How Long To Keep Royal Icing

Decorating By SmilieFace Updated 31 Oct 2005 , 11:18pm by SmilieFace

SmilieFace Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 3:37pm
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Hello. I made a batch of royal icing yesterday, and only used half of it. How long can I keep it for?

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stephanie214 Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 3:41pm
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I keep mine in an airtight container in a dark place in my kitchen and I have kept it for a couple of months with no problem.

BJ Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 5:36pm
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When I took classes - I was told it would keep unfridged in an airtight container, out of the heat and sun for 2 weeks. There was a post on this subject a while back and some people said that they actually froze it for months and then let it thaw and re-whipped it and it worked fine. Well, I tried it and it worked! That's what I do now if I have left-over that I'm not going to use in a short period of time. The other option is to do some quick "drop-flowers" - let them dry and put them in an air-tight container so you'll have some ready made flowers for those "sudden cakes needed". thumbs_up.gif

MrsMissey Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 6:42pm
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It will keep for a long, long time! If you have time, go ahead and make up some extra roses, daisies or whatever..never know when you will need them!!

betycrker Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 10:13pm
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I've been told that you can freeze it. Thaw in fridge then rebeat.

SmilieFace Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 11:18pm
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Thanks for the tips. I think I'll freeze the icing and use it later. I made a lot of little decroations already, and am tired...

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