I'm planning a MFF covered dark chocolate cake with strawberry Swiss merengue buttercream for a birthday party at a park. It's pretty nasty here in South Florida, and I'm afraid that the SMB will not hold up to the heat and humidity.
I've seen suggestions to replace 1/3 of the butter with shortening, but I'm not sure how good that'll taste. The other idea I'm considering is filling with SMB and covering w a chocolate ganache.
Any suggestions, recommendations are greatly appreciated!!
I would do a strawberry white chocolate ganache.
Either a recipe like this http://bravetart.com/recipes/StrawberryWhiteChocolateGanacheGF
or have 3/4 cream 1/4 strawberry liqueur
or just use strawberry oil extracts