Have you ever wondered whether your favorite cookies could last forever or how you could store your delicious sweet cakes for months? Yes, we know that it’s not possible to store baked or any food items for a long time. After one or two months, it will turn to a sour taste and the bacteria will start to react to the food items.
But what if we told you there are some effective ways to store your precious baked cookies and cakes for a long time neat and clean? Yep, this storing guide will give you knowledge on exactly how to do that. So now don’t worry about finishing a bucket of chocolate cakes in a few days; you can savor them slowly and healthily.
Storing Cakes To Keep The Fresh
How To Store Cakes Properly Before Icing
A tidy storage method starts as soon as the sponges come out of the oven. Let the sponges cool completely before storing, this would help the moisture to evaporate if any. But some of you guys want to keep the ice for a few days just before icing, That is completely okay. Cover them with a cling film first, before placing them in a ziplock bag. Sponges will keep fresh for 5-6 days if you keep them at room temperature, if you want to keep them for a longer period, you can freeze them.
How To Store Cakes Decorated With Buttercream
Use the buttercream to cover the sponges completely; it will avoid the sponges from getting dry when you store them. After the sponge is completely decorated with buttercream, you can store them at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can use a cake tin lined with greaseproof paper to store them safely. If you want to store them in the fridge, you can do it by leaving them unwrapped until they get frosted hard, this way you can keep them fresh for three to four days.
Storing Other Types Of Decorated Cakes
Cakes that are filled with whipped creams, custard, cream cheese, or fresh fruit should be kept in the refrigerator for approx one-two day. Cakes that are covered with marzipan or icing will last longer if they are placed inside an airtight tin at room temperature. Do not refrigerate cakes with food colors as the colors can bleed and get disoriented.
How To Store The Cookies Right Way
For Keeping freshly baked cookies at room temperature for more than 2 days, you need to cover them with foil and place it in a plastic bag to prevent drying out. You can also store them in the fridge for 1 week if you properly store them. If the cookies have an odd appearance or smell don’t serve them.
How To Store Cookies At A Room Temperature
If you want to store the cookies in their best form, place greaseproof paper in between each cookie and keep them inside an airtight tin. This will keep the cookies well for more than one week. If your cookies lose their original taste a bit, you can restore them to their crispy chewiness by sprinkling a few drops of water over them and placing them in a hot oven for 15 minutes.
Freezing Cookie Dough
If you want to store uncooked cookie dough, do it by wrapping it with a cling film and keeping it in the refrigerator for two days. Cookie dough can be kept longer up to 4 months in the freezer, all you have to do is wrap the dough ball in a cling film and keep them in a freezer. To make everything simple, you just have to roll the dough into a log before wrapping it up in a cling film and freezing it.
When you’re set and ready to bake the dough, use a hot sharp knife to slice the dough into rounds from the freezer alone. Try to increase the cooking time of the dough for an extra 10 minutes and keep an eye on the while baking to make sure they are baking at the right temperature.