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Is there anything I can do to make buttercream icing hold its shape better in warmer weather and for outdoor weddings?

Linda - from Keokuk, IA

We have 2 recipes you might like to try, High Humidity Buttercream Icing I and High Humidity Buttercream Icing II, though nothing is fully stable in very hot, very humid weather. If the cake will be outside, make sure to keep it as cold as possible indoors until the very last minute. Then, keep it out of direct sunlight as best you can.


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