What's Best To Use For Hot Weather?

Decorating By katie1214 Updated 17 May 2011 , 3:36pm by 2txmedics

katie1214 Posted 15 May 2011 , 10:47pm
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I see all kinds of recipes on here so I'm just looking for the expert opinion on what kind of covering would be best for an outside birthday party in June. The cake will be in the shade but it has the potential to be hot and humid in PA in June. I have a high humidity BC recipe from my teacher but I don't like the way it tastes (has that mouth coating thing happening). Does MMF hold up in heat? Any and all opinions welcomed - thanks!

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Marianna46 Posted 17 May 2011 , 2:29am
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I live in a place that's a lot hotter and more humid than PA! I use a VERY thin layer of ganache under fondant. The ganache gets a little wonky for outdoor parties in August, but it works the best of anything I've tried. Strangely enough, however, the all-shortening buttercream, which tastes gross in cooler climates, tastes just fine in hot weather, especially with a spoonful of butter extract thrown in.

poohsmomma Posted 17 May 2011 , 1:29pm
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Indydebi's bc tastes great and stands up well in the heat.

wafawafa Posted 17 May 2011 , 1:48pm
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Indybi buttercream is great

jenabbott00 Posted 17 May 2011 , 2:10pm
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Where can I find this recipe at?

cakegirl1973 Posted 17 May 2011 , 2:32pm
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Originally Posted by jenabbott00

Where can I find this recipe at?

If you google "IndyDebi's buttercream CC" it pops right up. Personally, the only bc I use in heat is Sugarshack's recipe. I love it! You can find it doing a similar search. I prefer using fondant in heat. I've never used MMF in heat, but I don't see why it would't stand up in warmer temps like regular fondant does. Good luck!

Marianna46 Posted 17 May 2011 , 2:35pm
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Unfortunately, I can't get all the ingredients for either Indydebi's or Sugarshack's buttercream here in Mexico, or else I'd probably be using one of them!

wafawafa Posted 17 May 2011 , 2:41pm
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Jena it's here in this web recipes section , it's a great recipe really

ddaigle Posted 17 May 2011 , 3:17pm
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I find MMF get shiny. I am a huge Satin Ice fan myself. Doesn't sweat in the frig like MMF does either. In the summer, I use a crisco based butter cream. All other times I love the Butter Cream Dream recipe. Most criso based recipes that you google will be pretty much the same with a slight difference in how much crisco to add. I also think your extracts make a huge difference in the end result.

2txmedics Posted 17 May 2011 , 3:36pm
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I use Indys recipe and I love it! Im in Hot/Humid Southern Texas...Indys recipe gets a firm crust, but has a wonderful taste and when you cut into a cake its still very moist and the recipe fail proof in the heat

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