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asked January 4th 2013

how long will butter cream stay fresh

Does anyone know how long butter cream will stay fresh in the fridge

Thanks a lot 🙂


Hi Cazhgs

For about two weeks in the fridge and a couple of months in the freezer. You don’t have to refrigerate cakes decorated with butter cream, but if you do bring the cake to room temperature before eating so you can taste the flavour.


Thanks for that. My butter cream was made just over a week ago, but I’ve made up a fresh batch to be sure. Thanks again 🙂


I was told that it would stay fresh up till the date of use on the butter.


I keep mine in the fridge up to a maximum of 10 days. I get it out of the fridge the night before I want to use it so that it can come back up to room temperature and I then give it a good beating in the mixer just before using it again otherwise it tends to be a bit too thick to use.

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