Storing Buttercream Icing

Lounge By hopeysanders Updated 27 Mar 2011 , 5:20pm by anxietyattack

hopeysanders Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 4:25pm
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i made icing last night...... i was thinking i needed it this weekend, and its not until last weekend. will it last a week. ???????

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Harmonycakes Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 4:46pm
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yes it will last, just cover it with plastic wrap and push it down to cover the whole thing so it doesnt form a skin, and then put the lid on it. keep it refridgerated, and make sure you dont have anything like garlic or anything else stinky in the fridge or it will taste like it.

Elcee Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 6:29pm
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I'd freeze it. Buttercream freezes beautifully in an airtight container.

MissKendra Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 6:35pm
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I freeze mine as well. I put it in a ziplock freezer back, squeeze out all of the air and seal it. I usually that in foil just to be safe. It does freeze beautifully!

hopeysanders Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 8:29pm
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KASCARLETT Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 8:37pm
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It does freeze great! And it doesn't take that long to thaw either. Make sure you stir it after it thaws and before using. I have also left mine on the counter for a few weeks, covered and it's fine. It will separate a little, again just stir it before using.

No matter which method you use, place plastic over it and push the plastic directly on top of the buttercream (where it touches it). This does help to keep it a little fresher because it keeps the air from being on it. (I just noticed that Harmonycakes said the same thing! lol)

anxietyattack Posted 27 Mar 2011 , 5:20pm
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What recipe did you make?

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