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Cake care:

The ultimate guide to caring for your sweet treats

Hey there, cake lovers!

Let's talk about cake care and how we can keep those sweet treats in top-notch shape.

Your cake is a delicate and perishable creation, and we want to ensure it arrives and remains in perfect condition throughout your event.

Handle with Love

Cherish your sweet treats like the precious gems they truly are with proper cake care handling.

When carrying the box, use both hands either underneath or one on top and the other underneath—whichever feels more secure for you. Remember, never hold the side of the cake box. Your cake will thank you for the gentle touch! 

Single cupcake boxes decorated with fresh strawberry

Transporting your cakes and sweet treats

 Set the cake on a flat, level surface in your vehicle’s boot or footwell. Ensure there are no loose items nearby that could slide or fall and potentially damage the cake.

To prevent the cake from sliding around during the journey, we recommend using non-slip matting underneath the box to keep it securely in place.

Direct sunlight can cause the cake to melt, so please keep it out of any sun-exposed areas in your vehicle. Make sure the inside of your vehicle is kept as cool as possible during collection and throughout your trip.

Do not leave the cake unattended in the vehicle without shade or cool air. Maintain a cool environment to preserve the cake’s integrity.

Drive carefully and smoothly, taking corners slowly and avoiding sudden braking or jerking movements. 

Ensuring the best for your buttercream cakes and desserts through proper cake care and storage.

Store the cake in its box in the refrigerator until a few hours before serving.

When taking the cake out of the fridge, keep it in the cake box for an hour or two to allow it to come to room temperature gradually. This precaution will prevent condensation from forming on the cake’s surface. No one likes a sweaty cake!

Alternate Option:

If refrigeration is not possible, we can swap the buttercream covering to ganache. Ganache is bench-stable and can be safely stored in a cool spot overnight, eliminating the need for refrigeration.

2 tier semi naked wedding cake with native flowers

Caring for your fondant cakes: Tips for proper cake care and storage

Fondant cakes should NOT be refrigerated.

Store the fondant cake in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, heat sources, and humidity. 

Left in the box in a cool room or pantry is ideal.

All fondant cakes will be decorated with bench-stable fillings.

Cake Cutting Instructions

Each cake will come with a cake cutting guide.

By following the steps, you can confidently slice the cake and serve the number of guests requested.

  1. Prepare a damp cloth to wipe your knife and remove crumbs every few slices. 
  2. Remove any non-edible decorations on the top or sides of the cake.
  3. Before you sink the knife into the cake, make slight marks as to where you plan to cut. This helps to ensure you are cutting the cake into almost equal parts.
  4. Use a large knife to slice down through to the cake board.  Place a chopping board against the cake and lower the slice flat down on the board.
  5. Use the chopping board to portion the cake slices.

By taking your time and cutting with care, you’ll serve a beautifully cut cake that everyone will enjoy.

Cake care and cutting tips

Storing your leftovers

If you find yourself lucky enough to have some leftover cake after your event, here are some tips to ensure it lasts as long as possible.

  1. Slice the cake into single portions
  2. Wrap tightly in glad wrap or place in an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to 3 days.
  3. Alternatively, freezing the cake will allow it to last up to 2 months. 
  4. Bring the cake to room temperature before indulging in its deliciousness.
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