How to store cupcakes is one of the most important factors in learning how to do cupcakes perfectly. It’s also one of the most misunderstood things. There are many different opinions on how to store cupcakes. Here I will outline a few of the popular ideas for storing cupcakes so that you can decide for yourself which one is right for you and your needs.
Most conventional cakes, like a regular cake, should be stored in a fridge just like regular cakes. This makes sense since cupcakes are basically just thin layers of cakes with frosting between them. It’s best to let them sit for at least an hour before you cut into them. Once they’re cooled down, you now have two methods when it comes to how to store cupcakes.
If you want to use your cupcakes right after baking, then all you have to do is drizzle them with some melted chocolate or any other kind of moist chocolate to add moisture to the cake as it cools off. If you want to use them later, then you just have to frost them and store in the fridge. Now there are a couple of considerations here.
If you’re baking your cupcakes in an oven, then it’s fine to let them sit out at room temp. However, if you’re baking them over a hot stove or in an oven that gets really hot, then they could start to dry out and may burn if you don’t moisten them up. The conventional frosting that comes with most cupcake recipes, such as cream cheese frosting, is very perishable and can only be stored at room temperature for about two days. You can make up your own frosting mixture by mixing equal parts powdered sugar and water or cream of tartar, but it will take longer to thicken. Fortunately, there are many recipes online that show you how to create your own moist frosting mixes so that you can save money and don’t have to buy more than you need.
If your cupcakes get too frosted once they’ve cooled down and are on a countertop, then it’s not difficult to frost them again. Simply take them to the fridge and place them back in their packaging. If they’ve already cooled down to about sixty-five degrees, then they should stay nice and frosted for about two days.
How to store cupcakes is one of those things that comes naturally when you bake with cupcakes. Just defrost them right before you serve them and you won’t have to worry about them having to go into the freezer at four o’clock in the morning. However, if you’re in a hurry or you’re trying to make changes to your recipes, it’s always good to pull them out of the fridge immediately so that they don’t end up defrosting while you’re in the midst of a baking event!