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I'm baking 72 cupcakes for my sister's birthday party on Sunday. Since I'll be making and decorating them all tomorrow, does anyone have any suggestions on how I store them overnight? I don't really want to leave them on the counter since I'm afraid they'll dry out but I don't have enough plastic containers to keep them all in. Plastic wrap never seems to seal tightly without smearing the frosting on any type of cake so I'm hoping that some of the bakers here will have some suggestions. Help!
I will store them on a cookie sheet and use toothpicks in the corners and then overlay that with plastic wrap a few times it should keep it from sticking to the frosting. Or could you wait to frost them all until Sunday morning?
Do you have a shallow box, like what cases of cans or bottled water comes in? You could put them in something like that and then put plastic over the top. I'd probably put them in the fridge, too, but that's just me.
Before I bought the Tupperware cake holder I used plastic shoeboxes. You want to keep the air out.
That's a great idea, Cat. I'll have DH bring some home from work tonight. I have the Tupperware cake holder but it won't hold all of them so I needed some other option. If I get too desperate, I'll get some plastic shoeboxes from the Dollar store.
Its too late now, I tried to post yesterday but I the site was acting up and wouldn't let me but....
I freeze mine. With or without frosting either way. If you freeze them with frosting you can cover them with saran wrap (after they are frozen) but be sure to uncover them as soon as you pull them out of the freezer so the icing doesn't stick to the wrap. They don't take very long to defrost. I usually put all my cakes and cupcakes in the freezer after I decorate them. I think they taste better that way.