Why Are My Cookies Flat?
How to store cupcakes with buttercream frosting? As bakers, this is a very common question. Once we have made all the effort to lavishly decorate them we want to be able to enjoy them later, that is if there are any left.
Frosted cupcakes can be kept at room temperature for 1 day or 2, depending on where you live. If you live in a very hot or humid place, I would recommend you refrigerate or freeze them. This way the food will be safe to eat later, but avoid it as much as possible because it will dry out the cake.
HOW TO STORE CUPCAKES: HOW LONG DOES IT STAY FRESH?
Buttercream is porous. This means that it can absorb moisture from the air and, therefore, smells cling to it. If you put uncovered frosted cupcakes next to your meal leftovers, or some garlic, they will taste like it afterward, and who would want that?
WHY COVER IT?
We would recommend you frost them the day of the party rather than decorating them beforehand. This is because the consistency of the frosting changes when frozen or cooled and does not taste as well as freshly made.
HOW TO STORE CUPCAKES- SOME TIPS
It is because of the sugar it has. Sugar is a natural preservative. Look at honey, for example. Historians have found honey pots in Egyptian tombs that were perfectly ok! I would not eat a thousand-year-old honey, though!
HOW IS FROSTING ABLE TO KEEP AT ROOM TEMPERATURE?
As a side tip, as the cupcakes come to room temperature again, the frosting can slide a bit and maybe fall off. This is because when they are frozen, the cakes keep moisture in and as it thaws, they sweat. You can easily push the frosting back on its place with a knife or small spatula.
Easy Ways To Store Your Frosted Cupcakes