Icing Question

Decorating By srtodd77 Updated 27 Jun 2010 , 5:53am by tonedna

srtodd77 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 6:03pm
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I covered a cake in icing that used butter and milk. I then covered it in fondant not even thinking. Do I need to put the cake in the fridge because of the butter and milk? Will it ruin the fondant if I do that? The shower is tomorrw at 2 and I just did it. Will it be ok to leave out?

Thanks to all you wonderful cake friends!
Rachel

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Marianna46 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 6:33pm
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The cake will be okay outside the fridge. I've heard that the amount of sugar in buttercream (which is one kind of icing that has milk and butter in it) will keep it from going bad. I've left buttercream out for over a week (in the intense heat of my non-airconditioned kitchen) with no problem. Just as long as your recipe has no eggs in it, as in a meringue buttercream, you should be okay.

mamawrobin Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 6:41pm
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I agree with Marianna (as usual) it will be fine out of the fridge. I never refrigerate my cakes and I use milk in my bc. I don't use perishable fillings so that I DON'T have to refrigerate. thumbs_up.gif

srtodd77 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 7:06pm
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There are no egg whites at all. The only perishables were milk and butter. I used the icing as a filling as well. I keep reading everyone's post about refridgerating cakes and it makes me nervous. I have it covered in a cake carrier so I think it will be all right until tomorrow afternoon.
Thanks!
Rachel

mamawrobin Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 7:34pm
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Originally Posted by srtodd77

There are no egg whites at all. The only perishables were milk and butter. I used the icing as a filling as well. I keep reading everyone's post about refridgerating cakes and it makes me nervous. I have it covered in a cake carrier so I think it will be all right until tomorrow afternoon.
Thanks!
Rachel




You don't want to cover a fondant covered cake in an airtight container because it will make your fondant sticky and gummy. Your cake will be fine left at room temperature for several days. The sugar preserves the milk and butter doesn't have to be kept in the fridge anyway. Just make sure that you don't leave your fondant covered cake in the carrier with an airtight lid. It will ruin your cake. thumbs_up.gif

tonedna Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 7:39pm
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I agree, it will be fine outside as long as you have AC runing. And mamawrobing
is right, some things are better left outside. The airtight container is not a good idea. If you want to cover it, use a cake box. It let's air move through.

Edna icon_smile.gif

Marianna46 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 1:56am
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It works just fine even without the AC running. This is the harsh voice of experience speaking. It's really hot here ALL THE TIME!

tonedna Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 5:53am
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haha Marianna. I can't do that here, just getting a bit humid and it can spell
disaster when traveling with a cake that the icing is too soft
Edna

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