frosting that will hold up in heat

(North Carolina)

I have to do a cake this weekend for my family reunion that will be outside. The last cake that I did for an outside party looked like the frosting(buttercream) was just going to run off the cake. What can I do to differently to the recipe or is there another type of frosting that I can make for this occasion.When you buy cakes from the grocery store and walmart that are whipped icing they dont do this. I really need your help. thanking you in advance.

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Aug 21, 2009
High Ratio Shortening
by: Michelle (admin)

Your best bet for buttercream that will behave nicely in hotter weather is to use a product called high ratio shortening. You can buy this from some cake decorating suppliers, or if you have trouble finiding it, ask your local bakery. They often use this and may be happy to sell you some.

Good luck.

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