High Humidity Buttercream Icing

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Recipe by stevoph

I live in a country where summer temperatures get to 38C with over 95% humidity. After a few disasters with buttercream melting off my cakes, I developed a fail-proof (and yummy) recipe to withstand the high temperatures and humidity.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, beat shortening butter and margarine till light and fluffy (about 10-15 minutes).
  2. Add icing sugar one cup at a time,beating well after each addition.
  3. Combine corn starch and cream. Add to mixture and beat well.
  4. Add vanilla extract and lemon. Beat well.
  5. Add meringue powder. Beat well.
  6. Thin with a little more cream if too thick, to desired consistency.

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