How long in advance can I frost with IMBC and does it have to be refrigerated?
Although I've read where some people feel ok leaving IMBC out a day or so in a very cool place, I never ever leave it out. I believe it's meant to be refrigerated. IMBC lasts in the fridge up to 8 days. It freezes well and is good for...hm, I don't remember, I think it's 3 months.
I recently made cupcakes which I iced in IMBC and then froze for 4 days (more to keep the cake its freshest), defrosted before serving. Scrumptious and the IMBC looked the same as the day I piped it.
Thank you I haven't tried it before so here goes.
You're most welcome. If you haven't made IMBC before, here Here are a few of my favorite IMBC threads. Lots of great info about preparing, flavoring, smoothing and decorating with it.
"IMBC Photos for Inspiration Please!" http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=404613&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0
>>Page two of this post has some of the most fantastically helpful smoothing info from ShirleyW and Antonia74, but all gazillion pages of the thread are full of great info.
"IMBC is it really worth the effort?" taste, decorating with, etc.. http://forum.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=396323&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0
"IMBC and SMBC" differences and similarities, cooking tips etc. http://forum.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=416963&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0
IMBC disaster help!! http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-580848.html
"Making SMBC" a current thread started by jkalman, tons of great info http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-594605.html
(hope these links work, I didn't test them)