Hi everyone! I hope someone can help me. I have a cake to do for this sunday and its going to be in a park in Miami (which means that the avg temp will be in the 80s or above. Can I do this cake in fondant or should I stick to buttercream? Is there anything I can add to fondant or gumpaste to help it withstand the heat. I was planning on doing it buttercream with some fondant/gumpaste accents (a bow and some flower pattern cutouts). Do you suggest I go with this?
Ok I know its a loaded post but just help me with whatever you can.
Yes you can use fondant. I live in a similar climate and I prefer to use fondant over BC as I find it more stable. One thing to note is to make sure the cake is not shocked from dry AC (or fridge) to hot humid outside, it is going to make it sweat like crazy. If possible put it under a fan outside to dry the condensation to start. Heat is generally not the biggest issue with fondant but humidity can make fondant sticky and shiny.
I'm sure it will survive. If it buttercream can handle it, then fondant can too.