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I live in Florida. When I’ve tried to decorate a cake, the buttercream is way too soft. Should I refrigerate it first? I’m trying to make it look like fur and it keeps mushing together.

Erin - from Hallandale, FL

To keep your icing firm, I recommend using one of our High Humidity Icing Recipes. You can find these recipes at High Humidity Buttercream I and High Humidity Buttercream II

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