How Do You Store Bc?

Decorating By Jewelsx19 Updated 30 Sep 2008 , 2:14pm by jammjenks

Jewelsx19 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 9:05pm
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I have a couple cakes coming up, all within a week. Normally I make my buttercream and fondant as needed, but I won't have time.

So I want to make my buttercream and fondant ahead of time, how do you store the buttercream? in the fridge or just in a cool spot? Also how long will it keep?


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indydebi Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 10:17pm
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I store mine (made with milk) in an acrylic container on my counter.

abslu Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 10:22pm
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I usually wrap mine in plastic wrap and toss it in the fridge. It acts just fine when I take it out of the fridge, as long as I let it come to room temp. (I use milk in mine too - it's half shortning half butter)

MacsMom Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 10:28pm
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I store mine in the fridge. I've had two batches go bad when left out for a week.

ccarroca Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 11:14pm
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Totally agree with IndyDebi and FYI if you use a plastic container, please be sure that you dedicate it only to your buttercream. If you stored, lets say, chicken salad in it, your bc might have that flavor to it. I like the polycarbonate or acryliic - less likely to absorb flavors.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 11:26pm
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i use sugarshacks recipe. I just leave it a a cool dark place.

I tried freezing it... let it come to room temp and then rebeat...and I didn't like the outcome.

I let one batch (i forgot about it) sit for 3 months.. i still used it! Tasted and was fine.. of course i only used it for a cake for my family.. lol. but no one died icon_smile.gif And every last morsel was eaten.

sweetcakes Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 11:28pm
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i store mine in various plastic glad ware type bowls used only for icing and keep it in the fridge between cakes. i use powdered creamer and heavy cream.

Deb_ Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 11:35pm
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I dedicate 1 day every other week to make all the BC I need for upcoming orders. It's a lot less time consuming for me, than to have to stop and make BC while decorating a cake.

I use the gallon size zip-loc bags, and if it's real hot and humid I put it in the fridge, otherwise I leave it at room temp.

indydebi Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 11:39pm
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dkelly, GFS just started carrying the 2-gallon size ziploks! These are awesome!!

tblide Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 11:44pm
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What about the store bought buttercream? How long can I use out of the same bucket (28 lbs)? Do I have to put it in the freezer or fridge or can I leave it out?

Jewelsx19 Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 12:23am
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Thanks all for the help, I will probably put it in the fridge since this way I don't have to worry about little fingers getting into it.

I never thought about using plastic bowls, luck for me I use this glass with airtight lids I have.


Chef_Rinny Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 12:48am
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tblide- store bought buttercream should be fine if left out as long as its in a cool place and sealed.

tblide Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 1:24am
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Thanks....but I guess what I am trying to ask is.....if I buy a bucket of 28 lbs of the buttercream from Sam's Club and don't use all of it for say 6 it going to be ok as long as I store it in a cool place sealed up? I am just starting to make cakes. No, I am not selling them. Although I am checking on what I have to do to become legal. These cakes are all for family and friends. I have four cakes coming up in the next three weeks. Three of them are in one week, so I wanted to buy the icing instead of making it. After these cakes, I don't know when the next cake is that I will have to make.

ccarroca Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 2:51am
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OOOHHHH I like the zip lock bag idea - I once stored in a previously used tupperware container - yucky taste on my frosting.

jammjenks Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 2:14pm
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Originally Posted by dkelly27

I use the gallon size zip-loc bags, and if it's real hot and humid I put it in the fridge, otherwise I leave it at room temp.

This is what I do.

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