What Is the Best Cake Frosting for a Party Outside in the Sun?

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Q: I'm making a graduation cake, and I wanted to use a recipe for an old-fashioned boiled icing that I really like. The party is outside though, and I was concerned about it melting, so I was wondering if that frosting would be okay or if there are other frosting recipes that would be better?

Sent by AlyneEditor: Alyne, most frostings do indeed slump a bit in the heat, so it's best to keep a cake like this chilled until the last minute. You can also use a meringue-style frosting instead, which I find holds up a bit better.

Readers, any advice for Alyne?


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