I'm making a cake for Mother's Day tomorrow and am getting ready to ice it. Normally I don't refrigerate my cakes. However, I tried a new recipe for frosting I found on here that has heavy cream in it. Should that be refrigerated??? For some reason I remember reading an article that stated that if there is powdered sugar in the recipe it doesn't require being kept cold...it preserves it or something??? But I can no longer find that article.
I'm really tight on space and am hoping the consensus would be "no", but obviously if I have to, I will
Thanks so much!
No you don't have to refrigerate. There is a thread titled "icing" that you can read and Doug gives a very defined answer as to why it doesn't require refrigeration.
Thank you!!! I found the article very quickly. I had read about the sugar preserving awhile ago on another site, but couldn't find the page I had bookmarked. They didn't go quite into the detail Doug provided. I love understanding the science behind things so thanks again
Would you mind giving more details on how to find the article"icing"..... I went under "articles" and typed "icing" in and could not find it....I would love to read and have for reference... Thank you so much..
That's the link to the icing thread.