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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