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If I make buttercream with powdered meringue and water does it need refrigeration? I am planning to make the day before and serve the next evening. Thanks so much! Great web site!

Cinde - from Dayton, IN

It's best if you keep the icing in a covered air-tight container in the refrigerator overnight.  It will keep up to 2 weeks this way.  Before using, it's best to beat it again. 

Once on a cake, the icing should be okay at room temperature for 2-3 days.


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