How Long Can You Leave Cream Cheese Frosting Unrefrigerated?

Decorating By michellewells Updated 27 Aug 2010 , 6:51pm by michellewells

michellewells Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 3:40am
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I am doing a 40th birthday cake for my sister-in-law and one of the layers is a red velvet with the cream cheese frosting covered in fondant.

How long can you leave cream cheese frosting unrefrigerated? Is it 2 hours or less? We are unsure her refridgerator will be able to store the cake until serving time. Please help. The party is Saturday 9/4/2010.

I normally keep it refrigerator until 30 mins before serving if it is an average size cake. This is a 3 tier cake with only the middle cake being covered in the cream cheese frosting.

Please help...


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Creative_Cookies_Cakes Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 4:09am
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I am interested in knowing the answer too.

leah_s Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 4:16am
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Depends on your recipe and the ratio of sugar to cream cheese. The safe answer is no longer than 4 hours unrefrigerated total - including decorating time and display time.

michellewells Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 6:51pm
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The cake would be covered in fondant and it is a simple design and not much detail. So decorating time would be maybe an hour. then it will be refigerated up until I take it to the party. The cream cheese frosting recipe that i use has 1 pack of 8oz cream cheese and 4cups of powder sugar.

Do you still think 4 hours would be ok with that ratio?

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