Bev55 Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 3:16pm
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I was making a baby shower cake this weekend. We had rainy, humid weather. My buttercream wasn't cooperating with me. Is there anything that I can do to make my buttercream more stable in rainy, humid weather? Even my graham cracker houses are softer today due to the humidity. Any suggestions???

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sadsmile Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 3:22pm
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Less liquid in the recipies.

TexasSugar Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 4:24pm
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I have to use MP in my icing in the summer because of the humidity. I can get away with out it in the winter when it is more drier.

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 4:38pm
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It helps if your cake is cold.

I literally have put the decorating bags on those freeze block things in between colors.

Other wise what Texas Sugar said, meringue powder.

prterrell Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 4:51pm
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A dehumidifier in the kitchen or room where you decorate is a great investment if you have any frequency of humid weather in your area.

Stefy Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 5:18pm
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Unless you're going to put a big ole humidifier over the entire state of Florida I don't really see how that solves the problem once you leave the house??

Bev55 Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 6:32pm
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Thank you for your replies. I did add mp to my buttercream last night because my students were making graham cracker houses today. Then the humidity affected the graham crackers. Oh, well!!! The students did complete and enjoy making their houses.

indydebi Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 8:10pm
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I have no idea why, but you might give my icing a try .... I've never had my icing not work right because of the weather. Never knew humidity was a factor until I read about it here on CC. I've no idea why .... I only know it works fine for me no matter what the weather.

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 7:51am
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Originally Posted by Stefy

Unless you're going to put a big ole humidifier over the entire state of Florida I don't really see how that solves the problem once you leave the house??




Too funny and so true!
Try IndyDebi's recipe, it holds up in my area of TX. We can start the day; nice, dry and cool and end, all hot & sweaty. Then get to the next day and do it in reverse.

I'm thinking it's the Dream Whip.

Enchantedcakes Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 12:08pm

I am having issues with the humidity as well this week. It has rained every day here including all day yesturday and now my gumpaste
bow that was hard is now sagging and my buttercream cakes are in the freezer. Thankfully it is suposed to clear up today so that I can do some repair work before the cakes are due later today.

Anyone who thinks Flrida is the sunshine state should try living here! 100% hummidity and raining all month of December.

leah_s Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 1:00pm

Th Whipped Cream Buttercream recipe in the Recipes Section here is heat and humidity stable. There's no cream in it.

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