Why Why Is Royal Icing Drying All Crackled

Baking By vmw774180 Updated 27 Jan 2006 , 2:45am by Jenn123

vmw774180 Posted 26 Jan 2006 , 7:56pm
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This doesn't happen everytime, but a few times, the royal icing will take forever to dry on my cookies and then when it does dry it looks all crackled. HELP!! Could it be humidity or something I am doing wrong!!!

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Jenn123 Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 2:00am
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Are you thinning it like a glaze? Sounds like maybe you thinned with water. Try thinning with egg white instead and don't get it too wet.

vmw774180 Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 2:10am
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You know I can't remember, but I probably did thin with water. I used meringue powder to make the icing, so I should use reg egg whites to thin?

Jenn123 Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 2:45am
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I think that might help. Using a fan to dry them quicker might also help. Mostly I think you got it too thin.

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