Hi once again!!!!! My friends here at CC have been nothing but help and more help lately! You guys are the best! Therefore, I have another question.
I just received my copy of "cake doctor" that so many of you recc. I get! And I went right to work on my Mom's 80th birthday cake for Sunday's party. I am making the Chocolate/Almond cake...The recipe says to store in the frig. My guess is because it has buttermilk in it. I really hate keeping my iced and decorated cakes in the frig.......do you really think I have to????????????????? Would it be fine once decorated to leave on the counter over night until the party??? Thanks!!!
I don't think that it would be a problem to store overnight on the counter. I have made a buttermilk cake before and left it out without an issue, but I am not an expert. Maybe someone else can give you a technical reason why it would be needed.
I use buttermilk in my chocolate cakes and leave them out all of the time. You're fine to leave it out.