Rule Of Thumb

Baking By sweet56pooh Updated 16 Jul 2010 , 8:03am by PiccoloChellie

sweet56pooh Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 5:40pm
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If a cupcake is filled with a chocolate mousse or ganache, does it need to be refrigerated? If they do, how long can they stay out for? What other non-refigerated fillings would you recommend? TIA!!

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kycakediva Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 6:01pm
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I'd would if it contained milk.

PiccoloChellie Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 1:49am
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Mousse - yes, it probably needs to be refrigerated. Depends on your recipe.

Ganache - no, that can stay at room temperature for ~3 days.

As to other fillings, it depends on what you're going for. Preserves, American buttercreams...there are tons of options. icon_smile.gif

Jeep_girl816 Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 2:20am
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Not all things that contain milk need to be refrigerated, otherwise you'd be buying candy bars in the refrigerator section at the grocery store.Something about the sugar content stabilizes/preservers the milk, Doug has explained it very well here and there in the thread universe. Here's one:

sweet56pooh Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 6:40am
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Wow, thanks for the link. That sure had a lot of info. Anyone has any suggestions on what to fill a yellow cake? I don't really want to use buttercream since that is going on top and I prefer something that doesn't need to be refrigerated.

PiccoloChellie Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 8:03am
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If I'm ever at a loss for flavor ideas, I scan through the "big list"

You should be able to find all sorts of fillings there! icon_smile.gif

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