Ive never made royal icing numbers before! Its for a cake on Saturday. I made the numbers on wax paper and let them dry for a few days. I was just trying to peel them off gently, and they are all breaking! I made about five pair just in case, but I don't even want to try anymore! I think tonight I'll just use my clay gun to make the numbers out of fondant/gumpaste, but for future reference i wonder what i did wrong! i used the standard recipe for royal of powdered sugar, merengue powder and a little water... i piped an outline first with pretty thick then the interior with a little thinner. Sigh, i guess I need to do my numbers in fondant!
It sounds like you didn't make them thick enough
The other thinkg you did wrong is making them on wax paper. Use plastic wrap. It is *far* easier it romove them from plastic. They won't stick -- almost just fall off
Also when you added water to thin down after piping the outline did you test it? To the s l o o o w count of 10?
No, the slow count to 10 ? I don't know what that means. Teach me , LOL
Also by plastic you dont mean saran wrap, right? You mean actual plastic? Thanks for the feedback!!