Expiration Of A Cake
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
I was wondering if there was any way of determining the expiration of a cake because I don't know how to tell or calculate it.Hi Sarah,
Generally a frosted cake will keep for a week in the fridge well covered with plastic wrap. You kind of have to use your own judgment, because all cakes are not created equally. A moist carrot cake would last longer than a fluffy white cake(which tends to dry out faster).
A cake will last a long time if you freeze it well wrapped. The cake toppers that my brides eat a year later are still fresh enough to eat. (although I wouldn't normally recommend a whole year in the freezer).
You can use your nose, mouth and eyes to smell, taste and see if the cake is fresh. But generally 1 week.
Frozen cakes I give a month or two. (Unless of course it's the cake topper of a wedding cake). It's just traditional to save that and eat it on the one year anniversary.
These are just general guidelines to follow, not written in stone, so use your own judgment.
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