How to Store Cake Pops (short and long-term)

Cake Pops are usually prepared with crumbs of cake to shape the palettes. They have become trendy, so it is essential to understand how to store cake pops at home.

You can store cake pops in a cool, dark place at room temperature for a week. Refrigerated, they can last two weeks and remain frozen for six months.

Store Cake Pops

You must keep reading to know the methods and tricks used to store cake pops for a long time.

Keep cake pops at room temperature.

As the cake pops are usually covered with ganache or some other coverage, they can be stored at room temperature, but as long as  

the weather is not higher than 77°F (25°C).

To store them in the right way, you have to do the following:

  • Step 1: Wait for the coverage to dry well.

This way, the figure will not lose shape when you save it. 

  • Step 2: Wrap the cake pops.

You can use plastic film or unique plastic bags to cover pallets. 

  • Step 3: Store in an airtight container. 

If the frosting is hard enough, you can lay the cake pops inside the container side by side without putting others on top. 

If you have a high enough container, you can place a base to place the cake pops upright. 

  • Step 4: Store in a cool, dark place.

It would be best to store it away from the heat or direct light, as in the cupboard or pantry. 

Following all the steps, you can keep the cake pops for a week at room temperature.

Keep cake pops in the fridge

In case it is summer or the average temperature is above 77°Fit is best to keep the cake pops refrigerated.

To do this, you just have to follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Let the cover dry.

So that in this way, it is much easier to manipulate them.

  • Step 2: Wrap.

You can wrap the cake pops with plastic film or use pallet bags. 

If the coverage takes time to dry or is delicate, it is advisable to bring bags for oversized pallets, open them well and prevent them from touching the cake pops.

  • Step 3: Store in an airtight container.

It can be plastic or glass. If the cover of the cake pops is dry, you can lay them down in the container, but they should not be placed on top of each other.

If cake pops have soft coverage, then it is advisable to use a container where they can be vertical. If you don’t have one, you can improvise.

With a square piece of polystyrene, which serves as the base for the cake pops, you should place rods that are longer than the pallets in each corner and lined with plastic film.

If your airtight container is big, place the polystyrene as a base and insert the cake pops.

  • Step 4: Tag.

Setting the storage date is convenient to know exactly how long they have been stored.

  • Step 5: Refrigerate.

Put the container with the cake pops at the bottom of the fridge, where the temperature is much more stable.

If you follow all these tips, cake pops can last two weeks in the fridge.

How to freeze cake pops

Like cakes, cake pops freeze well, although this also depends on the cover and other ingredients it carries. But most can be frozen well and for a long time.

To freeze cake pops, you just need to do the following:

  • Step 1: Wait for the wrap to dry.

This way, they will not spoil when wrapped.

  • Step 2: Wrap twice.

It can be wrapped first with plastic film and then with aluminum foil or waxed. The latter will protect you from condensation and freeze burns.

  • Step 3: Store in a freezer-safe container.

It is always advisable to store the cake pops in a container than in a bag.

Remember to arrange the cake pops side by side, leaving space between them, and not place others on top. 

To fit several, two rows can be placed with the heads of the cake pops in opposite directions and the sticks touching.

  • Step 4: Tag.

Write the storage date. 

  • Step 5: Freeze.

If you followed all these indications, the cake pops could remain frozen for about six months. [1]

Of course, some cake pops will not come out as perfect as freshly made, but they will retain the same flavor.

To thaw them, you only have to pass them to the fridge the night before, and they will be ready to eat in the morning. Of course, you can also leave them at room temperature, but it is much better to thaw them slowly. 

Cake pops can be re-frozen after being thawed, but once or twice. 

How do you know if cake pops are in poor condition?

To determine if Cake Pops are fit to eat, they should not have the following:

  • Mold.
  • Stink.
  • Rancid flavor.

If cake pops have any of these things, you should discard them to avoid intoxication. After being frozen for a long time, some can crack, but they are perfectly suitable for eating. 

How long do cake pops last?

Conservation methodDuration
Cake pops at room temperature1 week
Refrigerated cake pops2 weeks
Frozen cake pops6 months

What is the best way to preserve cake pops?

I could say that the best conservation method of cake pops is to keep them inside the fridge, since this way you can be safe for a long time and when you feel like eating you should only take it, without waiting for it to thaw.

However, for places below 25°C, you can store them in the pantry for a few days without a problem.

If you need to store the cake pops for a long time, then keeping them in the freezer is the most convenient since most covers usually freeze well, and no matter how long they are, the cake pops will not lose their flavor. 

If you want to learn how to preserve another type of food, this site has a wide variety of topics, so feel free to explore as much as you want. 


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