How to Store Cake with Buttercream Frosting: Tips and Tricks

The Importance of Properly Storing Cakes with Buttercream Frosting

Cakes are a great dessert for every occasion, whether it’s a birthday party or an anniversary celebration. A cake is even better when it’s topped with buttercream frosting! However, storing cakes with buttercream frosting can be a bit tricky. If not stored properly, the beautiful frosting can melt and create an unappetizing mess.

In this blog post, we will discuss how to store cake with buttercream frosting to keep it fresh and delicious until you’re ready to serve.

Room Temperature Storage

If you plan on consuming your cake within the next few days, then room temperature storage will suffice. Cakes that have been frosted tend to dry out faster than unfrosted cakes due to exposure to air. The best way to prevent this from happening is by covering the frosted cake with plastic wrap or placing it in an airtight container.

Make sure that there is enough space between the top of the icing and the lid of the container so that nothing touches or smears onto your beautiful design. You may use toothpicks around the edge of your cake as support and cover loosely with cling wrap so they won’t stick on top of them.

Keep in mind; room temperature storage does not work well if you live in hot environments because heat can cause buttercream frosting to soften and melt more quickly than usual.

Fridge Storage

If you’re planning on keeping your cake longer than three days or living somewhere fairly warm – like summertime – putting your creation into refrigeration might be appropriate.

Refrigerators can preserve cakes for several additional days without melting away any decorative designs while maintaining freshness levels as long as possible.

To store chilled cakes properly:

– Make sure they are cooled down before wrapping them up
– Cover loosely again using cling wrap to avoid a sticky mess.
– If your cake is big enough, cut it into pieces before placing them in a container with an inch or more of space around its sides.

Freezer Storage

If you’re planning on storing the cake for more than a week or two, freezing it is recommended. Buttercream frosting can last up to six months if stored correctly.

To freeze cakes:

– Make sure that they have cooled off
– Wrap each slice tightly using plastic wrap and/or aluminum foil
– Place each wrapped slice inside an extra-large zip-lock bag which will keep out air and prevent any freezer burn from happening

When thawing out frozen cakes:

– Take them out of the freezer and place them in the fridge overnight until they are defrosted completely.

Never try to re-freeze thawed slices since this will break down their texture creating something less satisfying than what was intended.

In Summary

Storing cakes with buttercream frosting is not complicated as long as you keep some things in mind. Room temperature storage works best for short-term storage (less than three days), whereas refrigeration works well when living somewhere hot or wanting to store longer (three days up to a week). Freezing cakes provides even longer-lasting freshness levels without having any mishaps happen along the way. Remember always to cover your items carefully so nothing smears onto your creation!

Now that you’ve learned about how best to store buttercream frosted cake, go ahead and enjoy baking one – every occasion deserves something sweet!

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