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melting icing

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Hi ive just joined, quite new to cake decorating, having problems with buttercream melting in this heat ( unusual for northeast England)
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Tell us what your recipe/ingredients are and exactly how hot it is. That will help us determine what to suggest.
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Thread Starter 
Its roughly 200g butter 500c icing suger tiny splash of milk and the buttercream is quite firm thanks
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Sorry forgot to say in this warm weather i wouldnt dare take my cake icing outdoors 80degrees indoor roughly 60degrees, i had to keep putting cake back into fridge to firm up the icing
post #5 of 5
Advice is received years ago from a baker was that icing should have 1 part fat to 4 parts sugar. That was in response to my question of 'why does my icing melt off my cake after sitting for a while?'
In addition to that ratio, I suggest subbing high ratio shortening for a portion of the fat. That can help stabilize your icing if it's warmer.
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