Cakes And Humidity

Decorating By BelleWoods Updated 26 Aug 2009 , 3:22am by pipe-dreams

BelleWoods Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 10:01pm
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I live in Florida, and the humidity here is taking a toll on a lot of my cakes. I have tried refrigerating, but it seems like they melt or shift even faster
when i have to take them out. Any suggestions? Also, any suggestions on working with fondant in humid climates? Or a generally good fondant recipe? icon_smile.gif

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khoudek Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 4:44am
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I live in the south too and humidity and heat are a bummer with cakes. I've gone to denser cake recipes, which seems to help keep the cake intact. And I have the air conditioning on 68 to 70 when working with cakes. Our central air also has a dehumidifier which is a big plus.

pipe-dreams Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 3:22am
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If you're in Florida and the cake will be outside, I would steer clear of the fridge if you can. The temp difference from the fridge to the hot humid weather can be terrible on cakes!!

Indydebi has a great recipe for Butter cream on here...holds up great in the heat and humidity.

http://cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-6992-77-Indydebis-Crisco-Based-Buttercream-Icing.html

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