How Do I Prevent Cake Frosting From Melting?

How do you get cream cheese icing (frosting) to stiffen up? It always ends up running off my cake.

By Sandy



January 4, 20100 found this helpful
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Your cake has to be absolutely cool before applying the frosting. Wait at least 4 hours after baking.

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January 5, 20100 found this helpful
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Firstly, try chilling your cake. After it cools, put it in the frige for about an hour. Next use 4 ounces cream cheese, 1/2 t lemon juice, 1/2 t vanilla, and as much powdered sugar as needed to make a god stiff frosting. Bring the cream cheese to room temperature, then whip everything together.

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May 6, 2012

How do bakeries keep butter cream frosting from melting in hot and humid weather when transporting over 250 miles?

By Mary


May 7, 20120 found this helpful
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Could you put it in a cooler or better yet make the cake when you arrive at your destination. That is quite a long way to transport a cake.

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May 4, 2010

How can I make frosting that won't melt in the heat?

By sandy from Alamo, TX


May 6, 20100 found this helpful
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I don't know about "heat resistant frosting" but I see you also live in the South. I'm a baker and I've not had too many problems with the icing melting. Only one occaision that I can remember that it was a real problem. The temps usually hover right around 100 degrees here during the late spring and early summer. I had to deliver my daughter's baby shower cake about 5 miles in the dead of summer. It started melting on the way.
About the best you can do is refridgerate the cake until time to serve it, or keep it in a cooler/ice chest if refridgeration isn't possible. Also, it's best to avoid buttercream icing on really hot days if you are planning an outdoor event. I hope this helps!

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August 1, 2013

I'm making cupcakes, but I'm trying to figure out what's better cream cheese or frosting? I want my cupcakes to look nice and not to melt what do you guys suggest?

By Verenice


August 4, 20130 found this helpful

Cool Whip now makes cream cheese and chocolate frostings. You can find them where you find frozen whipped cream. They are pretty good tasting and give you the best of both worlds.

Not as sweet and still tasty!

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January 3, 2010

We are having a 25th Anniversary party at the lake in a non air conditioned hall. I want to use a whipped cream icing on the cake.

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April 14, 2009

How do I prevent the frosting (icing) from melting at the shower? I use a standard buttercream frosting, and I plan on refrigerating the cake before the shower.

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