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Oct 25, 2008 06:47 AM

Shelf life Cream Cheese Frosting

I made a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting last Sunday (nearly a week ago) and still have a ton of cream cheese frosting left over. I have kept it in the fridge all week, but the recipe says that it can only be stored up to 2 days in an airtight container. Is this for food safety purposes or just consistency / texture's sake? I have tasted it and it seems fine - considering the shelf life of butter and cream cheese I was unsure why the shelf life of the frosting would be short (again, from a food safety perspective, not regarding the texture of the frosting). Does anyone know whether this is still safe to eat?

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  1. Since I routinely keep carrot cake, butter, and cream cheese refrigerated for weeks at a time, I am certain this is fine. So is freezing - there was just a thread on freezing cc frosting. Common sense tells me that the vast majority of storage time limits are arbitrary and foolish. I go by sight, smell, and taste.