Editor’s note: We’re starting 2015 on the right foot — and it’s leading us straight into the wedding cake tasting room! This entire month, we’re devoting our Wedding Guru posts to all things cake. Bon appétit!
Outdoor weddings can be really beautiful in the Hudson Valley, but they do present unique problems for your wedding cake.
Dear Wedding Guru:
“I’m planning to hold my wedding outdoors, both the ceremony and the reception, but I’m concerned about how my cake will fare in warm weather. Do you have any suggestions?” — I Wanted My Heart to Melt, Not the Icing
Dear I Wanted My Heart to Melt:
You’ll need to make accommodations for your cake so that it survives the heat. Definitely start by asking your baker for his or her advice. Buttercream frosting may “sweat” in the heat, but there are several recipes that get around this problem. Unless your baker insists that he or she has such a recipe, avoid buttercream. And under no circumstances should your baker deliver your cake frozen! Here are some more tips:
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