Refrigerate Cream Cheese Frosting?

Baking By annakat444 Updated 7 Jun 2012 , 12:59am by PinkLotus

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annakat444 Posted 6 Jun 2012 , 11:42pm
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Hi everyone! I'm working on a fondant cake for tomorrow (my first one) and have a quick question. I need really rich chocolate icing for the cake. I wanted to do a chocolate cream cheese frosting, but wasn't sure if it has to be refrigerated? I was told that the powdered sugar acts as a preservative, and anytime a frosting recipe calls for butter, milk, cream cheese, milk, etc. that it would not need to be refrigerated. Just wanted to verify this before I did this and then ruined the cake, lol. Thanks!

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cakemagic Posted 6 Jun 2012 , 11:58pm
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I wouldn't chance it. Creme cheese is dairy and needs to be refrigerated.

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annakat444 Posted 7 Jun 2012 , 12:04am
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Thanks, that's what I was thinking too. I just really wanted to use chocolate cream cheese frosting. I just can't find a GOOD chocolate frosting recipe that doesn't have dairy of some sort in it....all the ones I've tried have just been ok, but nothing special.

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PinkLotus Posted 7 Jun 2012 , 12:59am
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Have you tried the (can't remember the brand) cheesecake flavored oil? It adds a cream cheesey flavor without the required refrigeration. I was skeptical, but tried it and actually quite liked it.

ETA: Sorry, just did a quick google, and the brand is Lorann!

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