How to Store Cupcakes
After the cupcakes have cooled, I keep then in large Tupperware-style containers. Food safety experts recommend that cupcakes with whipped cream, buttercream, cream cheese, or ganache frostings should be refrigerated. While I always keep whipped cream and ganache in the fridge, I often keep my buttercream and cream cheese cupcakes on the counter. I haven’t gotten sick yet (nor have any of my tasters), but if you choose to also leave them out, it is at your own risk. Refrigerated cupcakes should always be brought to room temperature before eating.
If you need to store your cupcakes for more than 3-4 days, most cupcakes can be frozen without a problem.