What Frostings and Icings Won't Melt in the Heat?

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Q: What is a good icing that won't melt in the heat?

I'm taking cupcakes to a graduation party on the beach soon and I don't want to have soupy icing.

Sent by Amy

Editor: Amy, my first instinct would be to go with a meringue icing. Since it's cooked it is a bit more stable. You could also try a cooked buttercream.

Whatever you do, though, I would suggest storing the icing in piping bags in a small cooler, and frosting the cupcakes at your party location, instead of ahead of time.

Readers, any good recipes to recommend?


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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.