I want to make a cake for my son's 2nd birthday. His party will be outdoors, at a local park, next weekend. I plan to do 2 tiers, with buttercream, covered with fondant. I know a lot of ppl say no buttercream under fondant but that's the way we like it. I'm looking at temperatures of mid 80s...minimum. Am I crazy or is this doable? TIA!
Totally doable. I would use all shortening buttercream rather than butter frosting.
Just what SarahJane said.
Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:
The above superthread has popular CC recipes for American crusting buttercream, several types of fondant and doctored cake mix (WASC and other flavor variations) - plus so much more.
Any of the buttercreams in this thread would be suitable for use under fondant in warm weather.
just be prepared to serve early - seriously, if it starts to look like you are having problems, then its time to sing happy birthday!
Thank you so much ladies for the replies and links!! I feel like I can take it on now