Royal Icing Becoming Royal Pain

Decorating By sylly Updated 25 Oct 2007 , 2:43am by sylly

sylly Posted 22 Oct 2007 , 6:59pm
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icon_cry.gif I am attempting a spider web for the side of my cake and I can't seem to build it up strong enough for the web not to crumble when I try and remove it from the parchment paper. Any ideas on how to make it stronger?? THanks

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chovest Posted 22 Oct 2007 , 7:04pm
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What about using the white candy melts instead?

chovest Posted 22 Oct 2007 , 7:09pm
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Sorry, I hit submit before I was done. Another option is to use a silicone mat (like a Silpat), they should peel off of the silicone easier than the parchment paper.

DianeLM Posted 22 Oct 2007 , 7:34pm
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Pipe your royal on plastic cling wrap (Saran). It will practically fall right off. Also, make sure your royal is well-beaten. If it's starting to deflate and separate, that will weaken your webs. Use tip 2 or larger with a full line. Don't move your tip too fast.

sylly Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 11:04pm
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Thank you both- the saran wrap worked perfectly and the web is awesome!! icon_smile.gif

ac2steachk Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 11:15pm
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We can't wait to see a picture!

sylly Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 2:22am
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so.... one of my 'wonderful' cats took a leap right on top of the web when I stepped away. LOL Still, I did make a cake and, while I would have loved for the web to be a part of it, I think it still turned out ok- this is only my third cake I have ever made

ac2steachk Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 2:41am
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My third cake didn't look half that good...great job!

sylly Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 2:43am
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thank you for your help icon_smile.gif

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