Cupcake Wedding Setup

Baking By Winter1979 Updated 26 Jul 2008 , 2:06pm by tyty

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Winter1979 Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 1:40pm
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What is the maximum number of hours cupcakes can sit out at room temp on a table? I have to set up for a wedding this afternoon and don't want to have them there too long and dry out.


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HerBoudoir Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 1:57pm
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It depends on what's in the filling and frosting. If it's just regular buttercream, they're fine. If it's anything perishible, you have a 2-4 hour window. After 2 hours, the bacteria starts hopping - after 4 hours, you need to throw them out.

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tyty Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 2:06pm
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When I did a cupcake tower of 216 cupcakes, the cupcakes were not filled and I used regular bc that was fine to leave at room temp. The cupcakes were brushed with a simple syrup and iced the night before and placed in cupcake containers for transport. After set-up the cupcakes remained exposed for 3-4 hrs and they were still moist and delicious.

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