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    Default Butter or cream cheese icing for birthday cake?

    I'm going to attempt a train cake for DS's 2nd b'day in January. All the recipes I can find have a butter/ buttercream icing. We're having a picnic in the park though, and it will most likely be pretty warm, so I'm wondering if a butter icing will just melt and if I'm better off using a cream cheese icing?

    Any advice/ tips appreciated!

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    Default Butter or cream cheese icing for birthday cake?

    Cream cheese tastes nicer !

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    Doesn't cream cheese melt in the heat too though? I would think butter might be less likely to turn?

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    Default Butter or cream cheese icing for birthday cake?

    We made a train cake when ds1 turned one. We used butter cream, his bday is in feb. we live in Qld had his party in the park and it melted was awful no one got to eat any of it.

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    Thanks for the replies.

    WineTime - I think cream cheese goes soft in the heat but I don't think it actually melts away to nothing, that's why I thought perhaps it would be better.

    SK2BC - oh no , that's exactly what I'm worried about. We're in qld too.

    Does anyone know how those betty crocker pre-made icings hold up in the heat? Maybe that's a better option.

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    Both with melt in the sun.
    I would go with plastic icing (the one you get on wedding cakes etc). It will hold up in the heat. its really not that much harder to work with. You just knead it like dough to sofen it (or colour it) and drape it over the cake. Instead of covering it all in one go you do it in sections and then 'glue' it together with melted jam or something. I actually think is easier to work with.
    Feel free to pm me if you need help.

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    Default Re: Butter or cream cheese icing for birthday cake?

    I would go with marshmallow fondant or ganache. I made ganache icing for a cake last summer and just set it in the fridge and it was fine. Keep it out of direct sunlight too.

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