Last night we celebrated Suburban Plankton’s birthday. My sister brought a traditional bakery layer cake, chocolate w/ chocolate frosting. It was very yummy, but as I was eating the celebratory slice, I was thinking to myself was, I cannot wait to have some of this tomorrow when it’s been in the fridge all night.
So I got to wondering if anyone else felt this way.
Room temperature! Seriously, refrigerating cakes makes them more dense and fudge-like. If you like that texture, go ahead, but I prefer my cake nice and airy. When there are cake leftovers (inconceivable, I know, but bear with me), I tent it loosely with plastic wrap and leave it on the counter out of direct sunlight.
Room temp usually, but it depends on the icing. There are some types of icing that work better cold, but your standard buttercream or Crisco-based icing is MUCH better at room temp, otherwise it has a waxy mouthfeel.
Mr. Horseshoe always refrigerates leftover cupcakes, which I think dries 'em out. He says that this is The Proper Way to store them. I just try to eat them before they get dried out. Y’know, as a loving compromise.