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March 11, 2021

Safety of Frostings and Fillings

Submitted by Karen Blakeslee

Last year, we completed a study on the safety of frostings and fillings for foods. We tested almost 50 recipes to get a broader picture of the science behind these recipes. This study was not done to provide recipes.

Please review this publication and share with your food judges, foods leaders, 4-H members and others. You will see that we are not changing any of the guidelines that we have had in place the last few years. Now we have data to back this up. We have provided a simple guideline to check recipes and they must show it has more than 65% sugar to meet safety guidelines. This will be the responsibility of those who prepare the food to insure it meets these calculations. Judges will not have time to calculate this during the judging time.

Please see the publication, associated data, and presentation I gave at the August 2020 FCS Update at https://www.rrc.k-state.edu/judging/index.html.  Please let me know if you have questions.