I was going to make coral for a shell cake, and was debating on whether to use royal icing or candy melts. I know the royal icing is probably sturdier, but how long will it take to harden?
The cake is due this Saturday afternoon.
If you make it really stiff and don't pipe it too thick, then if you do it asap, it'll be dry by Saturday pm. I piped royal icing pearls on a wedding cake last night, and they were dry to paint with lustre dust this morning. Hop that helps - good luck!
I'm new at the RI but read that 48 hours--Doing some today and will find out! Good luck!
I know this is a old post but I did not want to start a new one (I don't really know if I'm supposed to or not as I'm still pretty new here to CC) but I have a question about drying time as well.
My Wilton instructor told us that it takes at least a couple of weeks for RI to dry? Is this correct? The reason I ask is that my 4 year old accidentally knocked some of my RI flower and my colourflow birds for my class II final cake. If I make more tomorrow (both the RI flowers and the colourflow) will they be dry by the time I need them for class on Tuesday?