American Buttercream Vs Italian Meringue Buttercream For Wedding Cake In Hot & Humid Weather

Decorating By Jels Updated 17 Mar 2016 , 5:43pm by kramersl

Jels Posted 16 Mar 2016 , 6:35am
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I will be making my very first wedding cake next month (yay!) and was wondering which frosting will hold up best under hot and humid weather conditions. The client does not want fondant on the cake.


Please help. Thanks

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craftybanana2 Posted 16 Mar 2016 , 6:51pm
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An all high-ratio shortening buttercream is what people usually recommend for that. As for a recipe, you'll have to do a search as I only use butter and don't sell cakes.

MBalaska Posted 16 Mar 2016 , 7:55pm
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check out Edna De La Cruz recipe page, she works in Miami or someplace thereabouts in hot humid climate and her cakes are fantastic.


kramersl Posted 17 Mar 2016 , 5:43pm
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I live in south Florida and always use Italian meringue buttercream. American buttercream would be fine, but you have to add A LOT of powdered sugar for it to be stable enough and then it is sickly sweet. 


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