Does Buttercream Melt In The Sun?

Decorating By marion123 Updated 19 Apr 2008 , 12:11pm by indydebi

marion123 Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 10:52am
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This is going to sound like a real corney question, but I'm making my daughter's PRE-K graduation cake for her class. It is in June and will be outside in the playground. My question is, it it is really hot that afternoon, will the buttercream melt? Is there anything I should do to for having it outside?

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veejaytx Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 11:03am
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You might want to make your BCI with all Crisco to make it more stable. The butter will definitely soften in hot weather, and in some cases the icing can slide off.

kakeladi Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 11:17am
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It never did for me. In CA in the middle of summer. A 4 tier wedding cake sat out in the direct sun for *hours* w/o a problem. Used 1/2 butter - 1/2 Crisco w/o a problem icon_smile.gif
If anything instead of melting it got dry.
Bride & family *insisted* I set the cake up around noon in the family's front yard. Not a tree in sighticon_sad.gif
Found out later the reception didn't start until after 6 p.m.

marion123 Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 11:29am
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thanks so much...

indydebi Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 12:11pm
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Mine doesn't melt either. The recipe I use is in the recipe section "indydebi's buttercream".

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