Cream Cheese Icing Question

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TheDomesticDiva Posted 4 May 2010 , 10:12pm
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I don't personally ever use cream cheese icing for wedding cakes, but my friend in Atlanta is having her cake done in Cream Cheese Icing. She's getting married outside at the end of May (read: hot) and the baker wants to bring it and set it up outside at 3-4pm, and the cake wont be served until around 9pm that evening... now, I may be wrong, but isnt that a bit too long to leave cream cheese icing unrefrigerated???

I told her I would find out for her, for sure, because her baker said they thought it'd be fine.

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Ballymena Posted 4 May 2010 , 10:17pm
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5 hours is too long for any cake in the heat.

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Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 5 May 2010 , 1:20am
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A couple of hours in an air conditioned room indoors then yes, but 5 hours outside in the heat. NO WAY. Not only is cream cheese icing softer than butter cream, you will take a BIG chance on getting the guest sick.

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costumeczar Posted 5 May 2010 , 2:18am
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No freakin' way. That is one irresponsible baker to say that it will last that long.

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cakemom42 Posted 5 May 2010 , 2:31am
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Don't do it... not only melted cake but Food Poisioning!!

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jammjenks Posted 5 May 2010 , 2:48am
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There's a reason it's called "Hotlanta." Big ol' NO WAY from me.

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ladyonzlake Posted 5 May 2010 , 2:52am
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If I were their baker I would recommend the cake stay inside airconditioned and bring it outside for when they cut the cake for their photo.

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patticakesnc Posted 5 May 2010 , 2:54am
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OMG....No No No....There is going to be some very sick people...Make sure the EMTs are on hand.

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