I have a wedding cake due Sat. 12:00 noon; 10-12-14 tier. the filling for
the one of the tiers will be a strawberry mousse, made with whole milk and strawberry from the bakery sleeve. I plan on crumb coating Thur. with the filling (of course), will the layers be okay to sit out of fridge until Fri.; my plan is to have all decorations completed Fri. night. Your thoughts.
I always refrigerate with no problems.
my understanding is that sleeved fillings are ok out the fridge. i imagine it says on the packet? that issue aside, the cake will be fine on the counter.
RylanTy and brincess_b thanks you for responding.
If I read that right, you are mixing whole milk into your strawberries when making the mousse, right? I wouldn't chance a dairy product sitting out overnight, I'd refrigerate it. I know there is a whole sugar/fat ratio that makes some things (like ganache) be able to sit out, but unless you know for sure that your mix is shelf stable, I wouldn't do it. That's just me, though, and I'm still new!
I'd refrigerate. A) I would take no chances in hot/humid weather and B) refrigerating keeps the "mousse" from breaking down. I chill my cakes after the crumb coat no matter what I'm using as a filling just as a general rule of (my) thumb.