Do My Cupcakes Need To Be In The Fridge?

Decorating By pkec00 Updated 26 Sep 2010 , 2:13am by loves2bake

pkec00 Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 4:35pm
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I made cupcakes for my daughter's party (tomorrow). I frosted them with buttercream dream frosting. Should these be in the fridge? Did I mess up with frosting them too soon? Help!

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KJ62798 Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 4:56pm
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I'm not sure what is in the buttercream dream recipe but if it is stable at room temp leave them at room temp. I find that cuppies dry out quick in the fridge--just too much unfrosted surface that allows moisture to escape.

I would put them in a covered container at room temp. They should be fine.


pkec00 Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 6:41pm
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It contains milk--so wasn't sure if they'd spoil...

KJ62798 Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 6:59pm
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Unless there is A LOT of milk, most buttercreams have so much sugar that the milk gets preserved. I use IndyDebi's BC recipe for cupcakes and it is good at room temp for weeks even w/the milk in the recipe.


pkec00 Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 7:05pm
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Thanks. The recipe is double--probably about 8 tbsp of milk, total...maybe 9.

KJ62798 Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 8:13pm
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That's nothing for milk. Indy's uses up to 1/2c per batch and is fine at room temp.


loves2bake Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 2:13am
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Cupcakes should maintain on the counter just like a cake would. Like KJ62798 says, the vast amount of sugar will stabilize the milk. I have never had a problem with leaving them out on the counter (covered) for several days at a relatively cool room temp.

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