I am confused about whether or not buttercream decorated cakes need to be in the fridge. I have seen on other posts that some people do and others do not. I am using the Wilton buttercream recipe with butter and milk.
Are there any resources that can answer this question?
I just want to be sure I am not exposing myself to a food safety issue.
Buttercream is fine at room temp
The Wilton buttercream recipes, and other similar buttercream recipes with shortening/butter/powdered sugar/milk do not require refrigeration due to the high sugar content - the sugar acts as a preservative. Here is a thread at Baking911 about refrigeration and food safety - registration required but worth it!
Thanks so much for the links. I feel a lot better about it now. Don't want to make anybody sick!!