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Week old buttercream - ok to use?

(5 Posts)
FIFIBEBE Sat 23-Mar-13 22:22:29

If it is just icing sugar and butter, it will last as long as the best by date of the butter, if you add milk as long as the best by date of the milk.

jennimoo Sat 23-Mar-13 20:11:36

I've used buttercream quite a few weeks after making it before, it seemed fine to me.

schilke Bosnia-Herzegovina Fri 22-Mar-13 13:08:03

Yes, you're right. Never though that butter sits in the fridge for weeks! My mother looked a bit disgusted yesterday when I said i was going to use it.

KatieMiddleton Fri 22-Mar-13 13:06:46

It'll be fine. Just give it a sniff to be sure.

Butter keeps for weeks and sugar is a preservative.

schilke Bosnia-Herzegovina Fri 22-Mar-13 13:01:23

I made too much buttercream last Friday for a batch of fairy cakes. Making another batch now - is this buttercream ok to use or do I need a fresh lot? It has been in a lock & lock container in the fridge....looks ok!

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