Refrigerate A Cake?

Decorating By shanacoleman Updated 10 May 2008 , 10:00pm by leah_s

shanacoleman Posted 10 May 2008 , 8:35pm
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Do I have to refrigerate a cake with whipped cream filling and covered with fondant? I live in louisiana...very humid and hot today...I'm worried if I put it in the fridge it may ruin when I take it out and transport. Please advise.

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shanacoleman Posted 10 May 2008 , 8:52pm
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Please anyone???

mommy_of_3_DDs Posted 10 May 2008 , 9:14pm
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Yes I am pretty sure whipped cream needs to be kept cold...

I have had success with keeping fondant cakes in the fridge... I just allow them to come to room temp uncovered... and keep a small piece of hoisery (clean) filled with powder sugar handy to dust damp spots and blend with fingers...

leah_s Posted 10 May 2008 , 9:22pm
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Actually, you're probably OK on the counter. Whipping cream is "Ultra Pasteurized". I doubt that bacteria or mold could even grow in it, and certainly not in the span of the afternoon.

And BTW, I am a food safety freak.

mommy_of_3_DDs Posted 10 May 2008 , 9:41pm
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Ultra pasturized or not it will spoil if left out at room temp. Food can become toxic in 2 hours at temps above 40 F and below 140 F. That info comes straight from a ServSafe food safety class.

I personally wouldn't take the "chance" of making a bunch of people sick with spoiled whipped cream...

Very bottom of the chart... says to keep it in the fridge...

leah_s Posted 10 May 2008 , 10:00pm
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I stand corrected.

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