I just finished a buttercream/pirouette wrapped cake. I went to put it into the cake carrier but it's just a shade to tall Can I leave it out overnight-either in a cool place or the refridgerator?
As long as there is not a perishable filling you can leave it out at room temp (coolish room temp) overnight and it will be just fine!! No worries!!
I just wrap my cakes in Saran Wrap and put them in the refrigerator. I don't think I've ever made a cake that DID fit into my cake carrier! Are you worried the pirouettes will get soggy?
I never refrigerate my cakes unless there is a perishable filling. In my house with kids and pets I just lightly cover to protect from dust. Don't fret it'll be fine
the buttercream is Buttercream Dream from this site-it does have 5T of milk-is that enough to cause a problem if I leave it out?
Oh heck no... you'll be just fine!
Buttercream dream will be perfect. Somewhere in the forums there is an explanation of sugar to milk ratio and how it keeps the milk from being perishable. All buttercream recipes are fine to be left out for days. I make my large cakes on Thursday for Sat deliveries and they never go in the frig...also the icing seals the moisture into the cake so it tastes perfect 3-4 days later.
yeah! thank you all so much. As soon as I can find my USB hookup I'll post a picture
Hygroscopic properties of powdered sugar in controlling water activity in frostings: