Buttercream

Decorating By countrygirlz Updated 19 May 2011 , 9:10pm by LindaF144a

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countrygirlz Posted 19 May 2011 , 4:12pm
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I was wondering how long buttercream icing is good for if it has been refrigerated? I have unused icing in my fridge and wanted to know if I am able to use it? Does it last only days or weeks in the fridge?

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pastrygirls Posted 19 May 2011 , 4:21pm
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i would say that it depends on your recipe. what kind of buttercream are you making? does it have egg whites? does it have butter? does it use shortening? the buttercream i use has egg whites and butter and we keep it around 60*F for a week or more.

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pastrygirls Posted 19 May 2011 , 4:21pm
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i would say that it depends on your recipe. what kind of buttercream are you making? does it have egg whites? does it have butter? does it use shortening? the buttercream i use has egg whites and butter and we keep it around 60*F for a week or more.

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countrygirlz Posted 19 May 2011 , 4:51pm
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It just has butter and shortening and icing sugar with very little milk in it. No eggs but still unsure how long it is good for?

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ConnieJ Posted 19 May 2011 , 5:30pm
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my buttercream is similar to yours but no shortening and i will leave it in the fridge for about a week. if i know i'm not going to use it that soon, i put it in the freezer and that usually extends the life by a couple of weeks.

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LindaF144a Posted 19 May 2011 , 9:10pm
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I think if you do a research on that type of frosting it has a very long shelf life out of the fridge, so it should have a longer one in the fridge. Look around here on CC.

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