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High Humidity Icing Recipe

Summer's high humidity can make your icing and piped decorations wilt and droop. This recipe will help them stay fresh and pretty!
Makes: About 3 cups
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

In large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add vanilla; mix well. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar mixture has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.

Step 2

In small bowl, combine milk and whipped topping mix powder; stir well. Add to icing mixture; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Step 3

Keep icing covered with damp cloth until ready to use. For best results, keep icing bowl in refrigerator when not in use. Refrigerated in an airtight container, this icing can be stored 2 weeks. Re-whip before using.

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5 teaspoons Whipped Icing Mix (or 3 tablespoons of cornstarch)


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1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (softened)

2 tablespoons milk

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High Humidity Icing is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great icing Made a four tier wedding cake for my daughters wedding. The icing tastes devine and held up to the humidity perfectly.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Humidity Icing Recipe! I used this years ago for a wedding cake that I had to transport a long way to the reception. It turned out to be a savior! It was a hot, steamy summer. The cake stayed lovely. So today I am back to get the recipe again because that weather has returned.
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Help Ok i have noticed she said she uses flour but how much? I read above someone asked the same question but didn't get the right answer. Because yes she does say she is using flower, but also say you an omit the flour and icing mix and just use corn startch. So can you please tell us how much flour you use? Thank you
Date published: 2017-06-27
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