I don't personally ever use cream cheese icing for wedding cakes, but my friend in Atlanta is having her cake done in Cream Cheese Icing. She's getting married outside at the end of May (read: hot) and the baker wants to bring it and set it up outside at 3-4pm, and the cake wont be served until around 9pm that evening... now, I may be wrong, but isnt that a bit too long to leave cream cheese icing unrefrigerated???
I told her I would find out for her, for sure, because her baker said they thought it'd be fine.
5 hours is too long for any cake in the heat.
A couple of hours in an air conditioned room indoors then yes, but 5 hours outside in the heat. NO WAY. Not only is cream cheese icing softer than butter cream, you will take a BIG chance on getting the guest sick.
No freakin' way. That is one irresponsible baker to say that it will last that long.
Don't do it... not only melted cake but Food Poisioning!!
There's a reason it's called "Hotlanta." Big ol' NO WAY from me.
If I were their baker I would recommend the cake stay inside airconditioned and bring it outside for when they cut the cake for their photo.
OMG....No No No....There is going to be some very sick people...Make sure the EMTs are on hand.