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Dee1October 3, 2008

Does cream cheese frosting have to be refrigerated? I hate to have to keep a cake in the fridge because of space limitations, but I love cream cheese frosting!

Dee in Michigan

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Absolutely! Ever keep brick of cream cheese in fridge too long & go to use it & it is moldy,black ugh Well then you mix cr. cheese, milk , butter& powdered sugar & you have a regular mold factory if you don't refrigerate. If I make a 9x13 cake I can usually squeeze it in on top of milk & juices, if you have bunch of kids they'll have it on the floor getting the milk out. It does freeze well, cut your cake up & freeze it in small portions & take out just what you want & be safe. Some food poisoning is very nasty. Don't chance it!I've known people that went to wedding & 50 were in hospital. In that case it was a salad dressing not cold enough at a fancy hilltop buffet place also had another party that night & 200 more got sick, health dept numbered them. Some were in hospital for a week. Not something to fool around with!!We want you on the forums!!! LOL But this is serious-don"t do it! Jan

    Bookmark   October 4, 2008 at 2:16AM
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Wow, I'm so glad I refrigerated that cake. I had never made any kind of frosting before, but common sense told me that cream cheese probably should be kept cold. I love cream cheese frosting...the homemade kind, but the stuff you buy in the cans is not so impressive. Thanks so much for your reply sunny.
Dee in michigan

    Bookmark   October 4, 2008 at 12:14PM
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A cake frosted with a cream cheese frosting will keep perfectly well for 2 or 3 days at room temperature.
The frosting will get soft, but won't mold in that short a period.
sugar is a mold deterrant. Ever see moldy fudge? it has butter and milk in it.
Linda C

    Bookmark   October 7, 2008 at 11:11AM
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That would depend on the climate.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2008 at 6:09PM
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I have also kept mine out until the cake was gone with no problems (3-4 days). I wouldn't leave the block of cream cheese out, but have never had a problem with a cake. I don't want to eat cold cake, and I couldn't exactly microwave a slice of cake.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2008 at 6:54PM
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