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Decorating By patrice2007 Updated 29 Sep 2010 , 9:20pm by patrice2007

patrice2007 Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 3:59pm
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I have a wedding cake due this weekend....white with navy blue scroll work and dots. I'm worried because it has been very hot here and did I mention it will be a outside wedding... So should I use buttercream or royal icing for the scroll work and dots....the cake will be iced in buttercream. Will the royal icing bleed?

Thanks,

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TrixieTreats Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 4:05pm
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I personally would stick with an all shortening buttercream. I think if it is all shortening and it crusts well, it will hold up okay.

Kellbella Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 4:09pm
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Agree with Trixie...all shortening is the way to go!

Marianna46 Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 4:10pm
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Speaking from experience, I'd go with an all-shortening buttercream, too.

cakeflake80 Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 4:11pm
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I would do the scroll work in buttercream. I have read that you can't put royal icing on buttercream because it might not hold up with all the grease.

Loucinda Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 6:29pm
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Do buttercream on buttercream. I use Sugarshack's recipe and did several piped cakes this summer (one in deep eggplant purple) and it held up perfectly.

patrice2007 Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 9:20pm
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Thank you everyone.....buttercream on buttercream it is.

Thanks,
Patrice

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