Hi - I've read several posts on concerns of BC holding up in heat and humidity. I have two graduation cakes for next weekend which I want to use Dixie's Icing on - so decided I should run a test first.
If interested here are the results of the test - needless to say I was thrilled! Please ignore the awful decorating job - I was in a hurry and didn't have time to do anything 'pretty'. Needed to use an edible image, gumpaste, and a deep color to make sure it didn't bleed.
Thanks so much for posting your results! Tried and true - can't beat that! Now you can relax about that aspect of the two upcoming cakes
I am completely impressed! I just went to her website to find out more and went ahead and ordered the sample pack to try out! I was thrilled to see that you can mix cream cheese in her icings to make a sturdier cream cheese icing! Whoo hoo!
Thanks for the field test! I might be a convert to RTU Icing...I used to think that stuff was nasty, but Dixie's sounds really yummy! We shall see...
Fluttercakes - let me know what you think of it. Its the only BC icing the gang here likes (and I've tried almost every recipe out there). It does not crust, as I'm sure you saw on her website, but it is a dream to work with and super easy to get a smooth cake. Again, please do let me know if you like it and if you have any good tips for taste combos. Adding creamy peanut butter is fantastic.
I really don't mind that it doesn't crust, but I just had a thought...can you use stencils on it or it that completely off limits? Or maybe you could just freeze it for a while just to make the icing hard enough so that the stencil won't stick? Thoughts?
Good idea to try freezing it - never tried a stencil but I guess I'll have to now - the woman who answers the phones there could probably let you know the best way.
Where do I get the recipe for this BC? I have a wedding in August that is outside, I'm trying to find the best icing for this situation.
You can freeze it for a short time and should be able to stencil on it as soon as you take it out of the freezer. I froze it and traced a design on it and it worked fine. Dixie is local and I took classes from her........she is amazing. That's how I found out about chefmaster colors and I wont use anything else now. You can get a true red or black without waiting for it get darker and it doesn't take much color.
Tiggy2 - do you use the chefmaster gel, powdered, or concentrated colors? Thanks.
I use the liqua gel and the super red is awsome.