating and it's very humid in Australia! I also never refrigerate them either. I've never had them drying out. I experimented one day with a few cupcakes to see how long they would last! After the third day, they were still nice and soft! I would of let it go longer but I don't keep anything out for more than that time! The cardboard absorbs the moisture and everything stays perfect.

When I'm happy, I'm a great baker, when I'm mad, may the Lord help us all !

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