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I am looking for a frosting for cupcakes that will not spoil or melt at a picnic . It need to hold up for several hours . I need it for this Sunday and I do not use the commercially made bakery sugar and grease stuff.

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What about some type of flavored Italian Meringue? The egg whites are cooked when adding in the sugar syrup and think they would be fine out of refrigeration for a while.

I was afraid the butter would melt in the heat.

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I think Tino meant *only* Italian meringue.  Not buttercream.

I never thought of that. I am so use to making IM buttercream. Maybe I'll give that a try.

I was also thinking about a plain water /chocolate glaze.

I am going to be printing out little logos on the edible icing on the computer to decorate them with.

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Along the lines of a streusel, I had a cupcake recently that had chunks of chocolate and Oreos on top. You could also use miniature marshmallows and do a kind of Rocky Road topping.

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