I have recently "stumbled" into working at a small little bakery in my small town. The owner is very new to this business as well, so we are both learning as we go :) I have a question about how to store cupcakes iced with cream cheese icing. We were told by SC DHEC (South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control) that any item that was iced with cream cheese icing must be stored in a refrigerator. So that means, when we make Red Velvet Cupcakes and ice them with Cream Cheese Icing we have to place them in a fridge instead of in our display counter with our other cupcakes and we end up selling these cupcakes cold to our customers.
Is this something you deal with? Is there a way around this? I have heard that storing cupcakes in the refrigerator drys them out quite fast and I really don't like the idea of selling a cold cupcake to my customers.
Any ideas or suggestions would be most appreciated!
Thank you! Julie