Keeping custom cakes fresh and intact in excessive heat can be challenging. Here are a few tips:
1.**Refrigerate**: Keep the cake refrigerated until it's time to serve. This can prevent the frosting from melting and the cake from becoming too soft.
2. **Storage**: When transporting or storing the cake, use a cooler or insulated box to maintain a lower temperature around the cake.
3. **Avoid Direct Sunlight**: Keep the cake in the shade and away from direct sunlight, which can cause it to warm up quickly.
4. **Use a Heat Shield**: Consider using a reflective shield or umbrella to block heat from the sun.
5. **Humidity Control**: If possible, try to control humidity levels, as high humidity can cause the cake to become damp and can cause certain types of decorations to melt or dissolve.
6. **Temperature Control**: The optimal indoor temperature for most custom cakes is typically between 68°F to 74°F (20°C to 23°C). However, the ideal temperature can vary depending on the ingredients and design of the cake.
7. **Serve Quickly**: Once the cake is out in the heat, try to serve it quickly to avoid exposure to the heat for too long.
Remember, heat can affect the cake's appearance, taste, and texture, so it's essential to protect it.
Until Next Time!