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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Do I have to refrigerate the cake AFTER it's decorated? All the recipes say
to refrigerate the lemon curd after its made up to 2 weeks. But if I fill and decorate tomorrow night for Saturday wedding will it be OK without refrigerating?
TIA,
Diane
post #2 of 22
I use the canned lemon pie filling - no refrigeration required.
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post #3 of 22
If you are making fresh lemon curd, then yes the cake should be refrigerated.
Tara
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Tara
<---wonders if anyone uses REAL ingredients anymore--sugar fruit nuts, cream, butter etc--instead of flavoring chemical cream from a bucket with pudding & jello and calling it "mousse"
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post #4 of 22
Oh fresh, delicious lemon curd is so good...just made some last night. Yep, refrigerate.
post #5 of 22
Fresh is great, but when/if refrigeration is an issue, the pie filling works just fine. I sold 3 lemon cakes a week using it during the last 3 summers and not one complaint.
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post #6 of 22
So are you saying that lemon curd was requested, and canned pie filling was delivered? I know the difference between lemon curd and canned pie filling, they aren't remotely the same substance.

If someone wants lemon curd, they get lemon curd provided they have a cool room, and I deliver cake about an hour after removing from fridge.

I'm sure no one complained, but to answer OP's question without telling her "pie filling will suffice", yes, refrigerate the cake. Mine will be tonight after I fill it, and will remain that way whilst I am not actively decorating it and or delivering it.
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
Even with the lemon curd being "cooked" it still needs refrigeration after filling the cake? I don't have room to
refrigerate the whole cake soooo......
Thanks Loucinda for the suggestion of using pie filling. That might have to be my plan B.
Thanks everyone for the help.
Diane
post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
My customer didn't request lemon curd. She wants lemon cake for her son's grooms cake. She works with my daughter
so I was just thinking about making it a little more special by using the lemon curd for filling.
If a customer requested something special I would never think of substituting without discussing it with them first.

Again, thanks for all the input.
Diane
post #9 of 22
You can do that sure....but if you made a contract with someone for lemon curd, and you give them canned lemon pie filling...I know I'd be pissed!
post #10 of 22
Whew...good! Yeah, I make suggestions to upgrade all the time, it feels nice to give a little extra special something.
post #11 of 22
i don,t think i seen in loucinda's post... that she said anything about she was requested to use lemon curd or even signed a contract to use it..she just said ..that is what she uses when refrigeration is an issue.. i am sure if the client requested lemon curd.. then she makes lemon curd.. not use lemon pie filling.. most anyone would know the difference.. so, slow down, stop assuming that is what she does.. this happens on so many post on this site. people assuming...
post #12 of 22
I wasn't referring to Loucinda, I was referring to OP...since she asked about lemon curd specifically, I was directing my answers in that direction, without suggesting deviations from said lemon curd. So, I don't need to slow down, thanks.
post #13 of 22
Good to know! I have been dying to try lemon curd after watching an episode of MS. I had no idea it needed to stay refrigerated.
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post #14 of 22
Oh it is soooooo good, you;ll love it. And it's really easy to make! Alton Brown's recipe on Food Network.com is good, and Peggy's from What's Cooking America....and the leftovers! Mmmmm...spread on some toast or a scone...pure heaven!
post #15 of 22
Thanks! I'll have to check those out.
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