Buttercream, Is It Ok To Leave Out???

Decorating By ranbel Updated 26 Mar 2008 , 1:58am by ranbel

ranbel Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 12:33am
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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??


5 replies
loriana Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 12:42am
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Hi Ranbel,

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,

Loriana (Lisa)

adonisthegreek1 Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 12:46am
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I use water instead of milk and also leave mine out for a week or two in an air tight container.

rozdei Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 12:48am
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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.

indydebi Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 1:45am
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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.

ranbel Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 1:58am
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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

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