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jennyjoan | 14:16 Fri 16th Oct 2020 | Food & Drink
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I am going to be baking a victoria sponge tomorrow and want to know how to keep it really fresh for Sunday. thanks

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It should be fine in an air proof food container.
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Err Pasta - I don't have an airproof dish cos I don't bake much if at all. Tomorrow will be the first in years.
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will I wrap it up in cling film and put into fridge
Assuming fresh cream rather than butter cream? If so, cook says just keep it in an air tight container in the fridge but aim to make it within 24 hours of eating rather than longer. You could always make the sponges and seal them in cling film, then 'finish' the cake filling just before presenting for eating.
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right Trevor - that's what I have thought - then after wrapping it in clingfilm - will put it into the fridge, then on Sunday will whip the fresh cream.
If you're just making the sponge and wrapping in cling film, with a view to filling on Sunday, I wouldn't keep that in the fridge, it does dry the cake out.
Once the cakes have cooled, wrap tightly in cling film and store in the fridge. Take the cakes out a couple of hours before you want to finish with jam and cream and serve at room temperature.
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Well vicky sponge has turned out lovely but there is too much - there are two halves - can I freeze a half. thanks
Yes you can freeze it but don't you need two halve to make a Victoria sandwich?
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well thanks Barry - you're right but there was too much so one of the halves is quite high and so I'm going to cut it in two tomorrow and jam and cream. The other smallish one will go into the freezer. ta ta

next time I make one - won't use as much ingredients.
Jenny how thick are the two halves of cake? You are supposed to make two sponges approximately 2 inches thick each then sandwich them together with jam and cream. If you have two thicker cakes then you can freeze one and cut the remaining one into two and sandwich together. What did the recipe suggest?
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I know APG what you are saying but I will "doctor" it tomorrow - just for me and sister. She won't believe I baked it and she doesn't eat much of it anyway but I just felt in a wee baking mood.
Another thing you can do which is especially useful if you are only feeding a couple of people is to freeze one for another time and instead of cutting the other one through the middle cut it in half and sandwich one on top of another to make 'half' a cake. It can look quite nice with the jam and cream showing through and you won't have too much left over. Sounds lovely I could do with making a cake now, maybe I will ,as its tossing it down outside so nothing else to do.

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