Can I Leave A Buttercream Frosted Cake Unrefridgerated?

Decorating By danawitkowski Updated 14 May 2010 , 4:10pm by mamawrobin

danawitkowski Posted 13 May 2010 , 7:02pm
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The cake I made will not fit in my fridge. I'm in the middle of making the frosting, but have not added any milk yet. I'm going to need some time to frost it, so I'm frosting it the night before serving it. In total, it will probably be unrefrigerated about 12 hours, probably even less than that. Is this okay? If not, should I use water instead of milk?

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Kimmers971 Posted 13 May 2010 , 7:05pm
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Yes, it can sit out as long as it isn't too hot/humid. No need to change from milk to water.

jammjenks Posted 13 May 2010 , 7:11pm
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As long as the filling is shelf stable, you do not need to refrigerate American buttercreams.

mamawrobin Posted 13 May 2010 , 7:20pm
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I use milk and I do not refrigerate my cakes. There is a thread titled "icing" that I recommend that you read. Doug explains in great detail why it isn't necessary to refrigerate american buttercreams that are made with milk thumbs_up.gif .

debster Posted 13 May 2010 , 7:26pm
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It's fine, something about the sugar mixing with the milk makes it stable.

Kimmers971 Posted 14 May 2010 , 11:17am
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Yes, it can sit out as long as it isn't too hot/humid. No need to change from milk to water.

mamawrobin Posted 14 May 2010 , 4:10pm
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Originally Posted by Kimmers971

Yes, it can sit out as long as it isn't too hot/humid. No need to change from milk to water.




Our climate is hot and humid 9 months out of the year and I never refrigerate my cakes. Of course at my house the air conditioner is always running.

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