southernmommy22 Posted 27 Jun 2012 , 1:14pm
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I am making a wedding cake for a friend and shes getting married outside. The weather is going to be 91 and sunny. The will have shade pavillion in a park. She wants a whipped icing like betty crocker whipped.The cake will be out for 2-3 hours before it is eaten..... Whats a recipe that will hold to the heat.

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BakingIrene Posted 27 Jun 2012 , 1:30pm
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I think you need to tell your friend that what she wants is not going to hold up to that kind of heat and time.

If she wants the cake to have whipped icing, then she needs to have sheetcakes that can sit in a fridge or in picnic coolers until they are cut and served. That's not a big deal. Those cakes will taste great and you can make dried icing flowers to add to each plate.

But if she wants a decorated cake then you need to negotiate something else. The whipped icing will soften up and the cake might even fall apart.

southernmommy22 Posted 27 Jun 2012 , 2:33pm
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What about pudding, whipped cream (in tube) and geleton to help hold up????? If i did use this how long will it hold up outside???

BakingIrene Posted 27 Jun 2012 , 3:42pm
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Hi, the problem is that all of your options get SOFT in the heat. You can't make tiers and guarantee that they will hold up.

If your friend agrees, then make her 4-6 cakes of any shape so that there are NO cakes sitting on top of other cakes. You can use royal icing or gumpaste to make decorations ahead of time that are DRY. These will survive well in the heat.

Put the cakes on a table with flowers in between--it will look very festive but it won't fall apart. You can add a dummy cake in the middle with any topper that the bride would like and that can be her souvenir.

Then you can use the Pillsbury or Betty Crocker fluffy icings. Do not use pudding or anything made with milk if you can help it.

ktbeths Posted 28 Jun 2012 , 3:39pm
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Have you tried Rich's Bettercreme?
See the Bettercreme Fun Forum by Melvira for recipes, tips, etc...

sweettreat101 Posted 3 Jul 2012 , 7:54pm
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Go to Sams Club (bakery) and purchase a bucket of Bettercreme or Frostin Pride non dairy whipped icing. Tastes really good and you can get a huge bucket for under 20.00.

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