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For some people leftover cupcakes is like some kind of strange phenomena, right up there with UFO’s. And yet, there are many parties that have a platter of cake goodness leftover. So what to do with them?
Of course, there is always asking guests to take them, giving to a neighbor, or sending them to the office but sometimes that doesn’t get rid of them all. If fact, if it’s the holidays, there is just an excess of goodies around.
You may feel like you are left to stare at them, like they are taunting you, and eat them (which can be a problem) or throwing them out (PLEASE NO!).
Well, what’s a person to do leftover cupcakes?
- You can flash freeze the entire cupcake as is (freeze individually first/link shows how to with berries/same way).
- Another fantastic option is to scrap off the frosting and freeze that separately.
- The cupcakes can be stored in a freezer bag and frosted at another time.
MAKE A DESSERT PARFAIT
(Recipe and storage tips below)
- Remove frosting with a butter knife (see above on freezing info).
- Take the cupcakes and cut them up in squares.
- Label a freezer bag with the contents and the date.
- Lay the cut up cupcake in one flat layer in a freezer zip bag.
- Freeze them up to about 3 months.
- The next time you have company, or want a dessert for one, you can pull out the cake cube bag and make a simple dessert parfait.
- Take a clear glass (great mason jar reuse)
- Add a layer of cake
- A layer of whipped cream, ice cream, yogurt, custard, or pudding
- A layer of fruit
- Repeat layers and garnish with sprinkled cocoa powder, mint, chocolate curls, etc.
*The thing about making a parfait is to have pronounced layers. Make sure you are looking at the outside of the glass while building so you can see each individual row of goodness.
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