How Long Can Cupcakes With Buttercream/fondant Stay Out?

Baking By pinklatte Updated 27 Oct 2011 , 10:39am by sjlh

pinklatte Posted 18 Oct 2011 , 5:56pm
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The person wants to take the cupcakes with her and travel to a different state and then won't eat them until a day after she gets home. Will they be okay after 2 days out?

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Marianna46 Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 3:41am
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Yes, they will. I've had cakes and cupcakes out for 4 or 5 days in the extreme heat and humidity where I live with no problem. The amount of sugar in buttercream and fondant keeps these two substances from going bad. However, you will need to seal in the whole cake surface, or they might start drying out.

pinklatte Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 7:32am
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Thank you, this is exactly what I needed to know.

MikeRowesHunny Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 9:12am
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You can also brush the top of the cupcake with simple syrup for extra moisture before decorating.

pinklatte Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 4:58am
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Thank you for the info! I will remember to do this.

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Originally Posted by MikeRowesHunny

You can also brush the top of the cupcake with simple syrup for extra moisture before decorating.


DianeLM Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 1:50pm
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If the entire cupcake surface isn't covered with icing, all you have to do is wrap the box in plastic wrap to keep everything inside moist. If you're using an airtight container, you don't have to do anything. icon_smile.gif

sjlh Posted 27 Oct 2011 , 10:39am
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personally I wouldn't recommend storing cupcakes in an airtight container - sometimes the case comes away from the cake if they are stored this way and the fondant icing goes all sticky.

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