HOW TO STORE BAKED GOODS

January 05, 2018

HOW TO STORE BAKED GOODS

Most people are unable to finish an entire 9” cake on their own (we've tried it for the benefit of this article). With all the testing of baking kits we do at Bakestarters, we've amassed some useful knowledge on storing bake goods. Here are some of our tips:

Unfrosted Products (e.g. Cakes / Muffins)


Muffin Medley: Amazing Choc Chip Muffins X Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Cool goods completely
  • Wrap the cake tightly with plastic wrap, ensuring that no part of the cake is exposed (You can also store it in an airtight container)
  • Place in fridge
  • Take out from fridge 10 minutes before serving to let it "thaw"

Singapore’s hot and humid weather may cause the cake to spoil quicker, so keeping it in a cool environment will help with the storage. Just remember to wrap it tightly with plastic wrap so that less moisture is lost! 

Frosted Bakes

Double Coffee Walnut Layer Cake (Dec 2017 Bakestarters Gourmet Subscription Kit)
  • Place frosted bakes in the fridge for 15-20 minutes to allow the frosting to set a bit (this way, when you wrap it, your frosting doesn't lose its shape)
  • Wrap completely with plastic wrap, or place in airtight container
  • Place in fridge
  • Take out from fridge 10 minutes before serving to let it "thaw"

Frosted goods may be more difficult to store, but the extra effort is certainly worth it! Just remember to let it thaw before you serve.

Cakes That Have Been Sliced


Red Velvet Cream Cheese Layer Cake (Dec 2017 Bakestarters Subscription Kit)

  • Place frosted bakes in the fridge for 15-20 minutes to allow the frosting to set a bit (this way, when you wrap it, your frosting doesn't lose its shape)
  • Wrap completely with plastic wrap, or place in airtight container
  • Place in fridge
  • Take out from fridge 10 minutes before serving to let it "thaw"

Take extra care to ensure that the missing parts of the cake (the slices that have been removed) are completely covered. That way, they won't lose its moisture! 

Cookies

 
Earl Grey Cookies With Dark Chocolate Chunks

  • Cool completely
  • Place in an airtight container
  • Store in a dark and cool area (room temperature)
  • Optional: Add a slice of bread/apple wedge to help retain moisture

Storing cookies in an airtight container helps them retain their moisture and prevent them from going stale, especially in Singapore's hot and humid conditions. 


Brownies

 
Matcha Marbled Cheesecake Brownies

  • Cool completely
  • Wrap with plastic wrap tightly, or store in an airtight container
  • Place in the fridge
  • Let brownies 'thaw' for 10-15 minutes before serving

Let's be honest. There's really no need to store these brownies when they get gobbled up within the day!

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Or you could do what we do, we love to share our baked treats with everyone! People love receiving something handmade from scratch, especially if it's sweet and delicious.  




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