Does Buttercream Frosting Need To Be Refrigerated?

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Lovemesomecake Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 6:34pm
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If it is made with milk and butter does it need to be refrigerated?? I usually use the Wilton recipe (with just crisco and no milk) but I have discovered that when I use butter and milk it tastes sooo much better! BUT its going to be used under my fondant and I can't put the fondant covered cake in the refrigerator so is it ok to use the buttercream w/ milk under the fondant???

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Kiddiekakes Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 6:39pm
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It will be jsut fine.The sugar contenet in the icing eliminates any possibility of the icing going rancid.It would take a while of warm weather and it being left out to start to go bad.

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amytracy1981 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 6:56pm
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why can't you put a fondant covered cake in the fridge? I've been putting my fondant covered cakes in the fridge for years and they are always just fine.

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Lovemesomecake Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 7:02pm
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Originally Posted by amytracy1981

why can't you put a fondant covered cake in the fridge? I've been putting my fondant covered cakes in the fridge for years and they are always just fine.




REALLY?! I always thought they couldn't be refridgerated so I never even tried b/c I was scared of ruining it. Maybe I'll just refrigerate it then. icon_smile.gif

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amytracy1981 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 7:10pm
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Sometimes the fondant sweats a bit when you first take it out, but it drys up. The only fondant I don't like to refrigerate is fondant that is painted on with food coloring (Ex: a fondant figure with the eyes painted on) because if it sweats it will make the paint bleed.

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