Who doesn't love a slice of cake pop as a sweet dessert? I know you do too. What's better; you can easily prepare, store and serve them to your guests on occasions. But here's a catch (as always), if you don't store the cake properly, it can ruin the real taste of your pops.
Now you may ask, how to store cake pops? Well, you can store cake pops in 3 effective ways. Whether cakes are dipped or naked, you can store the pops at room temperature, in refrigerator, or in a freezer.
No worries if you are new to this, as I will show you the methods in detail. So come along with me if you want to taste your cake pops anytime from storage.
How to Store Cake Pops – 3 Effective Methods
Have you already dipped your cake pops in the chocolate? Don't worry; I will show you the process of storing pops, whether it's naked or dipped.
Do you not have a freezer or refrigerator in your home? Chill man. You can store your pops at room temperature too. But, the freshness of your cake may vary.
3 Different ways of storing cake pops are –
- Storing at room temperature for 1 or 2 weeks
- Storing in a refrigerator for up to 4 weeks
- Storing in a freezer for 6 weeks
Storing Methods Before Dipping
If you have baked and frosted your cake pops but didn't have the chocolates or cream yet, you have 2 ways of storing pops. They are –
- Storing in a refrigerator
- Storing in a Freezer
- Let's find out how you can store naked pops in the refrigerator and freezer
Method 1 - Storing in a Refrigerator
Do you have a refrigerator in your home? If yes, great! You are halfway done in storing both dipped and undipped cake pops.
The refrigerator keeps your cake in good condition for 4 weeks. Now, all you have to do is to follow the procedure below –
Take a Container with Paper Towel
Your cake pops may freeze due to the low temperature of the refrigerator. To mitigate this freezing problem, you can store the pops in an airtight container with a paper towel.
Where to place the paper towel? Place the paper towel at the bottom of your airtight container. This will absorb the moisture and won't make the cake soggy.
Place Your Cake Pops Inside the Container
Now, place your cake cops in the container in a good manner. By saying a good manner, I mean, keep a gap between two same directed cake pops.
Why? Because now you get the chance to place a third cake pop in the opposite direction. This will ensure that two pops heads do not collide with each other.
Cover the Top with Another Paper Towel
Can you find another paper towel? This paper towel on the top of the cake pop will ensure more safety. The benefits of this top paper towel don't stop here! It will absorb the remaining moisture too.
Your cake pops are now well-protected and free from moisture. So without any further delay, seal off the container.
Place Containers in the Fridge
Make some space in the fridge to keep your yummy cake pops container. Before shutting the fridge door, ensure you don't bump or touch the container inside the fridge.
Method 2 - Storing in a Freezer
Do you want to store your cakes for a month? Dude, it isn't as tough as you're thinking. The taste and texture of the cakes will remain the same if you store them in a freezer.
How can you do that? Let's find out below –
Cover Cake Pops with Wax Paper
First, you need to collect wax paper and rip it off properly. What is the measure? It depends on how many pops you want to cover with a single wax paper. You can cover one or many pops with a single wax paper.
Why use this new wax paper? Well, the wax paper helps to save your cake pops from condensation and won't taste damp.
Fill the Plastic Bag with Cake Pops
Now, you need to take a sealed plastic bag, and place cake pops inside the bag. Need an extra layer of protection? You can use a bubble wrapper below the pops.
It's time to fill the plastic bag with cake pops. After filling, seal the bag perfectly.
Place Your Cake Pops Bags in the Freezer
Now then, place the cake pops in the freezer. But, make sure no one touches or disrupts them. Frequent disruption can crack your cake pops inside.
Bring Out Cake Pops 1-2 Hour Before Serving
Here's the last step! You can't serve frozen cake pops to your guests immediately. So, take out the pops from the freezer and keep them at room temperature for at least 1-2 hours.
You can use your finger to check the pop's condition. Your cake pops are ready to please your guests when the outer layer is not hard anymore.
Storing Method After Dipping
There can be a situation when you dipped cake pops with chocolates, and you don't have an option to store pops in a freezer or refrigerator. So, won't you be able to store them?
Obviously, you can. You have an option to store the pops at room temperature. Cake pops stored at room temperature are best in taste and texture.
Now, let's see how you can store cake pops at room temperature after dipping.
Method 3 - Storing at Room Temperature
Cake pops taste super delicious when you store them at room temperature. The texture and flavor of your cake pops remain the same and ideal. And, it's not for 1-2 days; it's for 1-2 weeks!
You must store the cake pops coated with chocolates or fruits at room temperature. Here's how you can do it –
Cover Cake Pops with Plastic Wrap
Are your cake pops melted with chocolates? Have you decorated them with some granules too? Okay, your pops need more protection now. So, you need to wrap the top of the pops carefully with plastic.
Plastic wrap removes moistures, doesn't make your cake soggy, and ensures protection.
Put Them in an Airtight Box
Damp cake pops are disgusting to taste. Your cake pops become soggy when you don't use an airtight box. A vacuum or airtight box is free from moisture and maintains your cake's taste. So, leave over the pops in an air-sealed box for storing.
If you don't have any vacuum/airtight boxes, you can use the plastic wrap with aluminum foil. It also serves the same purpose of holding moisture.
Store Cake Pops in a Cool and Dry Place.
Store your air-sealed box with cake pops in a cool and dry place. Excess heat may melt your chocolate coating. Tables can be an option for keeping the cake box at room temperature for 1 week unless there is a cake thief in your home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you freeze cake pops after decorating?
Yes, you can freeze cake pops after decorating. Use a paper towel or wax paper to protect the decorated layer of your cake pops. Now, you can store them in a refrigerator or freezer.
How long do cake pops last?
At room temperature, your cake pops will last for 2 weeks. But, if you store pops in a freezer, they will remain fresh for a month.
Well, storing cake pops is not difficult, but knowing the proper procedure may help. If you know how to store cake pops, you don't need to worry about serving your guests anytime or saving those extra pieces. You always have an option to store them in whatever way possible.
And deserts will always be an available item in your dining. I hope these methods will help you store your adorable cake pops properly from now on.
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