Crusting Store-Bought Buttercream

Decorating By Maluisa Updated 7 Dec 2010 , 1:07am by Apti

Maluisa Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 12:11am
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Is there such a thing? Has anyone used it? Does it hold up in Florida HEAT and humidity? Finally, how would I attach fondant decor to it? I have used buttercream before, but I can't take it outside because it melts badly. Everyone loves my fondant covered cakes, everyone but my husband. I'm tired of having him complain. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Apti Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 1:00am
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Your buttercream melts because you are using real butter. Use a crisco (shortening or hi-ratio shortening) instead of butter recipe. Here's a link to a very popular recipe that holds up very well in humidity:
http://cakecentral.com/recipes/6992/indydebis-crisco-based-buttercream-icing

Apti Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 1:07am
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Here's another thread I brought up (haven't read it, but there are a LOT of entries) using search terms "crusting buttercream high humidity)

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-288073-crusting.html+buttercream+high+humidity

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