Originally Posted by kimmcannally
I had a customer send me this picture and I'm trying to figure out if it is fondant or buttercream. She wants a cake like this done in buttercream. Is it do-able? It will also have to be outside in August in Alabama heat! I figure I will use Indydebi's buttercream to help with that aspect.
Fondant likely strengthened with tylose/cmc/gum tex or straight gum paste.
NO BUTTERCREAM outside in the humid Alabama August heat!!!!
There is NO buttercream that will hold up to that for any length of time. Even a fondant covered cake with Debi's BC under it shouldn't be exposed to that kind of heat for more than 30 mins., max.
Sometimes, people just can't have what they want. It's a fact of life.