amariefen Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 5:40pm
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Happy Monday,
I made a 3 tier cake for my little brother's wedding this weekend.
I made all the royal icing flowers two weeks in advance to besure they dried right with the humpidity that we have had in Central Indiana.
Anyways, I made the cake at my parents house, due to no A/C in my mini-van. (Due to trade that van in this fall.) My parents live only 2 blocks from the church. The cake was made with buttercream. The icing started to melt off the cake. It was just awful. I had icing in between the layers. The icing was bulging out of the layers. I had to do a major repair job the icing. It wasn't nearly as smooth as I had it at my parents. Everyone loved the taste and said it looked fine, but I was still disappointed. I don't have a picture to post right now, but when I get one I will post.

Does anyone have any advice on how to handle the humpidity with the cakes and icing? icon_cry.gif

Thank you all for listening and your advice.

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amariefen Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 5:44pm
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The correct spelling is humidity. Just thought I would pass that along.
Thx,
A

Lisa Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 5:52pm
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Ladycake always suggests a product called Stay Ice. Here's her recipe for frosting that holds up to heat and humidity...

http://www.ladycakes.com/Recipes/Frostings/Stay%20Ice%20Frosting.htm

MrsMissey Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 6:00pm
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I use ice packs, even with the AC on in the car...just to be safe!

tcrema Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 6:24pm
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Originally Posted by amariefen

The correct spelling is humidity. Just thought I would pass that along.
Thx,
A




I'm so sure she just made a typo...it happens all the time and I do it quite frequently....You should have been less critical on her spelling and more helpfull with her question. Sorry I have no advice to give on Your cake delima but I'm sure it turned out great. I can't wait to see the cake!

tcrema Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 6:26pm
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Ok now I look like a horses butt!...Quit being so critical of YOURSelf with your spelling. I just saw that was you that put that post. Daily Brain Malfunction!

peacockplace Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 6:34pm
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LOL tcrema, i was thinking the same thing!!! "Gosh, that wasn't very nice to say to that poor person" I'm glad you pointed out she wrote that to herself! I was thinking we had a mean newbie!

eve Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 6:38pm
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It's ok we all know "humpidity" was a typo.. It was an honest mistake. We're all educated, we can all figure that one out.. We're not in a spelling Bee contest... anyway , Buttercream is not recommended when it is summer. I'm glad everyone was delighted with the flavor and everything of the cake itself.. I'm sure you did a great job.
don't feel bad, you did well..

C8keLdy Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 6:43pm
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I'm in Florida (and do a lot of beach wedding cakes) so I definetly know what you mean about humidity and melting icing. I add a teaspoon of powdered egg white to help stabalize the icing. And also make sure to keep the icing as thick as possible, while still making it spreadable. Even then, I deliver the cakes in a van so cold that I have to wear a jacket, set it up at the last possible moment, and do alot of hoping and praying that it will last as long as it needs to.

tcrema Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 6:44pm

Peacock That is EXACTLY what I thought. I was just floored then I posted and re-read everything and thought ok stupid she corrected herself...now I have to correct myself!

Lisa Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 6:52pm

I had to do a double-take on the correction too! I sure hope nobody starts pointing out typos...I'm guilty!

marknrox Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 6:53pm

Well, if it makes you feel any better I was a little miffed myself that a fellow poster would be so critical of a newbie. Thanks to tcrema, I now also see the error of my ways.

Boy, that person was about to get pounced on by a bunch of us, huh? LOL!! icon_redface.gif

tcrema Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 6:57pm

Well it just goes to show everyone that we will stick up for one another and be more helpful!

eve Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 7:11pm

Oh !!! be very afraid of the spelling Police !!!! icon_smile.gif

tcrema Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 7:14pm

LoL Eve! To funny!

sue_dye Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 7:22pm

Lisa hi,
In the stay ice frosting recipe it calls for two table spoons of stay ice, what is stay ice and where do you get it.

Lisa Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 7:45pm
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Originally Posted by sue_dye

Lisa hi,
In the stay ice frosting recipe it calls for two table spoons of stay ice, what is stay ice and where do you get it.




Stay Ice is an icing stabilizer. It's supposed to keep icing from melting in hot weather. It's been discontinued in a lot of stores so you might need to call to see if a store carries it or still has any in stock.

This is where Ladycake buys hers from but I couldn't find it listed.
http://www.lafountainsupply.com/bakeware.htm

Used to, may still carry it
www.countrykitchensa.com
www.sugarcraft.com

Still for sale here
http://www.nancysfancys.com/Prices_Cake_Fillings.html

I've never used it so I'm not sure what it's made of. Anyone else know?

sue_dye Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 7:59pm

Thanks Lisa.

amariefen Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 9:38pm

FYI...I was making fun of myself for my spelling error. You guys were making me laugh. thumbs_up.gif

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