Piping... Royal Icing Vs Buttercream

Decorating By pinksugarcake Updated 27 Jun 2010 , 11:36pm by BlakesCakes

pinksugarcake Posted 18 Jun 2010 , 1:26pm
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I am making a light blue cake with small tip piping swirls all over it with white orchids. Should I use Royal Icing or Buttercream? The cake will be outdoors in June in Michigan.

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jqorso Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 8:01am
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What will the cake be iced with? (ie fondant, BC, etc)

pinksugarcake Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 11:42am
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Buttercream and the cake will be put in a fridge and then sit outside.

jqorso Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 5:44pm
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Buttercream should be fine as long as it's one that can deal with the heat and humidity. HTH

tonedna Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 5:52pm
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If you are using buttercream icing, there is no need for you to pipe in royal icing. Its better to stay with buttercream.
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BlakesCakes Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 11:36pm
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Definitely buttercream!

With the heat, the grease released from the buttercream covering combined with condensation from the humidity in the air will RUIN royal icing--quickly!


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