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When you use cream cheese in a frosting, can you then leave the frosted item out with no refrigeration?

Julie - from Southgate, MI

Cream cheese icings/frostings, even when placed on a cake, should be refrigerated. They can remain at room temperature no more than 2 hours; less if it is very warm.

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