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

April 24, 20080 found this helpful

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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April 26, 20080 found this helpful

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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April 26, 20080 found this helpful

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

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April 27, 20080 found this helpful

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

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May 5, 20080 found this helpful

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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May 5, 20080 found this helpful

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

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