Pastry Cream "custard" In A Cupcake. How Long Can I Leave It Out For Before Having Refrigerate

Decorating By Anna1211 Updated 20 Jan 2014 , 2:08pm by leah_s

Anna1211 Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 7:24am
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Hi guys,

 Im planning to full my cupcakes with custard. I was wondering how long i can leave it out for before having to refrigerate them. Planning to serve them at a party =) please advise! I know custard grows bacteria easily..so what is the safety hazard when handling them for cake or fillers?

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Nadiaa Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 12:31pm
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AI would keep them refrigerated until 10 mins before serving time in an air conditioned room, but no more. Pastry cream is very perishable and I'm a bit funny about things like that.

leah_s Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 2:08pm
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Assembly time + decorating time + transport time (if any) + display time = four hours max.  Then they get tossed out.

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