Hot Weather And Frosting! Help Please!

Decorating By cwhite27 Updated 3 Jul 2009 , 7:48pm by cwhite27

cwhite27 Posted 2 Jul 2009 , 5:54pm
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I have a cake that needs to be frosted in the dead heat of summer. The party will be outside and the average temp will be about 100. Is there a frosting that will stand up to this heat?
Also, I have a problem with keeping my frosting from softening quickly when I'm working with it. I have hot hands, I am lost at how to frost cakes without using 5 bags and rotating them out.

Any suggestions to the above problems would be greatly appreciated.

~Thank you~

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jodilee Posted 2 Jul 2009 , 8:01pm
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I've heard that Indydebi's Crisco -Based buttercream icing holds up well in the heat and humidity. You can find the recipe on here in the recipe section. I haven't used it outdoors in the heat yet but, I can tell you it tastes wonderful. It also crusts very well. Good Luck

jodilee Posted 2 Jul 2009 , 8:02pm
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I've heard that Indydebi's Crisco -Based buttercream icing holds up well in the heat and humidity. You can find the recipe on here in the recipe section. I haven't used it outdoors in the heat yet but, I can tell you it tastes wonderful. It also crusts very well. Good Luck

jodilee Posted 2 Jul 2009 , 8:04pm
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I've heard that Indydebi's Crisco-Based buttercream icing holds up well in the heat and humidity. You can find the recipe on here in the recipe section. I haven't used it outdoors in the heat yet but, I can tell you it tastes wonderful. It also crusts very well. Good Luck

G_Cakes Posted 2 Jul 2009 , 8:10pm
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Indydebi's recipe works great and I would recomend you using it as it will hold up to the heat.

I too have the hot hand syndrome and what I do is keep a bowl with cold ice water near by.

When I find my hands are starting to effect the icing I just take a 2 min break and immerse my hands in the cold ice water bath.

Sounds like a pain in the @ss but it seems to work for me.

Hope this helps you icon_smile.gif

jodilee Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 1:50am
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ooops, sorry for replying 3 times!! something must have been wrong with this site earlier because I noticed other people had multiple posts too.

cwhite27 Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 3:12pm
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Thank you for the suggestions! I'm new at cake decorating, so the well seasoned advice is appreciated.

Thanks

sweetcakes Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 5:37pm
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the plastic disposable cake decorating bags also heat up the icing quicker i find. Are you using those? you could try the parchment paper or the featherweight bags.

sweetcakes Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 5:38pm
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the plastic disposable cake decorating bags also heat up the icing quicker i find. Are you using those? you could try the parchment paper or the featherweight bags.

cwhite27 Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 7:48pm
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I will have to try that. I like using the disposable bags because of the easy clean up, but if it will keep my icing from melting on me a little longer I'll give it a try.
Thank you~

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