How Do I Store My Cake?

Decorating By Neptune84 Updated 23 Apr 2010 , 1:34pm by yums

Neptune84 Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 11:46am
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Hello, this is my first post icon_smile.gif

I was wondering how I am meant to store my cake? It is a mud cake with a buttercream crumb coating and fondant on top. I understand the buttercream needs refrigderation but have been told not to refridgerate fondant as it will sweat. How long out of the fridge can I leave the buttercream?

Thanks in advance!

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psurrette Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 12:16pm
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buttercream does not need to be refrigerated unless you are saving git for a week or more. But a cake that is decorated with it can sit out for a few days. Sugar is a natural preservative. This cake straight from the mouth of my health inspector via me.

yums Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 12:16pm
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I put my fondant covered cake in the fridge all the time and they do not sweat.

Elise87 Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 12:20pm
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What sort of buttercream did you use? Buttercreams with butter or crisco with icing sugar, milk/water and flavouring can be left out for a few days and don't need to be refridgerated

Neptune84 Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 12:29pm
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Thanks for your replies! The buttercream is butter, icing sugar (I think it's called powdered sugar in the US) and a splash of milk icon_smile.gif So I can leave it out for 48 hours with no problems then?

yums Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 1:34pm
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I have seen numerous times on here the debate to refrigerate or not. I know I have also seen often that you do not need to refrig. buttercream but if you don't, doesn't yours get very soft/melt? I know I find it hard to decorate with when it is warm and with summer approaching...........Just wondering if others have this problem.

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