Does Ri Burn Your Eyes?

Business By vickster Updated 23 Feb 2008 , 10:52pm by vickster

vickster Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 8:04pm
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I don't use RI much but had a reason to recently. Was wondering if anyone else had this problem. I was wondering if it might be specific to Wilton meringue powder.

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Kiddiekakes Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 9:21pm
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It doesn't burn my eyes but it sure makes my nose run!!!

DianeLM Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 9:24pm
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What the heck are you guys doing with the royal icing????

Kiddiekakes Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 9:26pm
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Actually any time I am making icing my nose runs!!!I have a cake friend who said the same thing also!!

bethola Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 9:37pm
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I'm thinkin' allergies here! Have you tried a different meringue powder? I use CK meringue powder. You might try that.

Beth in KY

banba Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 9:37pm
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Are you inhaling the ps unintentionally?

That's all I can think of as ps is well powder so it could go up your nose and into your eyes make sure you don't stand directly over it when pouring and sieving?

Lenore Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 9:38pm
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I have no problems with RI setting off any allergic reactions. I used to work in a lab that studied slime mold and my nose ran all the time. I never paid much attention to it but then years later I tested positive for allergy to molds. I would guess you are allergic to one of the ingredients. If it is really bothersome I would wear a dust mask or safety glasses.

vickster Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 10:52pm
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I don't think it's the PS because BC doesn't bother me. It just seems that the RI has a much stronger smell as you're mixing it than BC. A more pungent smell. Not necessarily a bad smell, just a lot more whang to it.

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