If you are reading this, chances are you are one of those people (like us) who always make a few extra batches of cupcakes, but hey …no judgment here. That way you usually end up with at least a dozen cupcakes once the party is over. If you have wondered how to keep cupcakes fresh and what would be the best way of storing cupcakes overnight, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some of the tips from Medina Baking – wholesale cupcakes supplier from Miami.
To Fridge or Not to Fridge?
There is some kind of weird obsession going on with refrigerators – assuming that it can prolong the life of any leftovers. Contrary to popular belief, the answer to “Should cupcakes be refrigerated overnight?” is No. Of course, cupcakes will not go bad due to the fridge-storing, but they will dry out. If you are a cupcake admirer, and you do not mind them drying out a bit, then you can be safe with keeping them in the fridge for up to 7 days. This is especially the case for cupcakes that contain egg-based frosting. To lock in the moisture, it would be best to put cupcakes in a plastic container with little for air and cover it with plastic wrap for extra protection. This will ensure that your cupcakes will not only last longer, but also keep all the moisture and deliciousness.
Just Leave Them Be (at Room Temperature)
This is probably one of the best cupcake-related advice, but it works best for unfrosted cupcakes – as the frosted ones should go into the fridge. That is why it is best to frost and decorate your cupcakes just before you know they are going to get served. For preserved freshness, just put them in an airtight container, or cover them in multiple layers of plastic wrap if you do not have a container. Leave them at room temperature, and they will be fresh for two days. Before storing them, do not forget to leave them on a metal wreck after you have taken them out of the oven, to cool down. Otherwise, the dough will get sticky and wet. After all the hard work, that is the last thing you want.
If you have gone overboard with baking cupcakes for your little sister’s birthday – do not worry, keeping them frozen can keep them fresh up to six months after the event. Before sealing the top of the plastic container, do not forget to leave them to reach room temperature, the same as in the previous tip. If you are planning on freezing them, leave out the frosting. Freezing is a good idea only for cupcakes that do not have frosting on top. Make it a habit to decorate cupcakes the night before the event or party, that way your cupcakes will save their moisture and quality, and the frosting will also be fresh.
Deep Fry Them, Have Fun!
Sounds crazy, we know. If you have a little bit of spare time and you have already frozen your cupcakes, you can add this twist to the recipe at the end. While still frozen, dip your cupcakes in the pancake batter, and put them in deep oil. If you do not have a fryer, you could use a regular skillet, just be very careful with oil splatters. While still sizzling and hot, dust them with sugar, cocoa, and cinnamon. It is a great little plot twist to a regular cupcake.
All the above-mentioned tips are great for different occasions, and it is up to you to try them out. Only then can you decide which is the best way to store the cupcakes you made.