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If you use butter instead of vegetable shortening to make buttercream icing, does the cake need to be refrigerated after decorating? Karen.

Karen - from Davenport, FL

Unless it is warm and humid, the iced cake can be kept at room temperature for 2-3 days, even when the buttercream is made with butter only. Be sure to keep the cake stored out of direct sunlight.


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