Royal Icing Piped On Buttercream

Decorating By Jannie92869 Updated 19 Jun 2008 , 3:43pm by Petit-four

Jannie92869 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 2:33pm
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I know royal icing dries hard for flowers. Seems hard enough to crack teeth when eaten alone. But....can I pipe small decorations on the side of a buttercream cake and it be a little soft or will it still be crunchy?

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emrldsky Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 2:51pm
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The grease in the BC might break down the RI if piped on directly. Someone with more knowledge might be able to tell you more, but I HTH!

crisc23 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 3:10pm
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I pipe with royal on buttercream all the time. It holds up fine. It does dry crunchy so it breaks when the cake is cut.

Petit-four Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 3:43pm
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RI is great for vines or stringwork on BC -- I find it a lot easier than BC stringwork. And, as crisc23 mentioned, it does "shatter" when cut, so you don't notice it much when eating it. icon_smile.gif

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