As we make our cakes fresh to order with no preservatives, we always recommend that you eat them as soon as possible to enjoy them at their best. However, we know this isn't always possible. Follow our tips for keeping your cake as fresh and tasty as possible if you need it for the following day or have some left.
Make sure to keep the cake in a cool room and out of direct sunlight at all time. Keep it on a stable surface and out of reach of children or anything that could knock it over.
If your event isn't happening for several hours or until the following day, it is best to keep it in the box and stored in the fridge until about an hour before you’re ready to serve or set it in place.
Buttercream cakes should ultimately be kept in the fridge for no longer than approximately 5 days, uncut. We advise you ensure you fridge is clean and frost free to reduce the chances of the cake changing taste and gathering moisture.
If you don’t have the fridge space, try find a place where it will be cool and out of the way, but avoid storage areas which could get hot and stuffy. Never leave the cake in a hot car.
If you happen to have any cake left at the end of the party, it can be stored in the fridge or freezer.
If you store your leftover cake in the fridge, we would recommend eating it within 5 days. Always make sure it is wrapped well and leave it to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before eating it to make sure it's at its best.
If you store your leftover cake in the freezer, we would recommend eating it within 1 month. Always make sure it is wrapped well and leave it to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before eating it to make sure it's at its best.
If you are collecting or will be transporting your cake to a venue, use the following tips when taking your precious package with you.
Avoid putting the cake box in a bag as it can pull on the box and damage the cake. It is best to carry the cake using both hands and arms spread wide and flat underneath the box to distribute the weight evenly. Also, keep the box level and avoid squeezing it against your chest or on the sides.
Make sure you clear your car before you collect your cake so you have a space to place it. It’s always best to have your car air-conditioned on to keep the cake chilled and the buttercream intact especially in hot weather.
We recommend placing the cake in the footwell if it’s flat and the cake will not tilt to one side, making sure that nothing loose can roll on it or crush it. Also make sure you have a good clearance to get it in and out and the area is clean and free of dangling feet.
Avoid placing the cake on the car seat or on a passenger's knees. Although this might seem like the safest place, car seats are very slanted and if you have a long or bumpy journey, your cake may end up sliding and any decorations may fall off.
When you are driving, make sure you go slowly over humps and around corners. If it is a very hot day, we would recommend keeping the air con on or all the windows down to keep the car nice and cool.
Once you arrive at your destination, don't leave the cake in the car - even on a cooler day the car can get quite hot in the sun.