Do you need to refrig. buttercream icing or it is ok to leave out???
I was planning to make up about 2gals tonite for a cake this weekend.
If I do refrig., should I bring it back to room temp before using??
If your buttercream does not have any diary products in it (milk or butter, etc) it can be left out covered in a tupperware or similar container for up to two weeks. This is what I teach my Wilton students. Always stir and smell before you use. I have never had any problems with non-diary buttercream like this. Hope this helps,
I use water instead of milk and also leave mine out for a week or two in an air tight container.
I usually refrigerate it when I'm not using it the same day I make it. I leave it all refrigerated. I'll put it out on the counter anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours before I need it. Just for reference, I use the Buttercream Dream recipe on this site.
I put milk in mine and it sits out for 2-3 weeks on my counter. I learned here on CC that milk and sugar stablize each other.
Thanks... I have mine in glad zip lock gallon bags...I'm guessing that is sufficient storage...and no I don't use any dairy products, therefore I am going to leave it out...
again thanks to all