Refrigerate Whipped Bc With Meringue?

Decorating By cakesrock Updated 28 Apr 2010 , 6:10am by prterrell

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cakesrock Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 2:52pm
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Normally the Whipped BC recipe does not need refrigeration, but I substituted hr shortening and butter for crisco. I have heard that yes, butter needs to be refrigerated.

But I have also heard that the meringue acts as a stabilizer(?) so this recipe (even with butter) does not need to be refrigerated?

Does anyone know the answer to this??


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prterrell Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 6:10am
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Stabilizer does NOT equal preservative.

The meringue powder in the recipe serves as an emulsificant.

Butter, btw, does NOT have to be refrigerated. I live in Georgia, and we keep a stick of butter out on the counter year round.

The upshot is, the icing you described does NOT require refrigeration, but that has nothing to do w/ the meringue powder, it would not require it even if you did not have the MP in it.

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