To keep cupcakes fresh, follow these tips:
- Let the cupcakes cool completely before storing them. If you try to store them while they are still warm, the condensation that forms inside the container can make the cupcakes soggy.
- Store the cupcakes in an airtight container at room temperature. This will prevent them from drying out and will also keep them fresh for a longer period of time.
- If you need to store the cupcakes for more than a day, you can refrigerate them. However, be aware that refrigerating cupcakes can cause them to dry out, so it’s best to only do this if you don’t have another option.
- If you have iced or decorated the cupcakes, make sure the icing is completely set before storing them. Otherwise, the icing may smear or smudge when you try to remove the cupcakes from the container.
- If you have a large batch of cupcakes that you won’t be able to eat within a few days, you can freeze them. To do this, place the cupcakes in an airtight container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and then foil. When you’re ready to eat the cupcakes, thaw them in the refrigerator and then bring them to room temperature before serving.
BONUS: Word from Emma!
“As an expert baker, I always recommend letting cupcakes cool completely before storing them in an airtight container at room temperature. This will keep them fresh and prevent them from drying out. If you need to store them for more than a day, you can refrigerate them, but be aware that this may cause them to dry out. If you have a large batch of cupcakes, they can also be frozen and thawed in the refrigerator before serving.”