Fondant Cake W/ Perishable Filling: How Long Can Last Out?

Decorating By Amela270 Updated 22 Oct 2010 , 9:59pm by tsal

Amela270 Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 7:33pm
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Hi Everyone,

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I would like to know how long a fondant ccovered cake with a perishable filling can sit outside of the fridge without being refridgerated (ie. mousses, fruit curds, cream cheese fillings, etc.)?

For example:

If I left my fully decorated fondant cake with perishable filling unrefrigerated overnight in an air conditioned room on Friday and then took it to the reception on Saturday where it would sit on the presentation table until the bride & groom cut the cake (around 9pm), and the remainder would be served at the midnight sweet table, would it still be ok since it will have been unrefridgerated for around 27 hours (from 9pm Friday night until 12am Sunday)?

Or alternatively, if I took my chances with putting the fondant covered cake that has perishable fillings in the fridge overnight on Friday, and took it out at around 12pm on Saturday (to give it around 4 hours to sweat and dry off any condensation in front of a fan), would it then be ok to sit on the presentation table until it is cut and then served at the midnight sweet table, meaning it would have been unrefridgerated in this scenario for 12 hours (from 12pm Saturday to 12am Sunday)?

I know there are other alternatives such as using non-perishable fillings only , using commercial sleeves, or adding flavored oils to buttercream, but I would like to understand whether or not I can offer other options of perishable fillings to brides as well?

Thanks for your help!! icon_biggrin.gif

5 replies
rvercher23 Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 7:50pm
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Do not leave perishable fillings out for more than a few hours. Fondant is fine refridgerated. I always refridgerate my cakes with fondant. You wouldnt want to get someone sick.

Amela270 Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 8:08pm
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Thanks for your reply rvercher23 icon_smile.gif So in that case if I refridgerated the cake overnight from Friday to Saturday, would it still be ok to sit on the presentation table until it is cut and then served at the midnight sweet table, meaning it would have been unrefridgerated in this scenario for 12 hours (from 12pm Saturday to 12am Sunday)? Or is that still too much time to sit out unrefridgerated, even though it had been previously been refridgerated overnight on Friday up until noonish Saturday?

KJ62798 Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 8:22pm
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That is way too long for it to sit out--I think I posted on the duplicate to this thread that Health codes (in my state) say NO MORE than 4hours at room temp for perishable fillings.

Kristy

JanH Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 8:25pm
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tsal Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 9:59pm
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It's funny because I read a thread yesterday in which people were saying that they leave cream cheese frosting out for 3 days without issue.

I use SMBC which is considered perishable and because I'm an absolute food-safety nut, I refrigerate. I've heard people say that they have left it out overnight though.

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