Shelf Life Of All Shortening Icing

Decorating By 2girliesmama Updated 13 Sep 2008 , 11:14pm by indydebi

2girliesmama Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 7:06pm
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How long can you safely keep an all shortening based icing? icon_confused.gif

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taxnerd Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 6:44pm
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I'm not sure exactly, but I've never had it go bad. I usually try to limit time at room temperature to 3 days, but I'm pretty sure it will last even longer. I've kept it about 2 weeks in the fridge without any problems. I've also frozen it for over 6 months. It freezes fairly well. Sometimes I have to just mix it up again with my mixer after thawing because of a lot of condensation.

ThreeDGirlie Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 7:02pm
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When I took my cake decorating class (not Wilton), the instructor gave us an all-crisco recipe to use. She said that it would be good for 6 weeks at room temperature...

After the second class, I no longer used that icing to frost the cakes, just decorations/class stuff. And I used one batch for 4 weeks and it was fine the whole time.

jab Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 7:07pm
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I've left it on the counter for several weeks and have had no problem. If you think about it, shortening last a long time in the cabinet, P. sugar, vanilla, and any other flavorings last forever and water. I have an extra frig, so I put all my icing in it now in air tight containers and it will last for a really long time. If you're using milk or butter I'd say not very long.

2girliesmama Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 9:14pm
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Thanks Guys!! thumbs_up.gif

indydebi Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 9:25pm
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I use milk and it sits on the counter for a long (!) time ... it's fine.

kellertur Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 10:45pm
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I also use a shortening BC (vegan one) with a bit of soymilk...

I'm thinking, soymilk has a much longer shelf-life and fridge-life than cow's milk... so do you think my BC can go longer than 3 weeks in the fridge? I just don't want to make anyone sick...

thanks for posting this question..

indydebi Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 11:14pm
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Originally Posted by K2cakes

... so do you think my BC can go longer than 3 weeks in the fridge?

I leave my regular-milk-bc on the COUNTER longer than that.

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