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I left my buttercream out last night and realized this morning. Would it still be ok? I use 1/2 crisco and 1/2 butter. 

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It will be just fine!

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It will be OK unless the cat had a lick of it...you left it well covered, right?

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Haha! Whats wrong with that? Don't yo know animals mouths ate cleaner than a humans? (Gag!!
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We used to buy a nice box of doughnuts for weekend breakfast.  The cat quickly discovered that we always included the Boston cream type.  She would pry open the box with her nose if it was ever left on the counter.  She could scarf down a whole Boston cream doughnut by herself...and not even touch the others.  But that of course was only a few people eating out of the same box, not reselling them as somebody else's doughnuts...

 

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     Too bad, BakingIrene. The world can use all the good-humored bakers it can get. Not that the rest of you aren't good-humored - it's just that we still need all the upbeatness we can get our hands on!

     Buttercream is stable for days on end. It's meant to be left out. How could we use it on cakes otherwise? A no-pets-in-the-kitchen policy isn't a bad idea, either. If I start calling my roaches pets, do you think they'd all leave for the living room? (Don't panic, I always cover EVERYTHING - I know where I live, and the amount of bug spray needed to get rid of the critters here would poison my whole family, not to mention my cakes. My kitchen is spotless, by the way. It's the heat and the humidity).

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Originally Posted by Leahmaria7981 View Post

I left my buttercream out last night and realized this morning. Would it still be ok? I use 1/2 crisco and 1/2 butter. 
Yes it will be fine. But come over to the yumier side and use high ratio shortening instead of Crisco
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I would feel a lot happier about icing left out of the fridge overnight if I knew it was made without milk or cream or egg custard.  And that the room was cool.  

 

I have left the Wilton snow-white buttercream (made with meringue powder) on the counter overnight.  But heck, those egg whites have been processed so much that they couldn't rot if they tried...

 

I have also left cake iced with cooked meringue icing (like seven minute with extra powdered sugar NO fat) out on the counter for 2-3 days without any ill effects. The icing gets hard after a day and that takes care of any bacteria dumb enough to try to invade.

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Fat and sugar are wonderful natural preservatives.

 

American buttercream also has very little liquid in it, too, which is the real culprit in bacterial growth and spoilage.

 

So, recipes that use very little water are great--- and recipes that use heavy cream or whole milk (which up the fat content even further) are even better when it comes to sitting at room temp.

 

Your product is just fine having sat at room temp overnight.

 

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Fat and sugar are wonderful natural preservatives.

American buttercream also has very little liquid in it, too, which is the real culprit in bacterial growth and spoilage.

So, recipes that use very little water are great--- and recipes that use heavy cream or whole milk (which up the fat content even further) are even better when it comes to sitting at room temp.

Your product is just fine having sat at room temp overnight.

Rae
So I use heavy whipping cream in my buttercream. So it's fine to leave it out at room temperature for alittle while? I usually refrigerate right away
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I use hi-ratio, butter and cream and will leave it out 4-5 days with no problems. I eat it, and my husband and kids do too, while I typically use the freshest for my customers, no more than 2 days. 

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I use high ratio shortening and heavy whipping cream in my buttercream.... the more fat content the yummier it is....just my opion
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So I use heavy whipping cream in my buttercream. So it's fine to leave it out at room temperature for alittle while? I usually refrigerate right away


Yes.  Just like Anna says above^^.

 

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