Decorations In Hot Humid Weather

Decorating By billiev2000 Updated 12 Mar 2011 , 9:27pm by luddroth

billiev2000 Posted 12 Mar 2011 , 3:54pm
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I am doing a cake for the 4-H fair. What should I use to make the decorations out of? I need something that will hold its shape for 7 days in hot humid weather.

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luddroth Posted 12 Mar 2011 , 4:15pm
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Nothing I know of will hold up to 7 days of hot humid weather, unprotected. Gumpaste, pastillage, and royal icing can take a fair amount of heat, but high humidity will make them wilt after a bit.

billiev2000 Posted 12 Mar 2011 , 5:04pm
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That's what I was afraid of. I'm using a dummy cake so I don't have to worry about anything tasting fresh, I just needed the decorations to hold their shape. I have never worked with anything that would hold up for that long, just wasn't sure if anyone else had.

luddroth Posted 12 Mar 2011 , 9:27pm
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The best bet, I think, would be several layers of royal on the dummies, then royal icing decorations.

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