FEEDING YOUR CHRISTMAS CAKE



How to Store a Christmas Cake

Christmas cakes are often made well ahead of the Christmas season. Not only does this save time when the busy season descends upon us, it also serves to improve the taste of the cake. As with wine, fruit cakes improve in taste as they age. And often not all of the Christmas cake gets eaten at Christmas time and this leaves the need to keep it longer. This article explains how to store a Christmas cake, whether it be prior to or after the Christmas occasion.

Steps

  1. Wrap your cake in cheesecloth / muslin that has been marinated in brandy, rum, wine or fruit juice.
  2. Wrap it in aluminium foil.
  3. Place the wrapped cake into an airtight container.If you do not have an airtight container, you can substitute plastic wrap if necessary.
  4. Keep the cake in a dry and cool place.

Community Q&A

Search
  • Question
    Can I freeze a fruit cake?
    Community Answer
    Yes. For best results, wrap it well with cling film, then put it in a Ziplock bag or wrap it again with foil and store it in the freezer (usually for up to 6 months, though this dependes on the temperature of your freezer).
    Thanks!
  • Question
    What is grease proof paper?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    It is also known as parchment paper or baking paper depending on what region you are in.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Can Christmas cakes be frozen?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    If you plan to freeze it right after you make it, go for it. But, don't keep it there for too long, because even a frozen cake will go old.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Does this apply to an iced cake?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, it does.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How can I keep my Christmas cake from going moldy?
    Macey R.
    Community Answer
    You can try to wrap it up in plastic wrap and put it in the freezer. When you want to eat it, take it out and let the cake sit for about 30-40 minutes to thaw out.
    Thanks!
Unanswered Questions
  • What's the right quantity of gin to add to a cake mixture in order for it to serve as a preservative? How long can a cake last when gin is used as a preservative?
  • How long a wait until fresh fruit cake can be tasted?
  • Can I wrap a Christmas cake in parchment?
  • How can I store an iced Christmas cake?
  • How do I store an iced cake?
Ask a Question
200 characters left
Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered.
  • If you want to keep the cake for a very long time, it is helpful to reinvigorate the cheesecloth with a new infusion of rum, juice or brandy every month, taking care to rewrap the cake as outlined above.
  • A good quality apple left in the container with a stored fruit cake helps to keep the moisture in the cake. Change regularly if you are keeping the cake for a long time.
  • Greaseproof paper is an alternative to cheesecloth if preferred. Obviously, this does not need marinating in liquid but you should still sprinkle juice or alcohol over the cake prior to wrapping. For this method, use two layers of grease-proof paper and then wrap with aluminium foil.Place in an airtight container.

Warnings

  • Avoid the refrigerator! This can result in crystallised sugar.
  • Be careful not to let aluminium foil touch the cake directly; if the cake has alcohol in it, it will pit the foil and cause reactions that can affect the cake's flavour.
  • Keep an eye on the cake as the months go by; whenever it seems to be drying out, follow the Tip on adding more liquid or you may end up with a very dry and undesirable cake.





Video: Ho to keep your Christmas Cake moist

How to Store a Christmas Cake
How to Store a Christmas Cake images

2019 year
2019 year - How to Store a Christmas Cake pictures

How to Store a Christmas Cake forecasting
How to Store a Christmas Cake recommendations photo

How to Store a Christmas Cake picture
How to Store a Christmas Cake picture

How to Store a Christmas Cake How to Store a Christmas Cake new picture
How to Store a Christmas Cake new images

picture How to Store a Christmas Cake
picture How to Store a Christmas Cake

Watch How to Store a Christmas Cake video
Watch How to Store a Christmas Cake video

Discussion on this topic: How to Store a Christmas Cake, how-to-store-a-christmas-cake/
Forum on this topic: How to Store a Christmas Cake, how-to-store-a-christmas-cake/ , how-to-store-a-christmas-cake/

Related News


THE CHEAT DAYS THAT INSPIRED THE 10,000 CALORIE CHALLENGE
How to Have a Clique RolePlaying Blog
How to Set Up Skullcandy Headset
The 17 Best Matte Lipsticks That Won’t Dry Out YourLips
How to Act Like Beca from Pitch Perfect
11 Cold And Flu Remedies That Actually Work
And be mindful about eating
6 Yoga Poses for Stronger Running
10 Summer 2019 Makeup Products To Pull Off The Best Beauty Trends
How to Write a Research Proposal
These Time-Lapse Videos Mark the Kardashians Changing Face Shapes
Hello Kitty Big Pink Bow Summer 2012 Collection
I’m An Activist Stripper’
Roland Mouret’s SpringSummer 2019 Collection Focuses on Architectural Designs



Date: 13.12.2018, 23:34 / Views: 45491