Hello, I'm making a birthday cake for a coworker. He wanted a cherry filled cake decorated with fondant. I have already baked, filled, and frozen the cake. I need to ice it with buttercream tonight and decorate with the fondant decorations today. I will be bringing it to work to him tomorrow and it will be eaten on Saturday. Is it okay to leave the filled cake out of the refrigerator for a couple of days and then refrigerate once the cake has been cut? I know you are not supposed to refrigerate fondant. If I would have known better from the beginning...
What does your cherry filling consist of? That will determine if it needs the fridge. The buttercream and fondant will be fine out of the fridge.
What kind of filling is it...is it cherry filling from the shelf stable sleeves or is it something you made fresh or from a can? The only thing I would feel comfortable with leaving out for that amount of time is the sleeved filling. Other than that I would refrigerate for sure.
It's the sleeved shelf kind. Basically looks like jelly with cherries. Doesn't seem to be a "creamed" style filling. There is no ingredient information on the package.
It will be fine out on the counter at room temp.
What type of buttercream are you using? If you are using and IMBC, I would refridgerate it but if not, it sounds like it should be fine left out.
Thanks ladies! It's just a "non spoiling" buttercream. Instructor said that you can keep it room temp for 9 months. It's awesome! I'm posting a pic of the cake in my photos now. Tell me what you think!
IMBC can sit fine on the counter as well.