i hope this doesn't sounds stupid, but can somebody tell me if you need to refrigerate a cake if you use a cream cheese filling or frosting.
And if you need to refrigerate the cake with creamcheese filling/frosting, how long can you let it outside of the refrigerator?
thanks for reading,
I never made a cream cheese filling/frosting, so could please somebody help me with this.
Yes, cream cheese frosting/filling must be refrigerated. It would be ok sitting out during a party (ie for an hour or so).
thank you for your help
I'm really confused on this one. I looked it up and they said it didn't need to be refrigerated on one site, and then other places said it did. With all of the sugar, it acts as a preservative. so I'm totally unsure, better safe than sorry.
I have used cream cheese as a filling on many occasions and have left it out for several days on more than one occasion and nobody got sick I was totally impressed must be something to all the sugar preserving it.
I was reading on one of the threads that one baker used vinegar per tablespoon of butter ... but I can't seem to find it again. I thought it was a good idea to get the same flavor (or similar) and eliminate the whole spoilage delimma.
Anyone else know what thread that is it might be helpful here.
i don't know where the previous posts are but i use one or two tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar in one batch of icing -- gives a tang without having to deal with cream cheese
That suggestion is in several threads - one of which is the HUGE/ long gourmet flavors of cakes.
Thank you k8memphis, your a wealth of knowledge and so helpful. I found the link and thought it would be good to bump up, because I think it's a good alternative to cream cheese not only for regulations and avoiding spoilage...but adding vinegar to a nondairy frosting, would be a great vegetarian or vegan alternative. IDK that's my two cents. :)
thank you cookiemum