HELP!!!!!!!!!!! I have a carrot cake with cream cheese icing, covered in fondant, to deliver in 3 hours. I just realized that I forgot to refrigerate it when I finished covered with fondant last night at 3 am. So now I am torn, is the cream cheese icing bad????? Do I refrigerate it and risk the fondant condensation at this point????
I would definitely get a chill on it for the fact of delivery purposes alone not to mention killing someone--just kididng just kidding. Often times the sugar does act as a preservative. I mean the same bakery that did a helluva business with mickey mouse character pans in the 80's, left cream cheese iced cakes out all the time--never friged anything.
Is it winter where you're at??
I'm in Memphis and I chill my fondant stuff all the time but I deliver sealed in boxes too. So the trip to room temperature is a smoother ride.
Honestly though--you should be ok.
But be more careful next time of course. Four hours is the cumulative marker for leaving hazardous food stuff out of the frige.