What Kind Of Cake Icing Is Best In Warm Weather?


What is the best icing for an outside wedding in warm weather?

Carrie from Perry, GA



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By Shelli 3 4 04/24/2008

Buttercream frosting will hold up fine in warm weather - definitely do NOT use whipped cream frosting when it's warm - it will melt - take it from a decorator!
I would decorate the cake the night before (where I work I decorate the Saturday wedding cakes late on Friday night),

Happy celebrations!

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By christi 93 320 04/26/2008

This was on my husbands grooms cake and it was wonderful and is now my new favorite icing.
Chocolate Ganache

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Combine morsels and cream a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high
for 30 seconds; stir, Continue microwaving in 30 seconds intervals until
mixture is smooth when stirred. Let cool 10 minutes.

"1 cup"

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By NoName (Guest Post) 04/26/2008

No icing is best for an outside wedding in the summer. They all melt!

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By Rasta (Guest Post) 04/27/2008

7 minute frosting is good and holds up. Check it out on all recipes.com

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By Barbara 4 6 05/05/2008

I have dec' cakes for over 30 years, & the only icing I would use for REALLY hot weather is a royal icing that is made "cutable" by adding a little glycerine, if you can get hold of "Riches Topping " where you are, that is pretty good it is the cream that the "Dairy Queen" uses for their cakes, but I don't know how it would stand up to a really hot day, - best to try it on a small cake before the big event.

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By Barbara 4 6 05/05/2008

Whoops I forgot! you could use rolled fondant, that would be fine in the hot weather.

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