cindy6250 Posted 25 Oct 2005 , 9:34pm
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I'm fairly new to cake decorating and have just begun getting a few cake orders. Here's my dilemma...I have an order for a 12 x 18 sheet cake,
yellow with chocolate icing. The cake is to be delivered to the caterer on Saturday, but the dinner is Sunday. Can anyone suggest a good recipe that will stand up, unrefrigerated overnight? I usually make mine with all
shortening, but have seen several really good looking recipes with butter. Just not sure if that will keep out of the frig....

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cindy6250 Posted 25 Oct 2005 , 9:48pm
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Please can anyone suggest if chocolate buttercream made with butter absolutely has to be kept in frig. The recipe I am thinking of using is 2 3/4 cups shortening, and 3/4 cup butter....Thanks

prettytoya Posted 25 Oct 2005 , 9:49pm
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Cindy-most all recipes, with the exception of whipped cream and those with fresh fruit, can be kept out overnight.

cindy6250 Posted 25 Oct 2005 , 9:55pm
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Thank you for your help. I'm still learning about all this and don't want to make anyone sick...

christiethomas Posted 25 Oct 2005 , 9:55pm
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I made a chocolate buttercream with 1 stick of butter and 1 1/2 cups of shortening and kept it held up just fine with no refrigeration.

PinkPanther Posted 25 Oct 2005 , 9:56pm
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Yes, it will be fine left out overnight. Somehow the sugar acts as a preservative. Here is the link to Wilton's chocolate buttercream. icon_smile.gif

http://www.wilton.com/recipes/recipesandprojects/icing/chocobutter.cfm

cindy6250 Posted 25 Oct 2005 , 10:00pm
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Thanks Christie and Pinkpanther, I need all the help I can get. This is the third cake that I have sold, but I'm trying to modify some recipes to make them better. I am just loving this, it is great fun. The cake I'm making is going to have fall leaves and pumpkins, not real ornate.

PinkPanther Posted 25 Oct 2005 , 11:37pm
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I'm sure it will be great! thumbs_up.gif Be sure to post a picture when you're done!

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