Has anyone made buttercream dream with water instead of milk? Is it still tasty? I love the recipe, but I don't want to refrigerate the cake.
Buttercream Dream is an American b/c recipe:
Most American buttercreams don't require refrigeration even though they're made with butter/margarine or shortening or a combination of these ingredients and a small amount of milk or cream.
Here's the science:
Vicki, I've been leaving buttercream-iced cakes out at room temperature my entire life (long enough), and never had anything spoil unless we didn't eat it all and the cake dried out! In other words, the "cake science" works: sugar is a preservative, and the milk in the frosting will not be affected by room temperatures. Think about fudge or other candy that is made with cream...