Need Refrigeration?

Decorating By maude Updated 10 Dec 2010 , 1:40pm by mkight

maude Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 11:10am
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I used heavy cream to make my chocolae buttercream frosting last night. I usually use milk. I don't usually put my cakes in the fridge and left it out. Is it still okay or should it have been refrigerated? Will be delivered this evening.

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pattycakesnj Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 12:15pm
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no need to refrigerate, all that sugar acts as a preservative

leily Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 12:30pm
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assuming that its a crusting buttercream so you only had a couple of tablespoons of cream in there it's ok. No worries since the sugar acts as a preservative (as mentioned above)

mkight Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 1:40pm
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I found a great site explaining this. Micro-organisms need water to grow. Because of the high content of sugar & fat in buttercream, water is bound in such a way that micro-organisms cannot utilize it, a.k.a. water activity control.

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