I just saw the weather for this Saturday 104 degrees in Richfield, NC where my cake will be. My normal recipe has real butter. Anyone care to share an icing recipe that could even sort-of hold up to the heat?
The cake will be outdoors of course..LOL!
Thank you in advance
The melting point of butter is about 85°. Shortening melts at about 118°. Of course both will begin to soften more than you'd want at less than those temps. I know some people wont use shortening in frosting. But in temps like that, I don't see any way around it if you're wanting some form of buttercream.
Indydeb's recipe (found on this site) holds up very well in temps like that.
I know heat is not on my side here! I'm worried all the way around but, I promised a cake so I have to do something!
Thanks I found the recipe and I' going to give that a shot! Thanks!