Buttercream Decorated Cakes Need Refrigeration?

Decorating By dbmiller02 Updated 20 Oct 2007 , 8:44pm by dbmiller02

dbmiller02 Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 2:49pm
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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.



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KoryAK Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 4:01pm
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Buttercream is fine at room temp

kelleym Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 4:03pm
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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!


JanH Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 6:09pm
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Here's a handy safe storage chart for frostings and fillings:

(From Sarah Phillips of baking911.com - doesn't require registration to use.)


dbmiller02 Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 8:44pm
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Thanks so much for the links. I feel a lot better about it now. Don't want to make anybody sick!!


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