Which Is The Lesser Of Two Evils???

Decorating By sugarandslice Updated 26 Nov 2009 , 4:48am by sugarandslice

sugarandslice Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 1:48am
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When dealing with fondant covered cakes which is better (or just less bad)??
Hot and dry weather
or
Cooler and humid
??
Sometimes summer just makes me want to cry icon_cry.gif

7 replies
cownsj Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 2:06am
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For me, I haven't had anything worse than humid..... humid anything and I get blowouts in my cakes, and the fondant tears quicker and easier on me too.

diane706 Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 2:34am
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You can't have your cake (or fondant in this case) and eat it too! icon_lol.gif Sorry, I couldn't resist! I would imagine that "hot and dry" would be the lesser of the two evils. Humidity and moisture are never good for fondant. JMHO.

sugarandslice Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 2:56am
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Thank you both. That's what I thought.
I guess the kids will have to put up with being hot for the next couple of days!

diane706 Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 2:58am
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BTW, I love your "Garden Party" cake! Very cute. thumbs_up.gif

sugarandslice Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 3:04am
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Thanks Diane, it's probably my favourite of all the cakes I've done. It was for my daughter's 2nd birthday and a great chance to try out loads of things I'd been wanting to do for ages!

Texas_Rose Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 3:04am
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Hot and humid together is the worst...your frosting will literally drop off the side of the cake when you're walking from the front door to the car, sometimes. Fondant is a little better than buttercream in the heat, but when it's 100 degrees F and 95% humidity it's not a good day for any frosting.

I'm so glad it's not summer here anymore...our hot weather just ended a few weeks ago though.

sugarandslice Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 4:48am
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Thanks Texasrose, but my dilemma is that it's hot and dry here at the moment or I can put the a/c on which makes it cooler but humid.
I think everyone is agreeing that humidity is the worst so maybe I'll leave the a/c off.
Glad your hot weather has passed; ours is just starting! icon_cry.gif

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