Originally Posted by BakingIrene
And I am perfectly sure that a bride wants to have a decent looking cake when she cuts it...not something that looks like a trifle that broke out of prison. .
"trifle breaking out of prison." hahaha! Best mental image of the day!
I have brides come to me all the time who tell me that this or that baker assured them that they could "adjus the formula" of the buttercream so that it won't melt. That is total BS, and it just means that they'll pull all of the butter out of the icing, use an entirely shortening-based one and cross their fingers. All-crisco icings don't taste as good IMO, and in the 104 degree heat they're predicting for this afternoon yes, it will still melt. I won't do buttercream for an outdoor recpetion from May-September, and April and October are debateable. If they don't like it they can go buy a melting cake from another baker, but that's what they'll get, a melting cake.