Outdoor Summer Wedding - Fondant Or Buttercream?

Decorating By ByrdieGirl Updated 30 Jul 2008 , 2:47pm by ByrdieGirl

ByrdieGirl Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 10:43pm
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I am making my brother's wedding cake and the wedding is in August...high 90's and no humidity. I'm pretty new at cake decorating and I just wanted to know what is better for the heat....buttercream or fondant? Or do you have any other suggestions? Does fondant melt or droop? Thanks for your help!

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Chef_Stef Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 10:51pm
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INdoor cake.

Seriously? Fondant with a little BC under it will be fine, but oh how I hate outdoor cakes.

peg818 Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 10:52pm
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if you can do fondant that would better handle the heat, Of course it is still sugar and sugar does melt.

jibbies Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 11:50pm
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If it's possible, leave the cake indoors. Maybe you could put it on a rolling cart (covered up of course) just have it out for the cake cutting so the pictures will match and then take it back inside to cut and have some helpers bring pieces out to the guests.


ByrdieGirl Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 2:47pm
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Thank you so much for the replies!!! This helps....going to do fondant!!

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