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How long does Cream Cheese icing last in the fridge?

post #1 of 5
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Hello, I use the Whimsical Bakehouse Cream Cheese Frosting recipe and am wondering does any one know how long it will last in the fridge?
It doesnt say on their website and I have some that has been in there for 5 days...
here is the recipe
Cream Cheese Frosting
Cream Cheese Frosting made with a little butter has the best flavor, texture, and creaminess. A bit of lemon juice keeps it from being overly sweet.

In the bowl of an electric mixer at medium high speed, beat until creamy:

4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter
Add and cream:

9 ounces cream cheese (three 3-ounce packages)
Add all at once and beat at low speed until smooth:

6 cups sifted confectioners sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Continue to beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.


Yield: approximately 2 cups


Thank you So Much!
post #2 of 5
The recipe that i use is simialar to your's and mine says 3 days but i have kept it up to 1 week and it was fine.

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post #3 of 5
I use a butter/cream cheese buttercream and it lasts a long time in the fridge. Sugar is a preservative. You can freeze it too.

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post #4 of 5
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Thanks guys, its just confusing, some say 3 days others say 1 week, and some even 3 weeks in the fridge, i'm selling cupcakes so I definitly dont want anyone to get sick, my icing was in the fridge for 5 days, and then I put it in the freezer, think it will be ok? It tasted fine and didnt make me sick (gotta love using yourself as a guinea pig lol)
post #5 of 5
Logic... How long do each of the components last individually? Find the weakest link, factor in the sugar as a preservative. Cream cheese is the lowest with a shelf life of a couple of months. Just taste it. I don't use it old, but I do use it to experiment and to take pictures for my site.
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