Fondant Vs Buttercream

Decorating By dancinchef81 Updated 24 Jun 2016 , 1:52pm by kakeladi

dancinchef81 Posted 23 Jun 2016 , 5:23pm
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I have a wedding cake in September and the wedding is outside. Bride needs to cut budget so I offered buttercream instead of fondant...but the wedding is outside...We are in Vegas and the temperature will most likely be around 85ish degrees. Will American buttercream hold up outside for this or should I tell her we need to do fondant and fond another way to cut budget?


Thanks!

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ceeselena Posted 23 Jun 2016 , 5:29pm
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This buttercream recipe here works like a charm for warm events. It does use shortening, but when working with heat there isn't any way around it without using fondant.

costumeczar Posted 23 Jun 2016 , 9:23pm
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I wouldn't do an outdoor cake in heat with buttercream. Even if it's protected from direct sunlight it's going to be risky.

kakeladi Posted 23 Jun 2016 , 10:01pm
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Take a look throughout my pix - most of them were done in central CA (just hours drive from Vegas) where we often have triple digit temps (like now) and as you can see many of them b'cream.  http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1394180/doves-bells-and-shells    http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1394180/doves-bells-and-shells    http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1379797/marthas-tower-of-roses      http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1370959/individual-tiered-floral          http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1355355/welcome-new-minister

These ^^^ and many others were displayed outdoors (can't remember the temps)  and held up just fine.  As long as your filling does not need to be frig'd I say you're good to go.  If you can a good icing recipe let me know.

kakeladi Posted 24 Jun 2016 , 1:52pm
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Take a look throughout my pix - most of them were done in central CA (just a few hours drive from Vegas) where we often have triple digit temps (like now) and as you can see many of them b'cream.  http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1394180/doves-bells-and-shells    www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1379797/marthas-tower-of-roses      http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1370959/individual-tiered-floral          http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1355355/welcome-new-minister

These ^^^ and many others were displayed outdoors (can't remember the temps)  and held up just fine.  As long as your filling does not need to be frig'd I say you're good to go.  If you need a good icing recipe let me know.



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