Can Buttercream Sit Out?

Decorating By wakycat Updated 21 Nov 2008 , 4:13pm by grammynan

wakycat Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 8:10pm
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(First time cake decorator)
Using ButterCream Dream and ButterCream for Frozen Transfers
I am making two cakes which require a lot of colours. I have read on here that you need to let colours sit for a while when using buttercream because they darken. I would like to make the icing next Thursday to use to decorate on Friday. If I mix the icing and add my colours can I leave them on the counter over night in air tight containers? If I have to put the icing in the fridge do I have to re-whip the icing?

Sorry for all the questions I just want to do things right the first time.

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jlewis888 Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 8:18pm
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I have done this without any problem. Watch your temperature in your house--don't have the heat too high though.

cylstrial Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 11:09pm
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Yes -- it can definitely sit out. I leave mine out for about 2 weeks. And yes.. I always rewhip for a little bit.

kakeladi Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 11:21pm
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Don't expect a lot of color change unless they are dark colors like royal blue; brown; black; red etc.
And as the others said, most "American Buttercream" recipes can safely stay on the counter if properly covered for up to a week or two.
I doubt SMBC or IMBC could.

wakycat Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 11:46pm
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I was worried because the BC Dream has a few table spoons of milk in it.

CookiezNCupcakez Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 8:07am
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wow icon_eek.gif I didn't know BC could stay out that long.... I was wondering this the other day when i saw BC at the local bulk barn and it was not in the fridge ...hummm nthis is good to know... What th best way to keep out? Should be in a container or can I just use plastic wrap over the bowl?? As well can BC be frozen and if so for how long?

CookiezNCupcakez Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 8:22am
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o and how long is Bc good in the fridge??
Thanks a buch u cc ppl rock!

kakeladi Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 12:51pm
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In the frig it can be kept if in a well sealed container for up to a month - depending on the recipe used.
Yes, b'c can be fzn - again if in a well sealed container for over a yearicon_smile.gif
Just covering a bowl w/plastic wrap is not enough. Best in a jar w/tight fitting lid, but Tubberwear type plastics are o.k.

grammynan Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 4:13pm
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I freeze all my colors in the decorating bag. That way when I do a cake I just pick out the colors I need and let them thaw out. Then they go back in the freezer until next time. Sometimes the icing gets thinner, but by the time that happens, I'm ready to fill a new bag anyway.

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