Making Buttercream In Hot Weather

Baking By newmamabaker Updated 14 Sep 2019 , 6:31pm by SandraSmiley

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newmamabaker Posted 14 Sep 2019 , 5:24am
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Hi all, 

New here and new to cakes. I discovered a passion for decorating cakes. Hoping to learn from all of you wonderful bakers! 

My main question I cant seem to find an answer to...

Is it possible to make buttercream in hot weather? My house isn't air conditioned and the weather is really hot and humid here in Hawaii. Everytime I try to make buttercream, it comes out grainy and sometimes not stiff.. even when I use all Crisco. So I'm thinking there's nothing I can do to help my buttercream if I'm making it in a hot and humid kitchen.

Thanks in advance!

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SandraSmiley Posted 14 Sep 2019 , 6:31pm
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I've never tried to make buttercream in conditions as extreme as yours, newmamabaker.  I live in an area which gets really hot and humid, but we have air conditioning.  Even so, it is still trickier in the summer.  Have you considered doing ganache instead of buttercream?  It would take a bit longer for it to set up, but should probably work.  In case you are not familiar with ganache, it is melted chocolate and heavy cream.  Many sites on line which explain the ratios for each type chocolate and how to make it.

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