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asked October 1st 2013

Cake problem after freezing

My cakes are usually very tasty when kept at room temperature.The minute I ice it and place it in fridge for setting and then when I take it out.the cake does not taste fresh any longer.no matter I keep it out for longer time.the cream is fine.i can’t microwave it as that would melt the cream too.kindly help

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My cakes are usually very tasty when kept at room temperature.The minute I ice it and place it in fridge for setting and then when I take it out.the cake does not taste fresh any longer.no matter I keep it out for longer time.the cream is fine.i can’t microwave it as that would melt the cream too.kindly help

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Hello Sandhyasanjohn

Refrigerating cakes can make them dry. Do you keep the cake in it’s box when you place it in the fridge? If you’re using butter cream or ganache the cake can be left out on the counter top to set before icing, there is no need for refrigeration. However if you’re using fresh cream then it is necessary to refrigerate, keeping the cake in a box will help keep it from drying out.

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Thanks a lot.i keep the cake in a cake tray with a lid over it.i use buttercream. I would next time keep it outside but would it set? In that case how long should I wait ? I stay in gulf .

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Ah! that is different. If you have air con it should set just after a few hours. What you could do is place the cake in a box and leave in the fridge just until the icing is set then remove and keep in the box away from any source of direct heat. This way the cake will not become cold all the way through and should remain soft. Alternatively oil based cakes produce a softer cake and do not dry out quite so much once brought out to room temperature.
If you look here http://www.cakeflix.com/using-buttercream-introduction-to-buttercream Paul discusses the different ways of making butter cream and how to give it more structure so it will hold in warmer climates.

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Thank you. I ll try that.

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