Imbc With Shortening ??

Baking By LuvLyrics Updated 5 Feb 2010 , 6:17pm by tinygoose

LuvLyrics Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 5:09pm
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I leave in South Florida and even now in "winter" we are getting temps of 85 f..I will be making a cake for a friend's daughter and I will be using IMBC. I always make it with butter, but I've heard that it could melt away b/c of the to my question....

Should I add crisco and if I do, what will the ration be?? I know many of you have been working with IMBC and love it, please any advice would be helpful ...also can we make a sticky on IMBC just like the other buttercream we have here...

Thank you

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tinygoose Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 5:18pm
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I add sweetex (shortening) to SMBC when the weather gets to hot. It's not humid where I am, but we do get some hot summer days. I usually sub about 1/3 (or a little less) of the butter for shortening on days when I'm expecting really hot weather, or coloring the icing a deep color. That usual works for around 80-85 degree weather, but still don't put it in direct sunlight.

homemaluhia Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 5:33pm
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I'm in Hawaii. I use SMBC all the time. I've found that so long as the meringue is firm I have no problems. I always use butter. While it is humid here, our temps don't usually go above the mid-80's. And as tinygoose said ... no direct sunlight.

LuvLyrics Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 5:43pm
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Thank you so much ladies, I told my friend to make sure she keeps it under the shade... is sweetex different from crisco?

tinygoose Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 6:17pm
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