Help--Icing Suggestions Florida Heat

Decorating By Lee9 Updated 10 Jun 2009 , 5:47pm by jeking

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Lee9 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 8:39pm
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End of June I have a cake for my friends daughters 1st birthday cake. Theme is lots of pink and princess, I have lots of ideas in my head for the design, but it just hit me the party is outside under a pavillion at a state park during the heat of summer in Florida. When I use fondant I use Satin Ice and the BC icing I ususally use is 1/2 butter, 1/2 shortening, and coffee creamer for the liquid.
I've never done a cake that needed to withstand heat, what is the best plan of action. I thought about keeping the cake in a cooler until right before serving but worried about the cake sweating or melting faster once in the heat.
What are your suggestions??

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mindy1204 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 8:43pm
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I use the Wilton shortening recipe and made a cake for Memorial day. I left it in my car for about 2 hrs, didnt want it out at the beach and it was fine. It had Wilton fondant stars on it and they were fine too. I did not use butter though.

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donkeemom Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 8:56pm
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I live in California (very hot summers) and I love indydebi's buttercream recipe it is posted in the recipes here on CC. And she is really nice and helpful if you have any questions you can pm her.

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Lee9 Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 5:27pm
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What about Satin Ice fondant, how does it hold up in the Florida heat?

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Donnagardner Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 5:38pm
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Lee9 I don't have an answer for you but am curious as to where in central florida you are at? I am from Leesburg but live in Kentucky now but have a sister that still lives there and is always looking for cake friends.

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jeking Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 5:47pm
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The satin ice hold up great. Just be sure that you don't roll it too thin. I would highly suggest using high ratio shortening instead of Crisco. We don't have a Costco, but I understand they carry it there. It will stand up the very best. We only use high ratio shortening and never have problems with the heat and humidity.

BTW...I'm in Gainesville, Florida...icon_smile.gif

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