How Long Can I Keep My Ganache/royal Icing Covered Cake At Room Temp?

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chudimac11 Posted 12 Sep 2021 , 11:26am
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I made two tiers of a cake a couple days ago and covered with ganache for the first time.  I did a royal icing drip on it and because I’m in such a humid environment, it finally hardened after two days!  I had planned on freezing until the birthday which is in one week.  At this point could I just leave at room temp???  I have a lot of other sculpting to do and since the royal icing is taking so long to dry I definitely need to do it soon!

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-K8memphis Posted 12 Sep 2021 , 11:09pm
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if it was me -- I'd fridge it well sealed in a box and plastic wrapped, or sealed in a plastic bag -- or both --

if we could turn back time, I would ganache and add the drip a couple days prior to serving -- I would have kept the cake frozen until then --

the ganache might lose it's pretty finish thawing out -- might not but that's why I would hesitate to freeze it -- if you do decide to freeze -- thaw it in the fridge slowly for a day or two -- 

best to you

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-K8memphis Posted 12 Sep 2021 , 11:12pm
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to answer your question, nine days is too long to keep a cake at room temp without losing quality -- would most likely still be edible though -- you just risk tasty freshness --

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