What Frostings Are Safe Unrefrigerated?

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Takeelah Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 2:05pm
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Hi! I am baking cupcakes for a wedding, as well as one 6" tier for a cupcake tower and i want to know what types of frosting are safe to sit out (30-40 hrs. maximum) unrefrigerated.

I want to bake and frost my cupcakes on Friday for a wedding on Saturday. My home and the venue have a/c and we only need to travel about 20 minutes.

Is there a cream cheese frosting that will work? What about Swiss or Italian meringue buttercream? How about a cream filling? I don't want to get anyone sick.

Thanks in advance!

P.S. I hope this is the right forum for this question. I figured cupcake frosting doesn't need to have the same properties that cakes need.

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imagenthatnj Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 2:20pm
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Here's probably one of the best recipes for Swiss Cream Cheese.


Read her comments thoroughly. I think she does say 12 hours for the frosting.

Here's FromScratchSF blog, with her recipe for SMBC. Again, there's always a discussion that's usually enlightening.



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Cupcations Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 2:46am
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I would go with the regular BC icing with shortening & water both ingredients are safe outside, I keep my CCs on the counter for days & still are perfect

You can also use indydebi's recipe she said that she doesn't refrigerate her cakes at all



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NanaSandy Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 3:33am
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you can use the Crusting Cream Cheese recipe if you are wanting a cream cheese style frosting. It is fine to sit out of the fridge, and works great on cupcakes as well as cakes. I will tell you that if you are having warm weather, I usually add just a little more Powdered Sugar.
I love this recipe! It pipes great and tastes amazing!

Kathy Finholt's Crusting Cream Cheese Icing:

1 cup butter
1/2 cup Crisco
16 oz. cream cheese
3 lbs powdered sugar
1 T vanilla
1/2 tsp salt

Kathy says:

Mix on low speed for a couple of minutes.
This makes a fairly stiff icing if you use 3-1/2 lb. Powdered sugar. For a softer one you can use 3 lbs. of powdered sugar. Can stay out of fridge for several days. Freezes well.

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Takeelah Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 3:00pm
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Thanks everyone! icon_smile.gif I'm really loving these forums, very helpful!

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