Wednesday, June 4, 2008

How long do cupcakes last?

It's amazing - well, to me anyway! - that the No 1 question folks ask is this one.

The answer is pretty easy - normally, until they are all gone!

BUT, there is some science to it, and these are the recommendations I make to my clients:

If your cakes are a classic vanilla, chocolate or other flavoured butter cake, then you have about 3 days in which to enjoy their cakey goodness.

If your cakes are a muddy cake, whether chocolate, raspberry, dulce de leche (caramel) or milk, you have a good 5 days of enjoyment.

Carrot and walnut cake, and our signature dragonfly cakes, will also last you a good 3 - 5 days.

However, if you add cream cheese frosting to any of these cakes, no matter what cake base you have, for safety's sake, please consume within 3 days, and these little lovelies must be refrigerated! (And, as we all know - I hope! - refrigerating a buttercake is not kind to the cakes internal texture, and it will become dry very quickly, so these varieties should best be eaten on the day you receive them)

Happy cupcaking!

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