Hi! I am baking cupcakes for a wedding, as well as one 6" tier for a cupcake tower and i want to know what types of frosting are safe to sit out (30-40 hrs. maximum) unrefrigerated.
I want to bake and frost my cupcakes on Friday for a wedding on Saturday. My home and the venue have a/c and we only need to travel about 20 minutes.
Is there a cream cheese frosting that will work? What about Swiss or Italian meringue buttercream? How about a cream filling? I don't want to get anyone sick.
Thanks in advance!
P.S. I hope this is the right forum for this question. I figured cupcake frosting doesn't need to have the same properties that cakes need.
Here's probably one of the best recipes for Swiss Cream Cheese.
Read her comments thoroughly. I think she does say 12 hours for the frosting.
Here's FromScratchSF blog, with her recipe for SMBC. Again, there's always a discussion that's usually enlightening.
I would go with the regular BC icing with shortening & water both ingredients are safe outside, I keep my CCs on the counter for days & still are perfect
You can also use indydebi's recipe she said that she doesn't refrigerate her cakes at all
you can use the Crusting Cream Cheese recipe if you are wanting a cream cheese style frosting. It is fine to sit out of the fridge, and works great on cupcakes as well as cakes. I will tell you that if you are having warm weather, I usually add just a little more Powdered Sugar.
I love this recipe! It pipes great and tastes amazing!
Kathy Finholt's Crusting Cream Cheese Icing:
1 cup butter
1/2 cup Crisco
16 oz. cream cheese
3 lbs powdered sugar
1 T vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
Mix on low speed for a couple of minutes.
This makes a fairly stiff icing if you use 3-1/2 lb. Powdered sugar. For a softer one you can use 3 lbs. of powdered sugar. Can stay out of fridge for several days. Freezes well.
Thanks everyone! I'm really loving these forums, very helpful!