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What do you do with your fresh from the oven cakes, storage wise?
Leave uncovered in pan, cool completely, turn out and wrap. 3
Leave uncovered in pan until just cooled enough to handle, turn out, wrap. 2
Cool in pan until warm, cover cake in pan with plastic wrap. 0
Immediately turn out hot cake onto plastic wrap on counter, wrap. 1
Other...(please comment and share!) 6
Eat them! 0
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Do you wrap your cakes before fully cooled or not? POLL
Posted: 15 April 2010 03:03 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I’ve heard of many different methods of storing our cakes after they are done baking; waiting until completely cool uncovered on a wire rack then wrapping; using oven mitts to protect hands while you immediately remove cakes from hot pans onto plastic wrap; cooling until warm then turning out and wrapping etc.

I am curious to know what methods you all prefer, please consider participating in my poll!

Thank you =)
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Posted: 15 April 2010 09:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi,

I cool in pan usually 5 to 10 minutes , then turn out and cool on a rack until completely cool then wrap and store.

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Posted: 15 April 2010 10:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Ditto.

Sometimes I wrap and store when still very slightly warm in the center, but that is usually because I need to leave the house and would prefer to wrap slightly early than to let it dry out by sitting out too long.

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Posted: 15 April 2010 11:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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For most cakes, I allow to cool about 10 minutes in pan, invert onto cake rack until completely cool, then wrap in plastic wrap. A second wrapping of foil if going into the freezer.

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Posted: 15 April 2010 01:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I do as the recipe calls for.  Some cakes cool in the pan for a few minutes or till cool, some you must unmold right away.  Most all you cover airtight when cooled.

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Posted: 15 April 2010 01:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I also do as the recipe calls for. Usually sponge cakes requires unmolding right away whereas butter cakes cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then unmold.

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Posted: 15 April 2010 02:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Ditto to what Hector and Jenn said.

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Posted: 15 April 2010 08:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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In short, you can’t go wrong, if you follow Rose’s instructions! As for recipes from other sources, I follow what Rose recommends for each type of cake (pound, butter, sponge, angel, etc.) unless the author gives strong instructions to the contrary.

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Posted: 16 April 2010 03:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I’d say never wrap while still warm as you will have condensation on the foil and get a soggy crust. And yes, go with what the recipe says.

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Posted: 16 April 2010 11:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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My other is do what the recipe says.

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