We’ve all been there. Leftover cupcakes, and no clue how to keep them fresh! Lucky for you, this article is all about how to keep cupcakes fresh. In this article, we will show you how to store cupcakes properly. By storing your cupcakes, the right way, you can keep their flavor and save them for a later day!
How long do cupcakes stay fresh?
Depending on whether your cupcakes have frosting or not, they will last differently. Cupcakes with frosting can stay fresh for 3-4 days. Unfrosted cupcakes will stay fresh for 5-6 days in most cases.
Keep in mind that you can keep your cupcakes fresh for much longer by storing them in the freezer.
How to store cupcakes
Generally, the best way to store cupcakes is to keep them from the air as much as possible. You can do this by using plastic wrap, foil, or an airtight container. You can also use a cake keeper. However, this only keeps your cupcakes fresh for 1-2 days.
How to store frosted cupcakes
Cupcakes with frosting will need a little more care when you’re storing them. Most frostings are very sensitive, and therefore, frosted cupcakes usually last less than unfrosted ones. The best way to store frosted cupcakes is to make sure they are not getting any air without ruining the frosting on top. The best way to do this is with an airtight container. You can also use a layer of plastic wrap if the frosting is a little bit harder and more resistant.
To store your cupcakes overnight and keep them fresh for the next day, all you need is an airtight container. Simply place the cupcakes in an airtight container and store them in the fridge overnight. If your room temperature is moderately cool, you can keep them at room temperature instead of the fridge!
In the fridge
Similarly, it’s best to store your frosted cupcakes in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also place a layer of plastic wrap on the cupcakes before closing the container. This helps prevent more air from going into the container and drying the cupcakes out. When stored properly, your frosted cupcakes can last for 5-6 days in the fridge!
In the freezer
Storing cupcakes in the freezer is a great way to keep them for much longer. You can either store them in an airtight container or cover them fully with foil. Depending on how hard the frosting on your cupcakes are you may be able to use foil. Your cupcakes will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months!
How to store unfrosted cupcakes
Storing unfrosted cupcakes is similar to storing frosted ones, however much easier! You don’t have to worry about messing the frosting up, frosting going bad, or anything else. With no more frosting, you can cover the cupcakes more tightly and securely, which helps them stay fresh as when they were baked. To store your unfrosted cupcakes, you can use foil or plastic wrap to tightly cover them up, and then store them in an airtight container.
You can easily store your cupcakes overnight in an airtight container, foil, plastic wrap, or even a cake keeper! Since it’s only for one night, all these methods work fine. However, if you want your cupcakes to be fresh as day one, it’s best to wrap them in foil or plastic wrap and then keep them in an airtight container.
In the fridge
While it’s not necessary to store unfrosted cupcakes in the fridge, you may want to do this if your room temperature is moderately warm. Keep your cupcakes in an airtight container or wrapped in foil or plastic wrap and keep them in the fridge. If you follow these steps, the cupcakes will stay fresh for 5-6 days. Your cupcakes will stay fresh for up to 3 months.
In the freezer
Freezing unfrosted cupcakes is a great way to prepare them anytime in the next 3 months! Simply wrap groups of cupcakes (about 4) in plastic wrap, and then wrap the groups in foil and store them in the freezer. Alternatively, you can use an airtight container instead of foil.
There are a few ways that let you prepare your cupcakes to be frosted at a later time. If you are frosting them in the next 5-6 days, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge. For 7 days or more, wrap them in plastic wrap, then foil (or in an airtight container), and store them in the freezer.
How to store fondant cupcakes
Fondant is much stronger and more durable than other frostings, making it easier to store. You can refrigerate fondant cupcakes covered in plastic wrap and in an airtight container, or do the same, however in the freezer. In the fridge, your cupcakes will last 5-6 days and up to 3 months in the freezer.
If you were wondering how to keep cupcakes, there’s your answer! We can conclude from everything you have read today that there are multiple ways to store cupcakes, for different amounts of time. Remember to keep your cupcakes away from air as much as possible, whether that be by using plastic wrap, foil, or an airtight container.
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