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Wedding cake + Humpidity = DIASTER

post #1 of 19
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Happy Monday,
I made a 3 tier cake for my little brother's wedding this weekend.
I made all the royal icing flowers two weeks in advance to besure they dried right with the humpidity that we have had in Central Indiana.
Anyways, I made the cake at my parents house, due to no A/C in my mini-van. (Due to trade that van in this fall.) My parents live only 2 blocks from the church. The cake was made with buttercream. The icing started to melt off the cake. It was just awful. I had icing in between the layers. The icing was bulging out of the layers. I had to do a major repair job the icing. It wasn't nearly as smooth as I had it at my parents. Everyone loved the taste and said it looked fine, but I was still disappointed. I don't have a picture to post right now, but when I get one I will post.

Does anyone have any advice on how to handle the humpidity with the cakes and icing? icon_cry.gif

Thank you all for listening and your advice.
post #2 of 19
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The correct spelling is humidity. Just thought I would pass that along.
Thx,
A
post #3 of 19
Ladycake always suggests a product called Stay Ice. Here's her recipe for frosting that holds up to heat and humidity...

http://www.ladycakes.com/Recipes/Frostings/Stay%20Ice%20Frosting.htm
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post #4 of 19
I use ice packs, even with the AC on in the car...just to be safe!
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post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by amariefen

The correct spelling is humidity. Just thought I would pass that along.
Thx,
A



I'm so sure she just made a typo...it happens all the time and I do it quite frequently....You should have been less critical on her spelling and more helpfull with her question. Sorry I have no advice to give on Your cake delima but I'm sure it turned out great. I can't wait to see the cake!
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post #6 of 19
Ok now I look like a horses butt!...Quit being so critical of YOURSelf with your spelling. I just saw that was you that put that post. Daily Brain Malfunction!
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post #7 of 19
LOL tcrema, i was thinking the same thing!!! "Gosh, that wasn't very nice to say to that poor person" I'm glad you pointed out she wrote that to herself! I was thinking we had a mean newbie!
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post #8 of 19
It's ok we all know "humpidity" was a typo.. It was an honest mistake. We're all educated, we can all figure that one out.. We're not in a spelling Bee contest... anyway , Buttercream is not recommended when it is summer. I'm glad everyone was delighted with the flavor and everything of the cake itself.. I'm sure you did a great job.
don't feel bad, you did well..
post #9 of 19
I'm in Florida (and do a lot of beach wedding cakes) so I definetly know what you mean about humidity and melting icing. I add a teaspoon of powdered egg white to help stabalize the icing. And also make sure to keep the icing as thick as possible, while still making it spreadable. Even then, I deliver the cakes in a van so cold that I have to wear a jacket, set it up at the last possible moment, and do alot of hoping and praying that it will last as long as it needs to.
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post #10 of 19
Peacock That is EXACTLY what I thought. I was just floored then I posted and re-read everything and thought ok stupid she corrected herself...now I have to correct myself!
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post #11 of 19
I had to do a double-take on the correction too! I sure hope nobody starts pointing out typos...I'm guilty!
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post #12 of 19
Well, if it makes you feel any better I was a little miffed myself that a fellow poster would be so critical of a newbie. Thanks to tcrema, I now also see the error of my ways.

Boy, that person was about to get pounced on by a bunch of us, huh? LOL!! icon_redface.gif
post #13 of 19
Well it just goes to show everyone that we will stick up for one another and be more helpful!
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post #14 of 19
Oh !!! be very afraid of the spelling Police !!!! icon_smile.gif
post #15 of 19
LoL Eve! To funny!
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