Hi there again :) I was wondering if any of you could give me any insight as to how hot, humid weather is going to affect the wedding cake I am currently constructing? This is the first outdoors wedding cake I have done, and I am aware that the humidity is not going to be kind, but, I would love some advice or stories from you all about what I can expect. A little description of the cake.....it is 3 tiers the bottom two are dummies, wrapped in fondant, I did them up on Monday and they are in a clean room waiting, the top tier will be edible cake, with american butter cream, I am using 1/2 butter, 1/2 shortening in hopes of it being more stable. I usually use a mousseline butter cream, but I realize that is not going to hold up at all in the humidity. Anyways, all three tiers will have black scrollwork painted up them with a simple cascade of gumpaste anemone's, that have been hanging and dry for a week, just waiting to be lustered tonight. My biggest concern has been the scrollwork, and I opted to paint it on, rather than use royal or fondant, in hopes that it will have less chance of bleeding, or sliding. Then my next concern is obviously for the fondant on the dummies and the cake itself......I'm terrified of it cracking and falling off the dummies and cake, in the humidity., then lastly, will my gumpaste flowers wilt a little in the temp and humidity?? I am going to insist that the cake is stored in the brides house (the wedding it outside at their house), in the air conditioning, until just before the meal and reception starts, at which time we will bring it out to the display table inside the tent. That is where the cake will sit for the duration of the wedding.
The temps here are supposed to be 25 degrees, but feel like 35 degrees with the humitidy, and there is 70% chance of thunderstorms carrying 15-20mm of rain.......not a great day for a wedding. :(
Anywho.....any advice or stories you could share would be wonderful and help to set my mind at ease if I have a little clue as to what may or may not happen. :)
Thank you very much!