where to store a cake
Posted: 11 March 2012 10:37 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Does anyone have a creative way to store a cake needing refrigeration.  My frig is just not big enough to hold the footed plate and dome. And husbands frig in the mancave is probably full of beer.  I wish there was some kind of round thing that could be frozen and attached to the underside of the plate.  Or I’m thinking about buying a small frig just for this purpose and putting in laudry room.

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Posted: 12 March 2012 01:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Now that’s a good idea! If i had room for a small refrig, I would definitely get it.  I have a pie taker by Lock & Lock which is quite deep but not too big for the refrig.  It is great for one layer cakes and even short 2 layer cakes.

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Posted: 12 March 2012 02:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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birthdaycake - 12 March 2012 01:37 AM

And husbands frig in the mancave is probably full of beer.

You get five demerits for even considering such a thing.

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Posted: 12 March 2012 08:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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CharlesT - 12 March 2012 05:06 AM
birthdaycake - 12 March 2012 01:37 AM

And husbands frig in the mancave is probably full of beer.

You get five demerits for even considering such a thing.


LOL so funny

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Posted: 12 March 2012 08:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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How about those ice packs iinside of a cooler..  easier to get I imagine than dry ice.  Or for that matter, ice inside of a couple of small plactic containers.  Just guessing..  I do a lot of creative moving or emptying (planning ahead) when I need to store a cake in refrigerator.  Easier for me, however, I live alone.

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Posted: 13 March 2012 09:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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If height is the issue (Footed plate + dome) as it is in my case…I decorate the cake on a foil/cardboard (I buy them in bulk). I then store the cake in the fridge, in a cake box which I wrap in a large plastic bag to keep it air tight. Then when it is time to serve, I bring it to room temp and place the cardboard circle on the footed cake stand.

Not sure if this is helpful…but just my thoughts

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Posted: 13 March 2012 11:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I was going to suggest something similar to Bill:  Put a circle of parchment paper between the cake and whatever you sit it on to decorate.  Then refrigerate the cake until it’s rather hard.  Then move it to a flat surface that will fit in your freezer (I sometimes use a couple layers of frozen pizza cardboards).  Freze the cake, wrap it well, and KEEP IT ON THE CARDBOARDS so it doesn’t “settle” and lose its flat surface.  Then, when you’re ready to thaw, unwrap, remove the parchment and put on your carrier/server.  Rewrap and put it in the fridge to thaw.  Unwrap and bring to room temp.

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Posted: 13 March 2012 09:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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thanks everyone,  I will be using all these good suggestions.  And if it is necessary to borrow DH’s frig for a day i’ll just throw the Alaskan Amber in the freezer…no????

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Posted: 14 March 2012 12:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I love that Charles called you on your vioation of man cave rules, LOL.

None of my cake plates fit in the fridge, either.  I always put the cake on a cardboard round so it can be moved off/on serving plates and put into the fridge or freezer.

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Posted: 15 March 2012 11:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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CharlesT - 12 March 2012 05:06 AM
birthdaycake - 12 March 2012 01:37 AM

And husbands frig in the mancave is probably full of beer.

You get five demerits for even considering such a thing.

LOL

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