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Victoria sponge storage help pls!

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HappyGirlNow Sun 14-Jun-15 10:13:12

I'm taking part in a bake off at work and it's my turn tomorrow so I'm baking today. I'm making mini Victoria sponges with home made strawberry jab and whipped fresh cream... I'm aware the cream needs to be kept cool..

I will leave the house tomorrow at approx 8am and the bake off is at 10am. So I will bake the sponges today then I have 2 obvious options:

1. Make them up completely tonight then store in airtight container in fridge overnight - is it ok to store sponge in the fridge or will it ruin it? Will cream separate?
2. I whip cream In the morning and assemble them just before I leave for work (my least preferred option due to me not being a morning person!

Which is best? Disclaimer: I am a cooker not a baker! blush Thanks in advance flowers

addictedtosugar Sun 14-Jun-15 10:23:34

Option 3. Whip up cream before work, take separate ingredients to work. Cream in work fridge til 9.45, and assemble at work

OliveCane Sun 14-Jun-15 11:41:25

Whip cream tonight and place in fridge.

In the morning before work, place the cream into the cakes.

HappyGirlNow Sun 14-Jun-15 12:05:20

Thank you both! grin

I did think about option 3 sugar bit it's a bit of a palaver, time consuming and I'd have to hope there was an empty meeting room I could dive into.. Although they would probably look better if they don't get bashed about on the train...

Thanks olive I take it the cream would stay 'whipped' overnight as long as it's in the fridge? So is it better not to put the sponges themselves in the fridge?

OliveCane Sun 14-Jun-15 12:43:47

Happy, yes cream will stay in fridge. The cake could dry out a teeny little, and only because it's bake off. I would put it in the fridge if it wasn't a bake off and you weren't interested in winning grin

HappyGirlNow Sun 14-Jun-15 13:04:18

Thanks olive i'm extremely bothered about winning so I will leave the sponge out of the fridge grin

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