Question About Serving A Mousse Cake

Baking By AgBaker Updated 23 Apr 2015 , 3:05pm by -K8memphis

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AgBaker Posted 22 Apr 2015 , 11:09pm
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So I have never made a mousse cake before and was wondering if a cake filled with mousse can be served at room temp or does it have to be cold?

I am planning on making a chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and the frosting will be buttercream.  Will the mousse ooze out of the cake once it returns to room temp?  will making a buttercream dam help? 


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AAtKT Posted 23 Apr 2015 , 12:52am
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A buttercream dam can help keep it inside the cake, but take into account that regular chocolate mousse shouldn't be outside of the refrigerator for too long, it isn't shelf stable...

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malou1021 Posted 23 Apr 2015 , 3:17am
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Well, you should have about a two hour window after it comes out of the fridge. I'm just going by the many times I've taken the serve safe classes. 

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AgBaker Posted 23 Apr 2015 , 2:57pm
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Thank you for your responses. I should have specified that the cake is just for me and my husband (fr our anniversary) and i do not intend to sell it. I understand it from sanitation point of view but i was just concerned about the structure of the cake. If the filling would ooze out or not making it look not so appealing. We prefer to eat our cakes at room temp :)

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-K8memphis Posted 23 Apr 2015 , 3:05pm
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you can leave it sit out a bit before cutting then just let the sliced servings sit out for a few before eating -- or microwave for 5 seconds -- i microwave my ice cream i like it soft -- but you run the risk of it being too soft to serve best if it cools off all the way -- it squoshes less when it's cold

happy anniversary best wishes to you

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