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How Long Do Birthday Cakes Last?

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How Long Do Birthday Cakes Last?

After you’ve made a cake, it might be useful to know exactly how long you have to enjoy it! We can tell you how long birthday cakes last, as well as give you tips on how to store your bakes.

Room Temperature Storage: Most birthday cakes can last a few days at room temperature, roughly around 3 days before the moisture evaporates. Keep your cake in a cake tin or an airtight container for best results.
Fridge Storage: Cakes can last a few extra days if they are placed in the fridge, but you should still put them in an airtight container so they don’t pick up a fridgey taste. Please note, if your cake has fillings like custard, cream cheese icing, fresh fruit or cream it will need to be kept in the fridge from the beginning. Cakes with these ingredients also tend to only last around 2 days.
Freezer Storage: If you wrap your cake carefully, and seal it in an airtight container, you can store it in the freezer for up to 2 months. Fruity, creamy and custardy cakes don’t do as well frozen, but a standard cake with icing keeps extremely well.

Enjoy your cakes as long as possible with our cake storage guide.

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