I am looking for advice for an upcoming event. I am making Pumpkin Spice Mini Cakes for a Fall Fest in my town. The weather is calling for 46 degrees and the event is outside. I would love to use my Cream Cheese Frosting for the cakes because it makes them divine. My concern is the frosting staying fresh. I always chill my cakes and pull them out right before I leave the house. I was thinking about freezing them for a few hours to extend the shelf life. The event is 5 hours long. Hoping to sell all of my cakes. Was planning on letting the customer know that they need to refrigerate the cakes when they get home. My frosting has a high sugar content which can help preserve the frosting. Any thoughts or experience with these issues are greatly appreciated.
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I would not be comfortable leaving cream cheese frosting unrefrigerated for that long. This weekend, we are celebrating a birthday at a restaurant 20 minutes away and I am carrying the cake, which has cream cheese frosting, in my portable cooler. It will stay in the cooler until shortly before it is served. Could be I am overly cautious.
-K8Memphis has a delightful mock cream cheese frosting, which uses white balsamic vinegar for it's tartness, and does not require refrigeration.
I would think using the cold box Sandra said along w/ frz’ing should work But in reality the ones at the end will be out of refrigeration for 6-7 hrs probably will be out of refrigeration at least
freezing does not really extend shelf life — it extends hold time — the icing would be the first thing to defrost anyhow — and it needs to kept under 46 degrees —
I'll second Sandra's recommendation of K8Memphis's white balsamic buttercream recipe.
I recently made a batch of carrot cake cupcakes for a teacher friend of mine who wasn't going to have access to refrigeration for most of the day. The white balsamic buttercream was a perfect replacement for the cream cheese frosting I usually use on carrot cakes.
thank you, lindsay — this is like my one special recipe I came up with that solves a big problem — i’m so glad it works for you