I made cupcakes tonight with my 3 year old daughter (very cute). They are yellow cake with strawberry ganauch(sp?) filling inside and strawberry flavered buttercream. The ganauch is made with chocolate chips, frozen strawberries that were thawed and pureed, butter and powdered sugar. I did not know if they needed to be refridgerated because of the strawberries. Do they?
I am not really sure....but to be on the safe side, I would.......well, strawberries can sit out for a period of time..........better to be safe though.........
strawberries are very acidic and will break down when exposed to warmth over a period of time. I usually try to use the rule of thumb that if it is produce involved or dairy fridge it. It is better to be safe than sorry. I would hate to see all that work you put in with your daughter go to waste.
Good luck! Sounds yummy
Yes, you will need to keep them in the fridge. Cooked fruit falls into the 2 hour rule - you cannot keep them between 40 degrees and 140 degrees safely for more than 2 hours - longer will promote bacterial growth and possible food bourne illness.
Okay, experts, here's another "fridge or no-fridge" question. I made some Coconut Ice for the first time today. (A no-cook candy recipe.) It has one can of sweetened condensed milk, over 4 cups of dessicated coconut, over 3 cups of powdered sugar, and a little vanilla. The shapes I molded dried out and sort of hardened, although they have a fondant-like texture when eaten.
Can I store these in Ziplocks on my counter, or do they need the fridge? I'm thinking that buttercream and fondant don't need the fridge, and this seems similar, but not sure. Anybody know?
If there is condensed milk (which needs refrigeration after opening) then yes....I definitely would!!