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A storage question: fairycakes made today - needed for Thursday ...

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Snowstorm Mon 24-Sep-07 14:24:07

Will they be all right in an airtight container or would it be better to put them in the freezer?

NB. I'm going to ice them on Wednesday.

suzywong Mon 24-Sep-07 15:07:34


ComeOVeneer Mon 24-Sep-07 15:08:30


stealthsquiggle Mon 24-Sep-07 15:09:13

Freezer. They might keep OK if iced, but definitely not otherwise.

Tickle Mon 24-Sep-07 15:14:57

arrange flat in a freezer bag on the kitchen surface - don't pack them too tight or they will get wonky edges. Suck air out of the bag, then seal.

When defrosted, I sometimes put them in a low fan oven for a few mins to 'freshen up', as they can be a bit soggy, then ice away

UCM Mon 24-Sep-07 15:15:45

I would make them, store them in an airtight tin, and don't open it until wed night, then ice and put back. They will be fine.

I thought about freezing cakes, has anyone actually done this, I was worried they would go soggy on defrosting??

suzywong Mon 24-Sep-07 15:17:59


Tickle Mon 24-Sep-07 15:18:46

UCM I do it for work all the time, and it is fine for plain sponge etc, and most tray bakes. The little trip in the oven takes the sogginess away

UCM Mon 24-Sep-07 15:20:47

Thanks I will try that as baking loads of cakes the night before a party isn't my idea of fun.

Spidermama Mon 24-Sep-07 15:22:59

Definitely freeze them as they'll be stale by Thursday.

Great tip for de-sogging Tickle.

suzywong Mon 24-Sep-07 15:23:03

use a packet cake mix and make it proper piss easy

Spidermama Mon 24-Sep-07 15:35:19

I think they have to be edible though suzy. wink

Snowstorm Mon 24-Sep-07 16:25:52

Okay, I've done that, put them in the freezer. Thanks everyone. smile

lilolilmanchester Mon 24-Sep-07 21:42:07

I used to freeze, then ice while frozen. Much easier and stops cake crumbs getting in your icing. Tho that won't work with Tickle's trick (never had a problem with defrosted cakes going soggytho)

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