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Cakes for Outside Wedding

I'm really hoping the cakes won't be out long before serving, and the dessert table will be in the shade. We can bring them outside directly before the cutting of the cake...but the only cake that can be chilled is the actual wedding cake. We are still planning on butter cream for that one, and it will be tiered...but only 2. The problem with replacing the butter with shortening is that the bride specifically asked for home made cakes to avoid the taste of "store bought." I like the idea of the angel food and lemon chiffon with the glazes. My recollection of the 7 minute frosting is that it's incredibly sticky. Am I thinking of the right frosting?
There are a couple of hundred guests, and while the cakes will be sliced, the guests will be serving themselves. So the cakes will be sitting out for a while.

May 23, 2012
PlanetNickel in Home Cooking

Cakes for Outside Wedding

Does anyone have any suggestions for cakes that will hold up to hot weather? We are baking multiple cakes for dessert for my sister in law's wedding this weekend. Originally, we were planning on having a variety of cakes...lemon, carrot, pumpkin....all had cream cheese icing. I have decided on a few bundt pan recipes with just a glaze. We are also having some cookies. Any other ideas? The weatherman is now predicting 97 degrees for this weekend.

May 23, 2012
PlanetNickel in Home Cooking