Milk chocolate buttercream frozen 7 months
Posted: 20 January 2012 12:16 PM   [ Ignore ]
Jr. Member
RankRank
Total Posts:  37
Joined  2011-05-04

Hi

I didn’t realize until now that I had had some milk chocolate buttercream sitting in my freezer for 7 months.  I want to use it now, but the Cake Bible says that you can freeze it for only 6 months.  Does that mean it’s not safe to eat after 6 months or that the texture won’t be ideal after that period of time?  I believe it is safe to freeze butter for 8 months, and chocolate doesn’t spoil for a long time….Can someone tell me if I can still use this frosting?

Profile
 
 
Posted: 20 January 2012 02:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
Sr. Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  903
Joined  2009-05-25

Hi Singbaker….I’d eat it.  I’ve kept b/c longer than that.  So long as your freezer is cold (chest vs fridge) and well sealed container.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 20 January 2012 06:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  3147
Joined  2010-04-25

Same here.  The stuff lasts forever!! Cakes, too!

Profile
 
 
Posted: 20 January 2012 10:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  4783
Joined  2008-04-16

It will probably be perfect smile

I think often freezing guidelines take into account freeze-defrost cycles, which can shorten the life of a stored baked good.  I have noticed some things loose flavor after a long time in the freezer, but that’s usually related to how well it’s wrapped.

 Signature 

B&T Blog:  Cultured Butter Recipe

Profile
 
 
Posted: 25 January 2012 10:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
Jr. Member
RankRank
Total Posts:  37
Joined  2011-05-04

Thanks so much!  In the past, I have thrown mousseline buttercream so many times after freezing for about 3 months thinking it may have spoiled!  I was reluctant to throw out the milk chocolate buttercream because I used valrhona chocolate in it.  I’m so glad I asked you all!

Profile
 
 
Posted: 25 January 2012 10:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  3147
Joined  2010-04-25

Oh, no!!!!  Keep that mousseline, too!!!  It all keeps perfectly.  Years!!  As long as your freezer isn’t bizarre or funky in any way, think nothing of it.

Profile
 
 
   
  Back to top