A decorated cake with buttercream frosting can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you want to refrigerate a decorated cake, place it in the refrigerator unwrapped until the frosting hardens slightly. It can then be loosely covered with plastic. Buttercream frosting can be frozen.
In this regard, how do you preserve an iced cake?
To refrigerate, wrap unfrosted cakes in plastic to protect it from absorbing any weird fridge smells and to protect it from drying out, and then unwrap it to warm up on the counter before serving. For frosted cakes, chill the cake uncovered for 15 minutes to harden the icing, then wrap it in plastic wrap.
Subsequently, question is, can you save icing? According to WhatsCookingAmerica.net, buttercream frosting that uses milk and butter can be stored for a couple of weeks in the fridge. All homemade frostings can be frozen and thawed for use later. Make Fabulous Cakes says that buttercream frosting will store in a sealed container in the freezer for six months.
Moreover, how do you preserve a cake?
Wrap an unfrosted cake layer tightly in plastic wrap; be sure and secure the top, sides and bottom of the layers. Then place the wrapped layers in a plastic zip-top bag and store on the kitchen counter at room temperature for up to five days. If you need to keep a unfrosted layers longer than that, freeze them.
Do you have to refrigerate a cake with buttercream frosting?
A cake with whipped cream, fresh fruit or a custard-type filling between the layers always needs to be refrigerated, regardless of the buttercream used to finish it. A cake finished with buttercreams that have no perishable ingredients can be kept at room temperature for several days.