Many leftovers, such as casseroles, pastas and soups left in the fridge often taste better the next day as a result of the flavors mingling and setting-in. Sadly, cake is not one of these foods that will taste better on day two. Whether placed in the refrigerator or left on the counter in a cake stand, the air can dry the cake, leaving it crumbly and likely wasted. For someone who works to bake and decorate these cakes or spent money to buy one, this end-result can be extremely disappointing.
To avoid the dilemma, one can make sure that the cake is consumed in its entirety the same day it is bought or created. For those who don’t have that big of a sweet tooth, a simple trick can save any leftover cake in the house, which will keep everyone happy for days to come. For this trick, all one needs is toothpicks, some fresh, sliced white bread and the leftover cake. Take the white bread and place it over the cut in the cake. Use the toothpicks to secure it into place.
The process should then be repeated with the other side until all of the exposed cut ends of the cake are covered with the bread. In this fashion, the bread will dry but the inside of the cake will be left moist and flavorful.
The next time leftover cake is a problem in the house, try this easy trick. It’s like Willy Wonka’s Everlasting Gobstoppers… Except with cake. And bread.