Do I Have To Refrigerate Cake With Butter Cream?

Decorating By shannonmarie77 Updated 13 Sep 2010 , 12:13am by leah_s

shannonmarie77 Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 11:35pm
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I made a 2 layer cake with chocolate butter cream made with real butter. Do I need to refrigerate the cake?

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Marianna46 Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 11:40pm
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No need to refrigerate (unless you really want to). There's enough sugar in buttercream (at least in American buttercream, I don't know about meringue-based ones) to act as a preservative, even when you use all butter. I've kept buttercream for over two weeks out of the fridge, and I live in the hottest place on Earth, or at least one of them (with no kitchen AC)!

shannonmarie77 Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 11:48pm
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Thank you for the reply, last time I used half Crisco and half margarine and it seemed thicker than this time with real butter which looks more like a mouse on the cake.

leah_s Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 12:13am
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You don't even have to refrigerate butter.

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