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Best Frosting/Icing Recipe for Heat/Humidity??

post #1 of 12
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I am making cupcakes for a fundraiser; it is a picnic and it will probably be 85 degrees and humid. Does anyone have suggestions for a frosting/icing that I can color and pipe that won't melt?
post #2 of 12
I would do an all shortening recipe if I were you, butter will melt for sure in 85 degrees.
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post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by Ashleyssweetdesigns

I would do an all shortening recipe if I were you, butter will melt for sure in 85 degrees.



Could you recommend one that isn't greasy-tasting?
post #4 of 12
indydebi is supposed to have a good buttercream recipe for this, but I cant get it or any other recipes to pull up I just get a 404 error
post #5 of 12
also SugarShack has an all shortening recipe that people rave about never used it but im sure its great!
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I also keep getting an error when trying to pull up CC recipes.
post #7 of 12
I have tried indydebi's recipe and like it. I live in CA and it's my go to summer buttercream recipe.

But I need to find a different butter extract to put in it. I use the Wilton one and it's just awful. Does anyone have one they like?

Thanks.
post #8 of 12
Try Vanilla, Butter and Nut flavor made by Superior Products, Charlotte, NC. I buy it from Miss Myrts, in Cario, GA. It is the best butter flavor I have tried. You can get it in a clear.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Mickeebabe

I have tried indydebi's recipe and like it. I live in CA and it's my go to summer buttercream recipe.

But I need to find a different butter extract to put in it. I use the Wilton one and it's just awful. Does anyone have one they like?

Thanks.



Do you have the indydebi recipe? Like the other member, I keep getting an error when I try to look up recipes. I appreciate your response icon_smile.gif
post #10 of 12
Crisco-Based Buttercream Icing
By Indydebi on cakecentral

I was given this recipe over 25 years ago by a friend and its the only icing recipe Ive ever used. (I actually didnt know there were other wedding cake icing recipes out there!). All measurements are approximate since Im a until it looks right cook. Too thin? Add more sugar. Too thick? Add more milk. Love the flavor of vanilla? Throw lots of it in there! This icing crusts VERY well and holds up great in extreme heat and humidity (passed the sat outdoors in 90 degrees in August humidity in Indiana for over 5 hours test!)

Ingredients
1-1/3 cups Crisco
1/3 to 1/2 cup milk, depending on consistency needed
3 Tbsp powdered Dream Whip (*)
2-3 Tbsp clear vanilla, depending on your personal taste
2 lbs powdered sugar
(*) A powdered whipped topping mix made by Kraft Foods, usually found in the cake/sugar or Jello aisle in the grocery.

Instructions
Theres no wrong way to mix this. I usually mix all but the powdered sugar for a minute or two, then gradually add the sugar, but the only reason I did this was to avoid the sugar-splash factor. The longer the mixer runs, the smoother it gets. Sifting the powdered sugar before blending helps with smoothness but is not necessary.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by Mickeebabe

Crisco-Based Buttercream Icing
By Indydebi on cakecentral



THANK YOU so much!! I'm going to try it...once I find the Dream Whip!
post #12 of 12
Here is what the Dream Whip looks like so you know what your looking for:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Dream-Whip-2-Ct-Whipped-Topping-Mix-2.6-oz/10292569

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Originally Posted by algal100

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mickeebabe

Crisco-Based Buttercream Icing
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THANK YOU so much!! I'm going to try it...once I find the Dream Whip!
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