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Can I store a buttercream/fondant-covered cake in a fridge IN a cardboard cake box?

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I have a cake due that is buttercream with lots of fondant decorations. My client wants to store it in her fridge overnight (she cannot get it on the day that she needs it). We live in FLORIDA.

 

A) Can she store it in the fridge IN the cardboard cake box? B) Any tips when removing it from fridge? I know she the fondant should be untouched while it gets back to room temp.

 

Any advice would be so great :)

post #2 of 9
Box cake. Wrap box in several layers of Saran wrap. Several hours before serving, place wrapped box on counter to come to room temp. Remove cake from box right before event begins. It'll be fine--little or no condensation.
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What kind of fondant decos?

 

If it's stuff that sticks off the cake, I would package that separately and instruct her how to put it on.  Not your fault she can't pick it up that day...but you can help it not become a disaster.

 

I usually put mine in the fridge uncovered, but I have a cake-only fridge to use.  I put them in tall, un-lidded boxes when the customer picks them up.  I would think if it's covered that the moisture won't have anywhere to evaporate to and would keep it sticky longer, possibly leading to disaster.  But I have heard of people leaving it closed up to keep the moisture from collecting while it's coming to room temp.

 

Does the cake HAVE to be refrigerated for food safety?

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Originally Posted by BeesKnees578 View Post
 

What kind of fondant decos?

 

If it's stuff that sticks off the cake, I would package that separately and instruct her how to put it on.  Not your fault she can't pick it up that day...but you can help it not become a disaster.

 

I usually put mine in the fridge uncovered, but I have a cake-only fridge to use.  I put them in tall, un-lidded boxes when the customer picks them up.  I would think if it's covered that the moisture won't have anywhere to evaporate to and would keep it sticky longer, possibly leading to disaster.  But I have heard of people leaving it closed up to keep the moisture from collecting while it's coming to room temp.

 

Does the cake HAVE to be refrigerated for food safety?


It is going to the person who is buying this cake (MY client) as a gift for HER client first. Then the next day she is bringing it to her client. It's definitely fondant that cannot be removed. MY client has a dog that would get the cake in no time...that is why we have to put in fridge.

post #5 of 9
The moisture goes to the box, and not the cake, when the cold cake remains in the wrapped box until it warms up.
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Originally Posted by maybenot View Post

The moisture goes to the box, and not the cake, when the cold cake remains in the wrapped box until it warms up.thank ou

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!! So when removing cake from fridge to "thaw" still keep the saran wrap on, correct?

post #7 of 9
Yes, keep the box wrapped until the cake is at room temp--an hour, or so, should be fine.
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Thanks much!!!

post #9 of 9
When you say refrigerate are you talking about frezzer or bottom of refrierator
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