Does anyone have a recipe for buttercream that will be okay in hot weather.I'm making a 12 inch carrot cake for a wedding this friday and it will be travelling 2 hours to the venue. I would prefer a creamcheese icing recipe if you guys have one. Thanks in advance.
I usually just make a basic cream cheese frosting with part cream cheese part butter. Then I refrigerate the cake overnight. If you have the a/c on in the car, I think it should hold up. I'm sure others will suggest shortening, but I like the taste of butter. Is the event indoor or outdoor?
Sugarshack is a good recipe, or anything with little to no butter. The two times I have made cream cheese icing in the summer, they have both melted right off the cake...and they were both less than 10 minutes away. Cream cheese icing is my kryptonite!
I would try a shortening based icing and perhaps add cream cheese flavoring?? I have seen this stuff at the cake decorating store and wondered if this is when it comes in handy. Even with a good a/c, I think cream cheese might be an unstable icing for a 2 hr drive. Good luck to you, I do looooove carrot cake!
thanks for your help