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Topic: freezing buttercream icing?
furball 11/27/2009 8:33 PM
I have extra chocolate buttercream icing from a cake I made for thanksgiving. I put it in the freezer. Can you freeze buttercream? If so, how do you thaw it out? In the fridge? I want to use it for the top tier of a bday cake next week. I thought this cake order was for 2 weeks out, but now it's next week. Thanks!
salsaman42 11/27/2009 8:48 PM
yep, you can freeze. thaw in fridge, then bring to room temp, then rewhip. I've been making mine without milk, I use other liquids or liquers, or water if I have to. Then I can refrigerate it until the butter I used in it reaches it's expiration date, which can be 2 or 3 months...
hpjmom 11/28/2009 1:33 PM
I thaw mine either on the counter or in the microwave, if I'm in a hurry. Be careful in the microwave, though, because it will melt. I use the "soften" setting on my microwave & select the "ice cream" choice. After it's thawed a little, I mix it up in my mixer.

I freeze mine ALL the time. Buttercream freezes well.
furball 11/28/2009 2:30 PM
Thanks so much for getting back to me! Does it matter that I used milk as my liquid? I already froze it. I'm so excited about being able to freeze it!
salsaman42 11/28/2009 7:12 PM
Milks fine if you're freezing...