Your Guide to a Beautiful (and Delicious!) Cake
Easy Make-Ahead Cake Tips
Unfrosted cakes: Keep at room temperature, tightly wrapped in plastic, for up to 2 days, or freeze for up to 2 months. (Thaw before frosting.)
Frostings and fillings: Refrigerate frosting in an airtight container for up to 1 week. (Bring to room temperature before using.) Refrigerate a filling for up to 2 days. (Note: The Fresh Strawberry Filling is good for just 6 hours.)
Fully assembled cakes: Keep covered at room temperature for up to 2 days. If you don’t have a cake dome, stick a few toothpicks in the top of the cake and loosely tent with plastic wrap. (If the cake has a filling, refrigerate it; bring to room temperature before serving.) Cakes with strawberry filling are best served the same day.
When it comes to the do’s and don’ts, you’ve got lots of questions. Here, solutions for making the season merry and bright.